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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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.

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  • The next Service Directors training session will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at Nicolet Area Technical College, Northwoods Center Room 202, 5360 College Dr, Rhinelander, WI 54501 from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Registration will begin at 5:30 pm. To sign up for this class, please register through Wi Train using course ID: 1056696.
  • Memo 18-02 provides information on the SFY2019 EMS Funding Assistance Program.
  • Emergency Medical Services week is May 20-26, 2018. Governor Walker issued a proclamation for EMS week.
  • National EMS for Children day is Wednesday, May 23, 2018. In honor of this special day, the EMS for Children of Wisconsin is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Pediatric Champion of the Year Award. This award is granted to an EMS crew or station that has displayed outstanding care for a child in a medical emergency or trauma event, demonstrated exceptional effort in influencing the development of pediatric training or quality improvement programs, or worked toward creating injury prevention efforts. Recipients will receive a lunch celebration, certificate of appreciation and a plaque for their station or crew quarters recognizing them as champions in the efforts to improve pediatric emergency care. To submit a nomination for the Pediatric Champion of the Year Award, please visit the website below to complete the nomination survey. Nominations are due by April 2, 2018. To be eligible, the event must have occurred in the 2017 calendar year.

2018 Pediatric Champion Award Wisconsin

  • EMS Agencies interactive map is available.
  • The 2018-2020 EMS State Plan is available.
  • EMS Numbered Memo #17-08 (PDF) provides information on the 2018-2020 EMS Provider Renewal.
  • EMS Numbered Memo #17-07 (PDF) provides information on the 2018-2020 Instructor Renewal.
  • EMS Numbered Memo # 17-06 (PDF) provides information on the 2018-2020 Service Renewal.
  • EMS Numbered Memo #17-01 (PDF) provides information with supporting documents on the 2018-2020 EMS Provider Renewal.
  • The National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) is pleased to announce the availability of  “Evidence-Based Guidelines for fatigue risk management in Emergency Medical Services”. Information on this can be found on the project's website.


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Last Revised: May 23, 2018