EMS Department Overview
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The EMS Department is licensed to provide emergency medical services at the EMT-IV Tech level. In addition to providing emergency medical treatment and transport, the department offers first aid and CPR training to the community, schools, and businesses. They also co-sponsor babysitting training classes. Services are also provided under contract to portions of the Towns of Dunn and Pleasant Springs who pay based on a percentage of population within the service area. The department works closely with the Fire and Police Departments in providing emergency services, provides mutual aid to surrounding communities as requested, and is dispatched by the Dane County Communications Center on a medical priority basis. The department is a member of the regional Public Safety Alliance and can draw upon its resources for training and paramedic level response. The call volume of the department is heavily impacted by the incidence of vehicle accidents that occur on the stretches of U.S. Hwy. 51 and the Interstate that are within the service area as well as the concentrations of elderly people that live in senior housing complexes within the Village.
The EMS Department is staffed by an EMS Director, 3 24-hour EMT-I/Clerk/Janitors, and two EMT-I Clerk I's. These shared positions provide complete ambulance coverage from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Remaining ambulance coverage on nights, weekends, and holidays is provided by over 20 volunteers who are certified at the EMT-Basic or EMT - IV Tech level. Volunteer members are required to provide a minimum of 30 hours of ambulance coverage each month and also train twice a month in order to maintain their skills. The departmental budget is supplemented by fundraising conducted by the EMS Association for supplemental equipment purchases.