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, 2018.

Qualified candidates will possess visionary leadership skills and commit time to devote to the association.  Board members provide financial oversight, establish strategic goals, provide advocacy, and help to advance the Association’s mission. Qualified candidates should be willing to put their skills and knowledge to use and be able to dedicate time to the Board and to assist the WEMSA Board in providing a vision for Wisconsin EMS in the future. 

Candidates should have experience/interest in advocacy, board development, education, finance, membership, or strategic planning.Nominations must be received in the WEMSA office no later than 5 pm on April 15, 2018. Please return completed application packets to:

Marc Cohen, Executive Director
Wisconsin EMS Association
26422 Oakridge Drive
Wind Lake, WI 53185-1402

 Board Application Packet 2018


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Wisconsin EMS Association announces new Conference and Education Director

Wind Lake, WI— The Wisconsin EMS Association is excited to announce that we are welcoming our newest member of the WEMSA team; Amanda Bates as the Conference and Education Director. She fills the position that was vacated by former Director Fred Hornby.

Amanda worked as a Firefighter and Paramedic with Somers Fire and Rescue in Kenosha County. She served as Secretary on Somers Professional Association Board overseeing event planning including; community engagement events, fundraisers and department family events.

As a current small business owner, she has expert experience in project management. Amanda owns Private Wisconsin, a criminal defense investigation agency and in 2016 was listed as a Top Ten Investigator from Expertise Online Magazine. Amanda has degrees from Bryant and Stratton College and her EMT-P license through Gateway Technical College. A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Amanda enjoys paddle boarding, powerlifting, volunteering locally and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda will be responsible for the management of the Wisconsin EMS Association Annual Working Together Emergency Service Midwest Conference and Exposition. Amanda brings her experience in EMS, education and project management. We look forward to seeing the new ideas and perspectives she brings to WEMSA. 

Amanda currently lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her daughter, fiancé, and their puppy named Popcorn. She is excited to join the WEMSA team and looks forward to serving the Association.



 Grant Funding Opportunity from our partners at the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health


 The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians awards scholarships up to $1,000 for those interested in becoming an EMR or EMT. NAEMT offers this opportunity throughout the year; the next application period opens March 1 with an April 30 deadline.






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