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  • WEMSA Service Directors Workshop #2



    Wisconsin EMS Association

    Service Directors Workshop

    Iron River Community Center

    September 28th, 2017


    Please join us for the second in a series of WEMSA Service Director Workshops sponsored by Medline that will be held throughout Wisconsin.  This workshop is open to all Service Directors and Assistant Service Directors especially in the following counties: Washburn, Sawyer, Iron, Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas.  The next Service Director Workshop will be held in February 2018.  Subsequent workshops will be held in other regions. Please watch our website for additional dates and locations.

    1745-1815  Registration

    1815-1830  Dinner is served

    1830-1845  Welcome – WEMSA Introduction   (Marc Cohen, Executive Director)

    1845-1930  Medline Presentation – Marc Rosenstock   (Sponsor Guest – Pat Mannix, CEO of Andres Medical Billing)

    1930-2100  Reimbursements/Documentation – Presented by Fred Hornby II, Paramedic

    2100-2200  Service Directors Open Forum


    This workshop is complimentary for all Service Directors and Assistant Service Director, and is generously underwritten by Medline.

    To register, please Click Here!

    For additional information please contact the WEMSA Office at 414-431-8193 or email Lori at

  • Are You Having Difficulty Finding Naloxone and Epinephrine?

    Having Difficulty Finding Naloxone and Epinephrine? Extended use dates still not filling your need for these medications?

    As an add-on to a previous story on extending the use dates for some medications, WEMSA has been notified by our Platinum Conference Sponsor – Medline Industries that they have Naloxone and Epinephrine in stock and available for immediate delivery!

    Contact Colleen Reichling, Emergency Services Account Manager at 608-482-1377 or email her at

    WEMSA, as your Voice for EMS will continue to work with our partner vendors to make sure you have the latest information on medication availability.

  • Bill SB59 – Changing Our Language

    This afternoon Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to sign SB59 regarding EMT language changes.

    This bill changes and aligns the terminology for emergency medical technicians to the National Registry language. The changes will be as follows:

    • First Responder becomes Emergency Medical Responder
    • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic becomes Emergency Medical Technician
    • Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate  does not change
    • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is added to reflect the level currently in the state at DHS known as Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate Technician
    • Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic becomes Paramedic


    Emergency medical technician currently refers to all levels of EMT’s : EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate, EMT Paramedic. That term changes to Emergency Medical Services Practitioner under the bill SB39 and includes EMT Advanced.

    Marc Cohen, WEMSA Executive Director will be representing  the Wisconsin EMS Association at the invitation of the Governor at the bill signing ceremony this afternoon.