Dodge County Officials Hear Update On EMS Staffing Shortage Study

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board’s Executive Committee heard an update Tuesday on a study of the region’s emergency medical services. A steering committee made up of stakeholders representing emergency medical service agencies, local hospitals and townships are hoping the study reveal solutions to significant concerns about the sustainability of EMS services in Dodge County.

In August, the county board hired Strategic Management and Consulting, LLC to conduct on-site interviews with providers as well as gather information and promote collaboration between the firm, EMS providers and constituents.

Emergency Management Director Amy Nehls says all EMS providers in the county have received a questionnaire that will highlight several key details. Including their billing process, rosters, the type of calls they receive, internal policies and procedures as well as recruitment planning.

Nehls says the questionnaire will be completed by October 17th and will then be reviewed by a representative of their consulting firm who be onsite later this month or early next month to do one-on-one interviews. She says the goal is to have the study finished by the end of the year and present it to the county board during their January or February meeting.