About the Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA)
The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) represents and supports the views and interests of our membership in Wisconsin communities by promoting education, sharing information, and facilitating legislative action. Founded in 1973, WEMSA currently has 7,000 individual members and 375 Service/Business members representing ambulance services, first responder organizations, and allied EMS organizations. The Association is governed by a 12 member board of directors elected by the membership, and is run by 6 full-time staff members.
The Wisconsin EMS Association hosts one of the largest EMS conferences in the United States with an annual participation of nearly 2,000. Publications include our bimonthly full-color magazine, EMS Professionals®, and the WEMSA Connection E-Newsletter, published every week.
Throughout its history the organization has worked on a large variety of projects, including creation of the Funding Assistance Program (FAP), First Responder certification, Flexible ALS Staffing Public Access Defibrillation, the Length of Service Awards Program (LOSA), the removal and prevention of license fees for providers and service, administrative rules for both the Department of Health and Family Services and Department of Transportation, and dozens of other projects and interests.
Always seeking input from its members, WEMSA continually obtains feedback and information through town hall type meetings, direct mail and interest surveys and focus groups. Backed with the latest knowledge and information, the Wisconsin EMS Association is Serving Those Who Serve Others.