Join Us for the 2020 EMS Day at the Capitol!
Wednesday, January 15th
Madison Central Library | Free | More Info | Register Now►
Join your EMS colleagues from around Wisconsin at EMS Advocacy Day at the Capitol 2020, a day for rural and urban EMS providers to speak with their state legislators about pending legislation and share their views on important EMS issues and policies.
In the morning session, participants will gather for an issue briefing, Lobbying 101 training, and to prepare for the afternoon visits with elected officials.
After lunch (included in your free registration), participants will walk up the block to the Capitol, where you'll speak with your legislators.
Register now, and find more information soon on our website.
January 15th Schedule:
- 9:30: Registration at the Madison Central Library 201 Mifflin St, Rooms 301 and 302 in Madison
- 10:00: Welcome and issue briefing
- 11:45: Lunch
- 12:30: Walk to Capitol; Meetings with legislators begin (meetings will be scheduled by event staff)
This year we have several issues we’ll talk with them about:
- Raising Medicaid reimbursement: Reimbursement rates haven’t been increased in over 10 years. It’s time the legislature takes action on this issue.
- Senator Howard Marklein (Spring Green) has introduced a series of EMS bills that we will urge our legislators to act upon, including an increase in the Funding Assistance Program (FAP) budget and streamlining the application process.
If you can’t make it to Madison, we encourage you to call and express your opinion to your representatives on these EMS issues. You can find your legislator’s phone number through the Legislative Hot Line, 800-362-9472, or on the State Legislature website. Please register and let us know if you plan to call in.
Brought to you by the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association, the Wisconsin EMS Association, the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health.