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The mission of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Unit is to ensure that the highest quality and standards of pre-hospital emergency medical care is available to all citizens of and visitors to Wisconsin.


Through leadership, support, and regulation, the EMS Unit ensures the development and maintenance of a high quality Emergency Medical Services delivery system for the State of Wisconsin. Its primary focus is to reduce both human suffering and economic loss from premature death and disability resulting from sudden illness or injury.

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  • new Two additional WARDS training sessions are being offered. On Monday, August 25, just before the Governor's Conference on Highway Safety noted below and again on Wednesday, September 17.  These sessions will be offered from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  The August 25th class will be held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (PDF, 29 KB) and the September class will be held at Mid-State Technical College (PDF, 29 KB). Please review the flyers for each school provided. To register go to the WiTrain site (exit DHS), search for Course #1049572 and register for the location you would like to attend.  

  • newThe Wisconsin State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Committee has just published Wisconsin Heroin Epidemic: Strategies and Solutions. This document looks at the increase in heroin use and offers some suggestions on prevention and treatment.

  • The Governor's Conference on Highway Safety will be August 26 to 28, 2014.  It will be held at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. In an effort to have EMS personnel more involved with the conference, the EMS Unit has been working with the Department of Transportation to include some EMS-specific sessions. These will include an abbreviated version of the Service Director's Course and an EMT-Basic 6-hour Flexible Refresher. These sessions are being offered free of charge. Note - The Flexible Refresher will be limited to the first 30 participants to sign up. Check Out the Brochure and Registration Information (exit DHS)

  • Helicopter EMS Utilization Guidelines (PDF, 648 KB) are now available for use.

  • We have updated all the Advanced Skill Approval Forms to include optional skills in the Operational Plan for a service. There is now a form for each license level and the skill can be chosen from a drop-down list within each form.

  • We have updated the License Renewal instruction pages. Please check them out if you have any difficulties completing your application.

  • FEMA released an Active Shooter Guide (exit DHS) for Fire and EMS departments which provides some operational considerations for those situations.

  • The EMS System Management subcommittee of the Wisconsin EMS Board has developed a High School EMT Education Program (PDF, 218 KB). This document may be used by EMS agencies and their school districts to create a course within their local high school to encourage the interest of students and provide a potential source of EMTs for EMS services.



Last Revised: August 19, 2014