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EMS Patch Information

Wisconsin EMS patches had remained unchanged since the 1970's.  In February 2010 Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) conference attendees chose six semi-finalists out of over 40 entries that were submitted during a contest to replace the then current patch design. Those six designs were presented to the Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board and they selected three for final consideration. The final decision was made by the Wisconsin EMS Office staff based on design, colors, and universal appeal.  As WEMSA donated the grand prize, no costs were incurred by the Wisconsin EMS Office in this process.

Stefan Peterson of Mazomanie submitted the winning design. Stefan volunteers with Waunakee Area EMS as an Intermediate Technician.  He is also a freelance graphic designer.

Stefan put a great deal of thought into the design and its meanings. The rolling fields highlight our landscape and the predominantly rural roots of our EMS system. An urban/rural skyline speaks to the diversity of the communities we serve.  Likewise, the Rod of Asclepius on the Star of Life leans slightly forward to suggest action, energy, and the progressive nature of our state’s emergency care.  Going with the traditions of our state, the patch is colored with a predominance of green and gold.

With the exception of Tactical EMS, all levels will use one standard patch with the addition of a rocker to designate the licensing level of the individual.  The Tactical EMS patch is designed with subdued color.

There is no statewide requirement to replace any current patches with the new patch.  


Patch Ordering Information

Wisconsin EMT / First Responder shoulder patches can be ordered at:

Lark Uniform Outfitters
3960 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 

Phone: (800) 879-5275
Web: http://www.larkuniform.com/ (exit DHS)
NOTE - Lark Uniform does not currently have the ability to accept on-line orders.
               Please call them directly to place an order.

Retail store hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

National Registry shoulder patches must be ordered through the National Registry of EMTs at:

NREMT
PO Box 29233
Columbus, OH 43299

Phone: (614) 888-4484
Web: http://www.nremt.org (exit DHS)


2010 Wisconsin EMS Patches

2010 Wisconsin EMS patch 2010 Wisconsin Tactical EMS patch

 

Past Wisconsin EMS Patches

Original First Responder Patch Original EMT-Basic Patch
Intermediate Technician Rocker Original EMT-Intermediate Patch
Original Paramedic Patch

Last Revised: February 21, 2014