Emergency Medical Services

Physician Response

Our physicians are able to provide EMS agencies across Dane County with on-scene medical expertise and consultation, specialized procedure ability, educational outreach and quality assurance 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Established in 2014, the Physician Response Vehicles are currently staffed by a dozen EMS and flight physicians who bring with them 15 board certifications and over 80 years of collective medical experience.

The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine supports field medical direction via two response vehicles equipped with warning lights, sirens, and specialty medical equipment. These vehicles, dubbed Badger-1 and Badger-2, have been called to high profile events throughout the region, as well as physician outreach to the local paramedic community.

In 2022, we coordinated with the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program to purchase and outfit a new mobile simulation training ambulance (Badger-3).

Paramedic Education

The EMS Section serves as an institutional partner to the UW Health Emergency Education Center (EEC) through reviewing and approving educational content and regularly serving as instructors for prehospital courses.

From CPR courses to advanced life support courses to prehospital education and EMS liaisons, the Emergency Education Center supports health professional education and training needs throughout the region.

The EEC provides American Heart Association training for the entire UW Health organization and is the lead in EMS primary and continuing education for the UW EMS Consortium. The EEC also has provided training for Primary Paramedic students since the 1970’s and is one of only a handful of centers in Wisconsin to achieve accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation.

The EEC also teaches an advanced, Critical Care Transport Course, and The Difficult Airway Course is the only licensed site in the state of Wisconsin. Our faculty work closely with the EMS Liaison for UW Health, who is also an educator with the EEC and helps to coordinate EMS outreach, quality assurance and continuing education planning.

Dr. Michael Lohmeier serves as medical director for the Emergency Education Center.

Explore courses at uwhealth.org/emergency-education-center.

EMS Section News & Updates

Recent Media Appearances

Dr. Michael Lohmeier demonstrates hands-only CPR on WKOW 27 News in Madison, Wis.