On Wednesday, November 1, over 100 people have registered to participate in the first Wisconsin EMS Day at the State Capitol in Madison. Participants will receive a briefing in the morning and then in the afternoon complete legislative visits.
This is a critical time for EMS. Volunteerism is down, levy limits and dwindling reimbursements are affecting funding to EMS, and services are struggling to keep ambulances staffed and their doors open. The goal on November 1 is to talk with legislators about:
- Tax incentives to recruit and retain volunteers
- Lifting levy limits for EMS services
- Reducing unnecessary calls through use of Community Paramedics and Community EMT's
Wisconsin EMS Day Agenda - November 1
10:00 am Welcome History: Legislative Study Committee, EMS Day Committee, reasons for EMS Day.
10:30 am Legislative speaker panel - Rep. Shankland, Rep. Loudenbeck, Rep. Kolste
11:00 am Advocacy 101 - what a visit looks like
11:30 am Go through meeting packets
12:00 pm Lunch served and dismissal to legislative visits