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. 

The 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 January 27, 2014.

Licensed and/or certified EMS services (809 total statewide)

  • First Responder Groups (343 certified groups)
  • Ambulance Services - Basic (137 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Intermediate Technician (148 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Intermediate (13 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Paramedic (147 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Critical Care (49 licensed services)
  • TEMS Services (21 licensed services)
  • Air Medical Services (9 services licensed at one of the above levels)

Licensed and/or certified EMS personnel (19,953 total statewide)

  • First Responders (3,640 certified personnel)
  • EMT-Basics (9,001 licensed personnel)
  • Intermediate Technicians (2,781 licensed personnel)
  • Intermediates (217 licensed personnel)
  • Paramedics (4,285 licensed personnel)
  • Critical Care Paramedics (607 licensed personnel)
  • TEMS (78 personnel licensed at one of the above levels)

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2011 = 631,230

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2012 = 654,528

Annual calls by all services statewide for 2013 = 645,182

Last Revised: November 25, 2014