About the Mauston Area Ambulance Association
Mauston Area Ambulance Association is a non-profit company that was founded in August of 1979 to provide emergency medical care and transport to sick and injured people in the central, east, and southern areas of Juneau County. We serve the City of Mauston, the Village of Lyndon Station, and the Townships of Clearfield, Germantown, Kildare, Lemonweir, Lindina, Lisbon, Marion, Seven Mile Creek, and Summit. We work closely with the other ambulance services and first responder groups in Juneau County as well as with the services in surrounding Counties to provide care for the citizens and visitors to the area.
We are staffed by 18 dedicated EMTs, Advanced EMTs, and Paramedics with two ambulances at the Paramedic Level who will respond 24 hours a day to any emergency we are called to. Our fleet consists of two Ford E-450 Ambulances with MedTec and Horton Type III conversions, a Ford Transit Ambulance and a Ford E-350 Ambulance, both with Medix Conversions, which are used for Inter-Facility Transfers, and a Ford Interceptor SUV used for intercepts and administrative duties. We have state-of-the-art equipment including IV pumps, Lifepak 15s, T-1 Hamilton Ventilator, Automatic Transport Ventilators, LUCAS Mechanical CPR Device, and progressive treatment protocols that are used to help people in their time of need.
Levels of Service
From our inception in 1979 until 2012, we operated at the EMT-Basic level of care. This allowed us to provide emergency treatments including CPR, automated defibrillation, airway management, bandaging, splinting, and limited medication administration.
In the summer of 2012, we upgraded our service level to Intermediate Technician (also known as Advanced EMT). This upgrade required our EMT’s to attend a significant amount of additional schooling as well as training on new treatment protocols and equipment. We were then able to offer additional treatments including CPAP (a breathing treatment), advanced vital sign monitoring, intravenous fluids, and additional medications including medications for diabetic emergencies, chest pain, and drug overdoses. We were also able to obtain a 12-lead EKG and send it wirelessly to the hospital for a physician to evaluate prior to us arriving with the patient. This allowed for faster transfer of a patient to definitive care in certain cardiac emergencies. Saving this time for a patient’s transfer is a potentially life changing/saving accomplishment.
Beginning March 1, 2015, we upgraded our service license to the Paramedic level. This allows us to perform many advanced treatments and provide a large number of new medications for a variety of life threatening problems as well as to provide comfort to our patients.
On January 1, 2020, we again upgraded our service license to the Critical Care Paramedic level. This upgrade allows a select group of providers to perform more advanced skills in the interfacility transport realm, including BiLevel Non-Invasive Ventilations, ventilator use, additional medications (and an increased number of medications per patient), and chest tube placement and advanced care.
Until 2013, our ambulances were housed in garage bays attached to the city hall. Due to increases in the amount of calls we respond to and the amount of equipment that we have to carry, we have outgrown that home. In October of 2013, we completed construction of a new ambulance station that is located at the corner of South Union Street and Prairie Street in the City of Mauston.
The new station accomodates 24/7 staffing capability with a crew lounge, kitchen, sleeping rooms, and showers. There is a large training room and offices on the northwest corner of the building. The training room is utilized for both internal and external training sessions. Various groups utilize the training room for meetings. Five garage bays are accessible on the north side of the building. Within the garage area, the south side of the interior houses a room for storing the crew's turn-out clothing. Addiitional rooms located in the garage area accomodate storage for equipment and a climate controlled secure medical supply room.
We appreciate the opportunity that we have had to serve you, and look forward to continuing our service to the community in the future. We have purchased training equipment and utilized time and personnel to increase our knowledge and skills to better provide consistent quality care to our community. We thank all of those that have provided donations, time, and efforts toward furthering our service over the years and continue to look forward to working with individuals and organizations to further that agenda.