Our Mission

To provide the communities of Barron County

with a highly-skilled group of emergency responders,

specifically trained to manage life-threatening emergencies in a rapid response setting.

Who We Are

Each year, Barron County 911 Center dispatches “first responders” to an average of 4,300 calls from members in our community experiencing emergencies such as car accidents, chest pain, traumatic injuries, respiratory illnesses, allergic reactions, seizures, diabetic problems, stroke symptoms, cardiac arrests, and other time-critical incidents. 
 

In addition to an ambulance, first responders are also dispatched which arrive onscene quickly to provide medical intervention in areas such as airway management, bleeding control, respiratory support, shock treatment, cardiac resuscitation, and much more. These men and women of our community have dedicated their lives continually training to respond to neighbors in need; regardless of weather conditions, time of day/night, or family plans.

 

Within Barron County, first responder teams are established to provide life-saving emergency medical treatment,  but only in specific communities. Out of the 4,300 emergencies in 2016, only 1,100 occurred in areas that have a community-based first responder team. This leaves 3,000 calls occurring in areas that do not have a first responder program.

 

Our goal is to expand our coverage area to include all communities in Barron County. By expanding our response area, we also increase the number of resources needed to arrive onscene and make a positive difference in the patient outcome.

 

Sincerely,

Emergency Services Barron County

Board of Directors

Mike Judy

Chair

Firefighter/EMT-B    (19 years)

Hazmat Tech / Chemical Weapons Specialist (15 years)

State Certified Emergency Manager (18 years)

U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strike Team

(10 years)

Chief of Helicopter Operations for U.S. Dept of Homeland Security

(10 years)

Lacey Huset

Co-Chair

RN / Trauma Coordinator

(8 years)

State Trauma Level Site Surveyor

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Mary Ricci

Operations Director

EMT-B

(23 Years)

Ambulance Director (15 years)

 

WITC Instructor

(20 Years)

 

Turtle Lake First Responder

(30 years)

Barron County Medicolegal Death Investigator/Medical Examiner

(14 years)

Penny Pierce

Treasurer

Toni Sadtler

Secretary

Board Members

Peter Potts-Shufelt

Hospital Rep

Ryan Olson

Fire Rep

Tammy Bertelsen

Stakeholders Rep

Mark Manning

EMS Rep

Kevin Thill

Community Rep

Operations Group

Marlene Dirkes

Training/Education

Megan Bachman

Funding Rep

Julie Garibaldi

Funding Rep

Paul Brooten

Communications Rep

Josh Weirich

Equipment Rep

Our District Directors

Josh Weirich

Barron District

Firefighter

(11 Years)

Critical Care Paramedic

(18 Years)

Don (Bumper) Bergstrom

Birchwood District

and Rice Lake District

Department of Interior, National Parks Service

(3 years)

 

Birchwood Fire Dept. Assistant Fire Chief

(13 years)

 

Chief of

Birchwood Ambulance 

(6 years)

 

National Ski Patroller

(4 years)

Tom Hall

Cameron District

Cameron First Responder / EMR (25 years)

Nationally registered EMT-B (20 years)


Emergency Management/Ambulance Director for Rusk County
 

FireFighter (retired)   

(10 years)


Instructor Coordinator for EMS through WITC 

(15 years)

Ryan Olson

Chetek District

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Our District Directors

Al Schutz

Dallas District

EMT-B (29 Years)

 

Firefighter

(37 Years)
 

Assistant Chief of

Dallas Fire Department

Linda Ambrose

Prairie Farm District

First Responder/EMT-B  

(25 Years)

 

Emergency Management/Ambulance Co- Director for Dallas Ambulance  (4 years)

Emergency Management/Ambulance Director/Treasurer for Dallas Ambulance  (4 years)

BLS Instructor

(10 years)

Mary Ricci

Turtle Lake District,

Cumberland District,

Almena District

EMT-B

(23 Years)

Ambulance Director

(15 years)

 

WITC Instructor

(20 Years)

 

Turtle Lake First Responder

(30 years)

Barron County Medicolegal Death Investigator/Medical Examiner

(14 years)

To Be Determined

Bear Lake / Haugen District

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Advisory Committee

Chris Fitzgerald
Lee Huber
Karla Potts-Shufelt
Adam Vnuk
Tom Bischel
Toby Friesen
Steve Saldana
ABOUT US

To provide the communities of Barron County with a highly-skilled group of emergency responders, specifically trained to manage life-threatening emergencies in a rapid response setting

CONTACT INFO

(715) 637-6732

1420 State Highway 25 North

Barron, Wisconsin, 54812

Michael.Judy@co.barron.wi.us

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