Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services

A vital part of what the City of Waukesha Fire Department does is providing emergency medical service (EMS) to the community. All of our members are Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensed, and 44 are licensed as Paramedics.  Our organization's ability to cross-staff apparatus and adjust computer aided dispatch protocols allow us to initiate care immediately upon our arrival (regardless of whether an engine or ambulance arrives first) and ensure that there are at least three Paramedic apparatus available throughout the city to provide advanced care if needed.

Most medical transports, whether determined to be a true emergency or not, conclude at  Waukesha Memorial Hospital. The City of Waukesha benefits a great deal by having a hospital located in the heart of our City. By having a strategic partnership with Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the City of Waukesha Fire Department ensures prompt, professional, and excellent service to the entire City. Very few communities in the County can say that they have their own hospital. The fact that we have one centrally located within our City helps to ensure rapid transport times to the hospital, which translates into less discomfort for our patients.

Occasionally, the need may arise when transports to other facilities are necessary. These needs are based on, but not limited to: hospital diversions, patient condition, or mass casualty incidents. In these instances, the City of Waukesha Fire Department is prepared to make adjustments to transport patients to facilities like Froedtert,   ChildrensElmbrookOconomowocWest AllisCommunity Memorial, or St. Mary's Burn Center. Additionally, Flight for Life crews are only a phone call away and ready at a moment's notice should their services be needed.