District Ambulance Service is an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) District
comprised of nine municipalities. Baraboo EMS provides Advanced Life Support
(ALS) to the City of Baraboo, Villages of West Baraboo and North Freedom,
and Townships of Baraboo, Greenfield, Fairfield, Freedom, and part of the
Townships of Excelsior and Sumpter. . The
average annual responses total 4500 calls per year.
The main station for Baraboo EMS is located in the City of Baraboo, in Sauk County, Wisconsin—a rural area about an hour north of Madison. Sauk County has a population of 61,086 residents. The number of residents in the Response District for Baraboo EMS is around 18,500, but due to the tourism industry in nearby Dells-Delton and Devil’s Lake, there is an influx of 100,000+ people in the area at any given time.
The second station is located in Richland Center, which is about an hour southwest of the Baraboo location. The intent of that station is to respond an ALS / Critical Care crew to the local area hospitals—in order to provide inter-facility transport from critical access hospitals, to a definitive care center.
An interesting part of Baraboo EMS are the Rope Rescue services that are provided to the area State Parks. There are many cliffs in the area that people enjoy climbing. For a variety of reasons, our services are called upon to rescue those that get themselves into trouble. .
All the above services are provided by a combination of EMT-Basics, Intermediates, Paramedics, and Critical Care Paramedics using a total of eight ambulances, three intercept vehicles, a rope rescue truck and trailer, and a six-wheeled ATV
. The average annual responses total 4500 calls per year.