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Now Accepting Board Member Applications for the 2023 Year.
Each WEMSA Board Member serves a 3-year term.
Application Deadline: April 15th, 2023 5:00 PM CST
Term Start Date (if approved & elected): July 1st, 2023

The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) is the largest member-based EMS organization in Wisconsin, and one of the largest overall member-based organizations in the state. Its Board of Directors consists of various volunteer members from throughout the state’s EMS system. Directors come from rural, suburban, and urban EMS systems, and consist of full-time, part-time, paid-on-call, and volunteer services alike. Twelve association members comprise the Board of Directors, who serves staggered three-year terms that begin in July of each year. Each year, one-third (four) of the Directors positions are due for re-election.

The application period is now open to apply for a position on the Wisconsin EMS Association’s Board of Directors. Each year, four positions are elected by the membership to the 12-member board. Each term is for three years, with the term to begin on July 1, 2023.


Board members provide financial oversight, establish strategic goals, provide advocacy, and help to advance the Association’s mission. They attend monthly committee and board calls, annual meetings, attend and participate in the annual conference, review, and provide timely response to documents and office communications, and participate in other Association events, as necessary.

Qualified candidates will possess visionary leadership and should be willing to put their skills and knowledge to use, be able to dedicate time to the mission of the Association, and to assist the WEMSA Board in providing a vision for Wisconsin EMS in the future. Candidates should also have experience and/ or interest in advocacy, board development, education, finance, membership, publications or strategic planning.

To be eligible, candidates must be a member of WEMSA a minimum of two years immediately preceding applying for the Board. Applications must be submitted  via the link below no later than 5:00 PM CST April 15th, 2023.  You will need to upload a letter of reference within the application link.  Please see additional details below.

Being a WEMSA Board of Director is a volunteer role that comes with many benefits to build upon your career as an EMS Professional. Board Members help shape the future of EMS through education, legislation, and resources.


Requirements to be a WEMSA Board Member have been streamlined to allow for both experienced and new EMS applicants.

The application process should take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Applicants must be Active WEMSA Members or be listed on an Active Service Member Roster to apply.

Applicants must submit a short bio, explain why they would like to be involved, and submit one letter of recommendation.

Please click the button to go to our streamlined Board of Directors Application. All candidates will be contacted directly to acknowledge their submission and may be asked additional questions for their candidacy.
Before you submit your application, you can view the PDF of the questions being asked prior to filling out the submission form via SurveyMonkey.
How much time does this take out of my schedule?

You are required to attend quarterly Board of Directors meetings either in-person and/or virtually 💻 over Zoom.  These meetings last approximately 1 hour but could be up to 2.


You are required to be present on specific WEMSA Committee meetings which are hosted monthly, bi-monthly, or ad hoc throughout the year depending upon which committee you join. You are required to be on at least two WEMSA Committees.


We ask for your help during our annual WEMSA Conference with regards to planning, scanning, registration, etc.  You get a FULL Registration with FREE CEs at our Conference!

I don’t live close to the WEMSA Office, can I still be a Board Member?

YES!! 👍  Meetings are held virtually 💻 and we need your input and experience on your side of the state to make strategic decisions and planning for EMS statewide.

I’m not a director for our department, can I still be a Board Member?

YES!! 👍 We need your input and experience regardless of what EMS level you are; EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics are all welcomed to apply.  You are required to be a WEMSA member for at least two consecutive years preceding the time of nomination should you be elected to the board by a member vote.

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