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By Sarah Waara
Communication Coordinator CHAW 

Nine Agencies Named 2020 Wisconsin EMSC Pediatric Champions of the Year


May 28, 2020

Sue Moen file photo

Recently, the first responders were named 2020 Wisconsin EMSC Pediatric Champions of the Year by the Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin in honor of the work they did on at an accident on March 8, 2019. Above: On Monday, August 26, 2019, the New Glarus Area EMS arranged for the family members involved in a horrific accident in March of 2019 and the first responders who answered the call to get together. The last time many of the responders saw the family was on that March morning, making the gathering an emotional event.

It isn't often that nine Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies come together to assist on a call. But when that many do come together, the reason is likely unfortunate and the outcome may be negative.

That didn't happen in south-central Wisconsin in March of 2019, though. After a semi rear-ended an SUV with nine passengers – six of which were children – near New Glarus, a total of nine EMS agencies responded to the call which resulted in a positive outcome for all whom were injured.

Because of the collaboration between EMS agencies that took place on March 8, 2019, the following or...

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