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 October 3, 2016.

Licensed and/or certified EMS services (768 total statewide)

  • First Responder Groups (315 certified groups)
  • Ambulance Services - Basic (130 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Intermediate Technician (133 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Intermediate (10 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Paramedic (89 licensed services)
  • Ambulance Services - Critical Care (57 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 (17,024 total statewide)

  • First Responders (2,908 certified personnel)
  • EMT-Basics (7,336 licensed personnel)
  • Intermediate Technicians (2,178 licensed personnel)
  • Intermediates (136 licensed personnel)
  • Paramedics (3,479 licensed personnel)
  • Critical Care Paramedics (987 licensed personnel)
  • TEMS (230 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

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

Last Revised: January 20, 2017