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  • EMS Day at the Capital Scheduled for November 1st

    The Wisconsin EMS Association together with other EMS and fire stakeholders will be hosting EMS Day at the Capital on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at the Madison Central Library, 201 West Mifflin Street in Madison. This very important event will allow for attendees to meet their representatives so they can educate them to best help EMS to provide high quality service in the State of Wisconsin.

    The headquarters for the event will be inside of the state capital, second floor North Hearing Room. Water and snacks will be available along with the ability to provide and obtain feedback and requests for followup.


    – 9:00 AM        Welcome  (Partner Panel) – History, goals for today, key talking points and bills
    – 9:30 AM        Legislative speaker panel – Sen Nass, Rep Kremer, Rep Shankland, Rep Loudenbeck all invited
    – 10:00 AM      Lobbying 101, what it looks like, what to expect
    – 10:20 AM       Lobbying Packet Review
    – 10:40 AM       The Legislative “Asks”
    – 12:00 PM       Lunch served and walk to Capitol building for visits

    Wisconsin EMS Association members are encouraged to attend and help support this important initiative. You can register here so we know how many EMS providers are coming to participate and can provide snacks and supplies for everyone. With your help we are hoping to show the legislators what EMS means to Wisconsin.

  • Wisconsin Honors EMT Matt Deicher

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, September 28th to honor Matthew Deicher, an EMT and Firefighter

    who passed away on Monday. Matt was seriously injured in July of 2003 when the ambulance he was transporting a patient in rolled over on state Highway 39 in Marathon County. Matt, along with two other EMTs, were transporting a patient to the hospital at the time and were all injured in the crash. The patient was killed. Matt suffered the most serious injuries and became paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result of it.

    The Wisconsin EMS Association featured Matt’s story in the November-December 2004 edition of EMS Professionals magazine. Find out more about Matt and his family, learn of his struggles, and see how he rose to conquer new challenges following the crash in this archive magazine article. Matt was truly an inspiration to EMTs in Wisconsin and throughout the nation. EMS World magazine also shared his story nationally.

    Matt gave to the many people he helped in his community as a volunteer EMT and firefighter. Our condolences go out to his family. In addition to the feature article, Matt’s obituary can also be viewed here.



  • 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.