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

  • The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance has released new fentanyl safety video for first responders. Please see their announcement for additional information and a link to the video.
  • We are pleased to announce that Dr. Riccardo Colella has been named State Emergency Medical Services Medical Director, effective immediately. Dr. Colella succeeds Dr. Susan Martens whose term ended June 30, 2018.
  • The remaining WARDS Elite Training sessions for 2018 have all been set up and entered into Wi-Train. There will be several sessions taking place from now through the end of September held at various locations across the state. These sessions will take place in the evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm. Please login to your personal account in Wi-Train to sign up for the session you wish to attend using course #1049572. Below are the remaining sessions:
    • September 17 and 18, 2018 - Edgerton Fire Protection, Edgerton, WI
    • September 24 and 25, 2018 - Menomonie FD, Menomonie, WI
    • September 26 and 27, 2018 - North Crawford Rescue, Soldiers Grove, WI
  • EMS Agencies interactive map is available.
  • The 2018-2020 EMS State Plan is available.
  • 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: September 11, 2018