Emergency Medical Services
Thank you for visiting the Village of McFarland Website. Below is a brief explanation of what McFarland EMS is all about. Check back to this site often as new information is always being added.
McFarland Area EMS provides IV-Tech service to the citizens of McFarland and portions of the Town of Dunn.
The primary mission of McFarland Emergency Medical Service is to provide efficient, high quality emergency medical services to the Village of McFarland and surrounding area.
We will commit to being a resource for the education of the public on issues pertaining to emergency care as well as providing basic and continuing EMT and CPR training to our members.
We will create a safe working environment that encourages continuing education and the achievement of personal goals, while continually striving to accomplish our primary mission.
By working together, remaining well organized and committed to quality, membership participation, and continuous improvement, we can best meet the challenges of the future.
Telephone: (608) 838-3152
Monthly EMS Report
CPR to CCR
The medical community has over the years paid great attention to improving programs that help EMS and the public respond to emergencies related to cardiac events. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was the standard for many years with periodic revision, but a new program, Continuous Compression Resuscitation or CCR, has shown dramatic improvement in saving lives when responding to witnessed cardiac emergencies. Rock and Walworth counties started CCR in Wisconsin and Dane County has recently joined in this program.
CCR focuses on administering a long series of chest compressions without interruptions. Studies in Colorado and Arizona found that this method allows for adequate oxygenation and greatly improves the movement of blood throughout the body, increasing the rate of survival three times that of CPR. Dane County implemented CCR to EMS in January 2008 by conducting a train the trainer session. McFarland EMS trained our staff members and started the program March 1st. Along with EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement personnel will also be be trained in CCR.
In fact, CCR has already successfully implemented by McFarland EMS, resulting in successful resuscitation.
You will have the opportunity to learn more about CCR. Watch for announcements in the McFarland Thistle, McFarland Outlook newsletter, and on the McFarland Village Website.