Serving the Villages of Cottage Grove and Deerfield, the Town of Cottage Grove, and surrounding areas in Dane County, Wisconsin

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WelcomeDecember 18, 2018

LTE Paramedic Job Post: Deer-Grove EMS currently has openings for Limited Term Employee Paramedics. For more information, and to apply, see the Join DGEMS page

The Deer-Grove EMS District serves over 16,000 people in the Town and Village of Cottage Grove, the Town and Village of Deerfield, and portions of the Town of Pleasant Springs in Dane County, Wisconsin. 

Deer-Grove EMS is a State of Wisconsin certified Paramedic Service that provides 911 Emergency Medical response 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, by a staff that includes both paid and volunteer professionals. We strive to foster a work environment where staff members feel compelled to stay and continue to offer their skills and service to the people of our district. As DGEMS remains strongly committed to keeping alive the volunteer aspect of the service which was its historical starting point, the service is also committed to maintaining a synergistic relationship between the paid staff and volunteers in this combination department.

We continue to grow to meet the needs of the communities we serve. In addition to responding to roughly 1,000 emergency calls each year, our staff members participate in numerous community events throughout the year.  We want the community we serve to know that we are here for them and we like to offer our skills and knowledge base to pro-actively help as we can.  You can read more about this on the Community Medic page, and make a request for us to particpate in your event on the Public Request page.

Deer-Grove EMS is a registered training facility for CPR/First Aid/AED training!
We offer a full range of CPR and First Aid training for you and your staff. Training sessions can be held at either one of our facilities, or we can come to you! Simply complete our Training Request Form and we will work to get you and your staff trained!

Current News and Events

Deer Grove EMS proudly presents two brand new, state of the art ambulances recently added to our fleet. Read about the life-saving features of these ambulances on the Equipment page.

Deer-Grove EMS Staff and Volunteers enjoyed greeting lots of smiling faces as they handed out popsicles and temporary tattoos at both the Deerfield and Cottage Grove Firemen's Festivals in June.

Thank you to the Deer-Grove EMS Association, other public safety agencies and members of the public who showed up to make the 2017 Pancake Breakfast and Safety Fair a huge success! Your support is greatly appreciated and helps enable us to provide the excellent care and service that we strive to offer.

Dane County now offers Text-2-911 service in an emergency! Click here for the full release!

Deer-Grove EMS was featured in a great story of cardiac survival that happened in July of 2015. See full story in The Herald Independent.

EMTs reunited with baby they helped deliver. See full story in The Herald Independent

Several local businesses have generously sponsored the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be placed throughout the Deer-Grove EMS community. We recently gathered representatives of the donating businesses and the recipient locations for this photo.  See related article in the Herald Independent.

Deer-Grove EMS  Staff participation in training burns conducted by the Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department helps keep the fire fighters safe during the training exercise, and fosters the team mentality between the fire and EMS departments that is crucial in real emergencies.

In cooperation with the Deerfield Fire Department and the Dane County Sheriff's Department, DGEMS staff members helped stage a mock accident to warn Deerfield teens of the dangers of inattentive driving

Please take some time to look around our site, and thanks for visiting!