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 7, 2015.

Licensed and/or certified EMS services (806 total statewide)

  • First Responder Groups (339 certified groups)
  • Ambulance Services - Basic (129 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Intermediate Technician (141 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Intermediate (12 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Paramedic (95 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Critical Care (56 licensed services)
  • TEMS Services (34 licensed services)
  • Air Medical Services (10 services licensed at one of the above levels)

Licensed and/or certified EMS personnel (18,138 total statewide)

  • First Responders (3,165 certified personnel)
  • EMT-Basics (8,004 licensed personnel)
  • Intermediate Technicians (2,449 licensed personnel)
  • Intermediates (174 licensed personnel)
  • Paramedics (3,450 licensed personnel)
  • Critical Care Paramedics (896 licensed personnel)
  • TEMS (178 personnel licensed at one of the above levels)

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

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

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

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

Last Revised: April 8, 2015