EMS Miscellaneous Training Resources

This page provides information on various training resources for Wisconsin EMS services.

University of Wisconsin Outreach Programs

The University of Wisconsin - Madison, Division of Continuing Studies continues to hold its "Nonprofit Development" series. This series of workshops includes: Grants Development, Proposal Writing Basics, Planned Giving, Community Fund Raising, Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations, Developing and Managing Volunteers, Building a Board That Works, Community Building and Starting a Friends Organization. Other workshops of interest include: Report Writing, Publicity Media Relations, and Publicity Writing Techniques. Call the Office of Professional Development and Applied Studies at 608/263-2088 or visit its website at Professional Development Programs for more information.

Although these workshops are not specific to EMS, they contain valuable information for community EMS programs.

Self-Study Courses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a variety of self-study courses of interest to EMS. For example, a self-study course in epidemiology is available. These courses consist of a combination of lessons, manuals, outside reference material, and practical exercises. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of each course, and CEUs are awarded as appropriate. Course materials are available for a fee. There is no enrollment fee. To request a catalog, call 1-800-41-TRAIN or visit the CDC Learning Connection.

Emergency Response to Terrorism - Basic Concepts

Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Technical College System are offering the National Fire Academy developed course entitled "Emergency Response to Terrorism - Basic Concepts" throughout the state. Contact your County Emergency Management Director for course information and applications.

This two-day course is designed to prepare first response personnel to take the appropriate course of action at the scene of a potential terrorist incident. The course will provide students with a general understanding and recognition of terrorism, defensive considerations such as biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosive (B-NICE), as well as command and control issues associated with criminal incidents. When an incident occurs, the students will be able to recognize and implement self-protective measures; secure the scene; complete appropriate notifications to local, state and federal authorities; and assist in completing a smooth transition from emergency to recovery and termination operations.

Representatives from the emergency medical services community are encouraged to attend. Class size is limited to 30 and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

These "Emergency Response to Terrorism - Basic Concepts" courses are scheduled for statewide recruitment. The course may also be available in your community by request. For more information, contact your County Emergency Management Director.

Last Revised: May 5, 2020