Wisconsin EMS System Statistics

The Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section, located in the Office of Prevention and Emergency Health Care (OPEHC), is charged with developing and maintaining an EMS delivery system throughout Wisconsin. Our system provides consistent, high-quality care to pre-hospital and interfacility patients. The Wisconsin EMS Office provides leadership, quality assurance, administration, training, coordination, and technical assistance to all EMS personnel and providers. 

Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Section staff are responsible for licensing and coordinating the following statewide services and activities.  All numbers represented below are as of April 4, 2018.

Licensed and/or certified EMS services (797 total statewide)

  • Emergency Medical Responder Groups (334 certified groups)
  • Ambulance Services - EMT (133 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (127 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Intermediate (10 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Paramedic (92 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Critical Care (66 licensed services)
  • TEMS Services (35 licensed services)
  • Air Medical Services (11 services licensed at one of the above levels)

Licensed and/or certified EMS personnel (17,148 total statewide)

  • Emergency Medical Responders (3,343 certified personnel)
  • EMTs (8,733 licensed personnel)
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (2,325 licensed personnel)
  • Intermediates (123 licensed personnel)
  • Paramedics (3,759 licensed personnel)
  • Critical Care Paramedics (1,190 licensed personnel)
  • TEMS (218 personnel licensed at one of the above levels)

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2017 = 765,170

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2016 = 693,754

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2015 = 646,289

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2014 = 704,759

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2013 = 677,471

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2012 = 656,278

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2011 = 629,537

Last Revised: April 4, 2018