The Kewaunee Area Ambulance Service was established in 1987. Today, they operate at the EMT Intermediate Technician level and cover approximately 1/3 of Kewaunee County with more than 30 EMTs and drivers, and three squads. The service averages 340 calls per year, however in 2014 they responded to 444.
"Our coverage area includes the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant with another nuclear plant just a few miles outside of our territory," states Joe Steiner, Advanced EMT and co-director of Kewaunee Area Ambulance Service. "This necessitates special annual training and drills with radiation exposure protocols."
Other response capabilities include an ATV and rescue sled, enabling efficient access and services to the county's ATV park and sledding/tubing hill. The ATV was donated by community partner, Simonar Sports, Inc. in Luxemburg.
Additional equipment is funded with the help of a popular drive-thru fish fry that the group hosts twice a year. They serve over 1,000 fish dinners and raise about $5,000 with each event. Over the past several years they have been able to purchase much needed equipment totaling over $50,000.
Beyond fundraising, Kewaunee Area Ambulance Service supports health, safety and fun at community events including the annual polar bear plunge - where they have care, and free hot chocolate, ready to go. As published in the Aurora EMS Connection, Winter 2015
Any billing questions should be directed to LifeQuest Services at 1-800-786-4911.
Joining the Ambulance Crew
If you are interested in joining the ambulance crew, contact either Director Joe Steiner at 920-255-4082 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Director Deb Pribek at 920-255-1436 or via email at email@example.com