Chairman Bartel wanted everyone to know about this – so incase you missed this in the news please read below:
In early 2016, the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office partnered with Aurora Health Care to implement Priority Dispatch to provide Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD).
EMD provides protocols for trained dispatchers to provide callers with CPR and other life-saving instructions to assist patients until medical help arrives. It also allows the dispatcher to obtain important patient medical information, which is relayed to the responding rescue unit. Over the last four years, our Dispatch Center has been working to become proficient in the established protocols set forth in the program.
The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that we have become the 282nd Emergency Dispatch Center in the world to attain International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) status as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for our use of the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS). We also have the distinction of becoming the second emergency dispatch center in Wisconsin and the third agency overall to attain the status.
Sheriff Jim Johnson expressed, “I am extremely proud of the dedication and professionalism of our dispatchers and supervisors in their accomplishment. Their dedication to EMD has made Ozaukee County a safer place to live, work, and play.” The guidance and leadership of our EMD Medical Director Dr. Steve Zils has been instrumental from acquisition of the EMD program to achieving accreditation.
The process of Accreditation does not end with this achievement. Accredited agencies must continue to abide by the standards set forth by the IAED. Our agency will continue to provide the same level of quality service to the citizens that we serve.