Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Alternative EMS Deployment Options

The City of Milwaukee provides emergency medical services through a public-private partnership between the Milwaukee Fire Department and four private ambulance companies. Although MFD personnel dispatch EMS calls to MFD and private ambulances, the city receives no remuneration from the private providers. The authors evaluate EMS deployment options that aim to compensate for revenue shortfalls and recoup the costs of providing transport services while maintaining quality of care. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Andrew Reschovsky in Spring 2012
  • Author(s): Jessica Gartner, Teague Harvey, Shaun Hernandez, Jason Kramer, Alex Marach, and Jason Myatt
  • Client Name: the City of Milwaukee Budget and Management Division