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
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 Ordering Information
Wisconsin EMT / First
Responder shoulder patches can be ordered at:
Lark Uniform Outfitters
3960 South Howell Avenue
Phone: (800) 879-5275
Note: You must have a current Wisconsin EMT license to
order patches. All license numbers are verified with the EMS section
prior to processing your 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:
PO Box 29233
Columbus, OH 43299
Phone: (614) 888-4484
Website: National Registry
2010 Wisconsin EMS Patches
Past Wisconsin EMS Patches
November 20, 2014