The Wisconsin EMS Association Foundation is a charitable organization which seeks to address the needs, and provide the means, to further the opportunities for the education and training of emergency medical services personnel; and to improve the health and well-being of communities through education to have a greater awareness of issues involving emergency medicine.
The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to education, research, equipment purchases and prevention programs in our communities.
Enhancing health and safety in our communities.
We treat all stakeholders with dignity and respect. We are ethical, accountable and transparent. We embrace diversity and innovation. We make a difference through collaboration. We are committed to sustainable programs.
We Back The Dedicated is a way to show your local support of EMS.
EMS Memorial Fund
In Wisconsin there has been no central location to honor those in our industry. Whether honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others, or honoring those continuing to provide these invaluable services within their communities, there was not a location to do so. This also meant there was no place for the public to recognize our line of duty deaths or those individuals whose daily actions have made our chosen vocation or avocation one of importance and endeared by the communities we serve.
The WEMSA Foundation serves as a primary funding source for this new EMS Memorial,
including the construction and upkeep of the park.
Thankfully, that all changed earlier this year when the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial was officially reorganized and became the Wisconsin Fire & EMS Memorial (WFEM). With a beautiful 7.5 acre park located along the West bank of the Wisconsin River within the city of Wisconsin Rapids, the park will now be a centrally located site within the State memorializing our industry and those that have given their lives while in the service of EMS.
WEMSA Foundation Scholarship
The WEMSA Foundation provides this scholarship on an annual basis for each academic year in collaboration with national, local, and community donors. We have limited scholarships available but you are encouraged to apply.
The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) Foundation, a 501c3 charitable foundation, is currently seeking national, local, and community donors in an effort to provide academic scholarships to future EMS students in the amount of $1,000 per student scholarship to cover the cost of a program tuition, books, and related testing fees. The scholarships would be available to WI residents in an effort to improve recruitment for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in our communities. Interested applicants can fill out the online application below. For reference, the following items are required:
Resume / CV
Tech College Enrollment
Letter of Recommendation
Explanation of Need
The application portal for the 2023 - 2024 WEMSA Foundation Scholarship is now closed.
"I can't thank WEMSA and Kids Health Vista Foundation enough for the generous gifts of pediatric equipment. I would have been happy just to get the child transport restraint system. These items were in the budget for three years but removed to help keep costs to the towns in line. Everyone hopes we won't need this, but the reality is we will need and in the past really could have used the equipment. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!"
Lynn Verhagen, Pickerel Fire & Rescue Squad
“I am extremely thankful to the WEMSA Foundation for the generous scholarship they have awarded me, which will allow me to continue my education so that I may obtain my long term goals!”
Victoria Obst, 2022-2023 WEMSA Foundation Scholarship Recipient