Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Emergency Medical Services Division


The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division stands as the leader of Milwaukee County's system of sophisticated out-of-hospital medical care, delivered by the county's 500 (+) Paramedics and over 1,000 EMTs  and AEMTs who bring exceptional skills and peak patient outcomes to every community in metropolitan Milwaukee.


The OEM- EMS App is now available for free!  
The Standards of Care manual and other references can now be downloaded for free from iTunes  or Google Play:

Click here for IOS (Apple) devices
Click here for Android devices (Google Play)

Check out OEM on the EMS Live Podcast!

  • 6/27/2017---Milwaukee County OEM Director, Christine Westrich, and OEM- EMS Division Director Ken Sternig talk on EMS Live about the national opioid epidemic, its impact on Wisconsin communities, and what EMS is doing in response. LISTEN HERE

  • 4/25/2017--- OEM Director Christine Westrich, Medical Director Dr. Colella and EMS Division Director Ken Sternig on EMS Live, a podcast produced by the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW). The three discuss the EMS Division's reversal of the old practice of diversion, which allowed ERs to turn away ambulances due to hospital capacity issues. LISTEN HERE



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Office of Emergency Management - Emergency Medical Services Division
633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700 
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Kenneth Sternig | Director, EMS Division

Office of Emergency Management
414.226.7326 (Office)
633 W. Wisconsin, Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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