New Hot Sheet Released
Rural Grants Available for EMS, MTM to Replace LogistiCare, and Reporters Probe into Wisconsin Ambulance Inspection Program are among the headlines in the latest issue of Hot Sheets. Subscribers, click HERE to access your copy.
WEMSA Board Appoints Three New Board Members
The Wisconsin EMS Association Board recently appointed three new board members. Jerry Miller is a Paramedic and President/CEO of LifeQuest Services. Tim Nowak is a Paramedic/FF with Green Bay Fire Dept., First Responder with County Rescue Services, and Founder/CEO of Emergency Medical Solutions. Dallas Deitzel is an EMT-Intermediate Technician and President of the Dickeyville Rescue Squad in Grant County. For a list of all board members, click HERE.
Medical Transportation Management Inc. (MTM), a Missouri-based company who landed the $51 million state contract, will take over for LogistiCare on August 1 to start managing and dispatching non-emergency medical reides for Wisconsin's Medicaid and Badger-Care Plus recipients. The contract is effective for three years with the option of renewal for two additional one year periods.
In his proposed budget, Governor Walker included a $1 million increase in the Service Award Program (SAP), which currently has a $2 million cap per fiscal year. In recent years, the cap has been reached, resulting in reduced payouts to program recipients. With the increase, the program (formerly know as the Length of Service Award - LOSA) will provide matching funds up to $3 million annually and permit the program participants to receive the maximum allowed state-matching funds.
The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) is the state's largest non-profit member-based organization representing EMS professionals. WEMSA regularly works with other stakeholders, health care professionals, public safety organizations, and legislators to advance and enhance the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
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SAVE THE DATE!! 2014 Working Together Conference is January 29 - February 1!
Working Together is one of the largest EMS events in the midwest! Mark your calendar!
NEW!! EMS WEEK Proclamation - Click the link to view or download a copy of the 2013 EMS Week Proclamation signed by Governor Scott Walker.
NEW!! Rural Access to Emergency Devices (AED) Grant Program - Click here to learn how to apply for a grant to puchase AEDs, place AEDs in rural areas, and provide AED training. 47 of the 72 Wisconsin counties are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply is June 17, 2013.
NEW!! Wisconsin EMS Association Special Operations Society - Click on the link to learn about the many benefits of SOS Membership. SOS welcomes members who are interested in Tactical EMS (TEMS), Disaster Medicine, and Wildnerness Medicine. To join, send an email to email@example.com or call 800-793-6820.
NEW!! Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services - Click on the link to access the newly released guide and reference from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
NHTSA Issues New Guidelines for Transporting Children - Click on the link to view the new recommendations for the safe transport of pediatric patients.
NAEMT Capwiz Legislative Service - Click on the link for direct access to Capital Hill through the Capwiz online legislative service. The site is designed to help EMS professionals advocate for the passage of current EMS federal legislation.
Pre-hospital Management of Athletic C-spine Injuries - Click on the link to view resources for managing spinal injuries in athletes.
Paper Run Reports Available FREE to WEMSA Service & Corporate Members - Click on the link to email the WEMSA office to arrange for local pick-up or discuss shipping options.
Office Space, Studio, & Meeting Rooms Available for Lease in WEMSA Headquarters - Click on the link for photos and more details. Click HERE for Room Rental Agreement form.