Oneida County Ambulance Service
Location and Coverage Areas
Oneida County Ambulance Service provides emergency medical response to all unincorporated municipalities within Oneida County along with some outside areas of Vilas, Lincoln and Forest Counties. The City of Rhinelander provides emergency medical response within the city limits.
Oneida County has four staffed bases and one volunteer base. Staffed Ambulances are based at Rhinelander Aspirus Hospital, Howard Young Medical Center, Nokomis Fire Department and the Sugar Camp Ambulance Building. An additional volunteer ambulance is based at the Three Lakes Fire Department.
The map below demonstrates the location and coverage area of each ambulance.
Ambulance Coverage Areas
Ambulance Response Structure
Each ambulance is assigned an Initial Response Area these areas are designated by color in the “Ambulance Coverage Area Map”. When the 911 Center receives a call for an ambulance, the ambulance dispatched is determined by the geographical location of the caller requesting the ambulance.
Roaming ambulances are used to backfill or provide a second ambulance while the first ambulance is responding to a call. When an ambulance located at Howard Young Medical Center is called out, the ambulance located in Nokomis will relocate and park near the northern portion of its Initial Response Area to be available in the event a second ambulance is needed in the area covered by Howard Young Medical Center based ambulance.
When an ambulance located at Howard Young Medical Center and the ambulance located at the Nokomis Fire Department are called out at the same time, the ambulance located at Rhinelander Aspirus Hospital will relocate and park near the middle portion of its “Initial Response Area” to be available in the event of a third ambulance is needed in the Nokomis or Howard Young Medical Center coverage area.
The County contracts with Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center to provide personnel to staff and operate the ambulances.
Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital staffs two ambulance personnel at the hospital twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to operate Medic 1. Off-duty staff may be called in as needed to provide staffing for Medics 2 and 3.
Howard Young Medical Center staffs two ambulance personnel at the hospital twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to operate Medic 5. Off-duty staff may be called in as needed to provide staffing of Medics 6 and 7.
Nokomis Fire Department and Sugar Camp Ambulance Building both staff two ambulance personnel twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to operated Medic 4 and 8 respectively.
Three Lakes Fire Department is a volunteer service, staffed by area paramedics and EMTs.
Level of Service
All staffed ambulances, Rhinelander Aspirus Hospital, Howard Young Medical Center, Nokomis Fire Department and Sugar Camp Ambulance Building are staffed at a Paramedic Level. The Three Lakes volunteer ambulance is staffed at a basic EMT level.