This page provides general information about the services EMS provides and answers to the most frequently asked questions that come to the EMS office.
This page also has information about Do Not Resuscitate, patient privacy, preventing diseases, and more.
If you can't find the information you need below, please contact our office.
EMS rules and regulations
Where do I find information about EMS Board meetings?
The EMS Board issues recommendations on EMS-related topics to the Department of Health Services (DHS). EMS board members are appointed by the Governor.
How do I find DHS official memos that affect EMS?
DHS issues guidance to update providers and interested parties of important information related to EMS processes and procedures.
Which Wisconsin statues create the rules that govern EMS.
The laws that govern Wisconsin EMS can be found in the Wisconsin Administrative Code and the Wisconsin Statutes.
How do I find the Wisconsin EMS State Plan?
Guidelines, programs, and history
How do I file a complaint?
Anyone who has a problem with EMS has the right to file a complaint. The Wisconsin EMS Office receives and reviews all complaints about EMS personnel, services, and certified EMS Training Centers regarding EMS issues and violations of EMS rules.
Will my privacy be protected if I ever need EMS?
Learn about your rights and about changes to law regarding your privacy.
How long has EMS been around?
Learn about the history of EMS in Wisconsin and its logo.
Where can I find the trauma triage guidelines
View the State of Wisconsin Trauma Field Triage Guidelines in an easy-to-understand one-page fact sheet.
Where can I find Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data?
Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System (WARDS) Elite is a secure web-based data reporting system. Ambulance service providers enter and submit their information electronically.
What is the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR)?
The Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR), is a secure, password-protected, web-based volunteer registration system for health care and behavioral health professionals. Volunteers may be asked to fill critical response and recovery roles following a major public health emergency.
Do Not Resuscitate
A Do-Not-Resuscitate order directs emergency medical technicians, first responders and emergency health care facilities personnel not to attempt resuscitation of the person for whom the order is issued if that person has a heart attack or stops breathing.
- Do Not Resuscitate General Information
- F-44763 Do Not Resuscitate Form
- F-44764 Do Not Resuscitate Inserts
- Sticky J DNR Bracelet Medical Order From
- Sticky J Medical ID Website
- View the law that governs Do Not Resuscitate in Wisconsin (Wis. Stat. § 154.19)
Prevention and safety information
- Prevention and Safety – Learn how Wisconsin EMS, the Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness work together to protect Wisconsin citizens.
- Disease Reporting – Information about diseases and conditions private and public health providers are required to report in Wisconsin.
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – MRSA is a staff infection spread by contact with an infected wound or items that have touched infected skin.
- Bloodborne Pathogens and Needle Stick Prevention – Learn about the standard set by Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding how to prevent accidental needle sticks and what to do when it happens.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Learn about the personal protective equipment used by emergency medical professionals when working with contagious diseases or environmental hazards.
- Tuberculosis (TB) Information – Learn about TB testing and guidelines for EMS personnel.