Emergency Medical Services in Wisconsin

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Dedicated to Consistent, High-Quality Care Across the State of Wisconsin


Our Mission

The mission of the Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Section 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.

Our Vision

Through leadership, support, and regulation, the EMS Section 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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EMT Refresher Courses (Note: Scroll down to EMS Refresher List after page opens.)


Weapons of Mass Destruction online training

Attention Providers: Please make sure the email address entered in your E-Licensing account is current and that you are able to access it regularly. Our office uses the email addresses in E-Licensing to communicate with all EMS Providers, Service Directors, and Medical Directors.

Hot Topics

  • EMS Numbered Memo #16-05 (PDF, 46 KB) allows the use of draw-up epinephrine by Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) services. There is also a PowerPoint training module (PPTX, 5.8 MB) available for all services to implement this Advanced Skill.
  • The next WARDS Training session is to be announced. To sign up for this class, please register through Wi TRAIN using course ID: 1049572.
  • The next Service Directors Training session will be on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at Southwest Tech, Room 492/493, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53809. To sign up for this class, please register through  Wi TRAIN using course ID: 1056696.
  • The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care (OPEHC) has issued a document titled Health Care Coalitions (HCC) and EMS P-01198 (PDF, 312 KB). It explains why EMS should be involved and how they can participate. It also identifies the HCC Regions and the Coordinators and Medical Advisors involved.
  • We have added an Instructor web page to provide specific information for all instructors.
  • Ebola virus web page (Department of Health Services)


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Last Revised: October 27, 2016