National EMS Week 2014

Richland County EMS is hosting an Open House – Click here for details!

May 18-24, 2014 is the 40th annual EMS Week. This year’s theme is “EMS: Dedicated. For Life.”

EMS_Week_2014In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do responding to medical emergencies. Coming on the heels of Congress passing the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act, the first EMS Week celebrations were held when EMS was a fledgling industry. EMS practitioners were only beginning to emerge as a critical component of emergency medicine, the public health safety net and in helping to safeguard the health and well being of communities. [Read more…]

April Is Autism Awareness Month

autismMonthThe seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2014. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? To share your events, photos and Autism Kindness Acts (#AKA) go to or click on the links on this page.

And if you’re on Twitter, use #LIUB to share your experience helping light the world up blue this April.

Morning Show – EMS in Richland County

March 7th, 2014 – Listen to Darin Gudgeon, Jeanetta Kirkpatrick, Fred Clary, and Ron Fruit discuss the Future of EMS in Richland County.

More Audio can be found here.

Special News Broadcast

EMS Day Report 1


EMS Day Report 2

Morning Show – EMS in Richland County

Tune in to WRCO today, February 5th, 2014,  and listen to Darin Gudgeon and Ron Fruit discuss EMS in Richland County.

EMS in Rural WI

emsInRuralWiView the PowerPoint of EMS in Rural WI.

The Past, The Present, and Challenges of the Future…

November is National Diabetes Month

diabetesMonthNovember is National Diabetes Month. In 2010, approximately 26 million persons in the United States had diabetes, and an estimated 79 million adults had prediabetes (1). Testing for diabetes is recommended for adults with certain risk factors, including being aged ≥45 years, being overweight or obese, having a family history of diabetes or a history of gestational diabetes, and being physically inactive (2). Persons with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and prevent complications, and those with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through weight loss and physical activity (1,3). [Read more…]

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

alzheimersAwarenessMonthAlzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. [Read more…]

Breast Cancer Awarness Month

For the month of October, the staff at Richland County EMS will once again be donning pink shirts for breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is the second leading cancer in women, behind skin cancer. Usually breast cancer either begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple. Less commonly, breast cancer can begin in the stromal tissues, which include the fatty and fibrous connective tissues of the breast.

There are steps every person can take to help the body stay as healthy as possible and lower risk of breast cancer or a breast cancer recurrence such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, limiting alcohol, and exercising regularly.

Richland County EMS would like to remind everyone of the importance of early detection, and encourage every woman to be proactive and schedule regular check-ups with their doctor.

Hillsboro Area Spaghetti Dinner

Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service

Spaghetti Dinner @ Hillsboro Community Center


Wednesday, October 16th
4:30PM – 8:00PM

$7 All you can eat!

Kids 5 and under FREE

Donations always welcome and appreciated.

Proceeds go toward the purchase of an EKG machine in the Ambulance.