How you can help emergency responders in Ozaukee County

P1000601Emergencies are not things we plan for, they just happen. If you were faced with a medical emergency, you would probably call 911 and hope that first responders arrive as quickly as possible. But in most rural areas, it can take longer than you think.

In Ozaukee County, nearly 100% of all EMS responders are volunteers or paid-on-call, and a vast majority of the county is rural. As a result, it takes an average of 8-10 minutes for a first responder to arrive; almost double the national average. That means vital moments pass as the patient waits for help.

Imagine an immediate response time, eliminating the patient’s time without care. Our goal is to improve emergency medical services by: implementing emergency medical dispatch, supporting EMS on-scene, EMS training and Basic RGBsimulation, AED placement, and training our communities in CPR. Live Well Ozaukee will raise awareness and funds for the When Minutes Matter campaign, to help change and save lives of Ozaukee County residents. The event is taking place on Friday, August 14 at The Watermark at Shully’s in Thiensville.

Guests will be treated to a gourmet “Farm to Fork” five course small plate dinner prepared with locally grown and raised products. They will also enjoy interactive and educational Live Well learning stations, and fabulous silent and live auction packages.

To attend this event, go to give.aurora.org/livewellozaukee. If you’re unable to attend but would still like to support the When Minutes Matter campaign, CLICK HERE.

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