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  • WEMSA Service Directors Workshop #2

    Medline Presents
    Wisconsin EMS Association Service Directors Workshop
    Iron River Community Center
    October 10, 2017
    (New Date)


    Join us on a new date for the second in a series of WEMSA Service Director Workshops sponsored by Medline being 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.

    – 4:45 PM -5:15 PM  Registration

    – 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Dinner is served

    – 5:30 PM -5:45 PM  Welcome – WEMSA Introduction (Marc Cohen, Executive Director)

    – 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Medline Presentation – Marc Rosenstock   (Sponsor Guest – Pat Mannix, CEO of Andres Medical Billing)

    – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM  Reimbursements/Documentation – Presented by Fred Hornby II, Paramedic

    – 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Service Directors Open Forum

    This workshop is complimentary for all Service Directors and Assistant Service Directors and is generously underwritten by Medline. For additional information please contact the WEMSA Office.

    The next Service Director Workshop will be held in February 2018.  Subsequent workshops will be held in other regions. Watch for future dates and locations.


  • Don’t miss this year’s Learn & Earn Annual Meeting

    The Wisconsin EMS Association will hold its annual meeting on October 14, 2017, at Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. This year’s event will again include discount lodging and access to the indoor waterpark for only $94.99. The meeting will include a variety of educational topics and provide up to four hours of continuing education credit. Rooms can be reserved right now by calling the Great Wolf Lodge at 800-559-9653. Mention the code 1709EMS to obtain the discounted rate. Complete details about the meeting, along with the ability to register, are available online here.

    Set aside October 14, 2017, to bring the entire family to the Great Wolf Lodge while you obtain EMS education and get the latest information about your association.

  • 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.