Your gifts help save lives - When Minutes Matter!

Nearly 80% of Ozaukee and Sheboygan Counties’ EMS responders are volunteers or paid-on-call, and a vast majority of the counties are rural. This means it takes an average of 5-10 minutes for a first responder to arrive to an emergency in these counties — sometimes double the national average.

But thanks to you and so many in our community, the When Minutes Matter campaign is making a difference for people who live and work in Ozaukee and Sheboygan counties. Together, we raised  $550,000 – including a $125,000 gift from Acuity – to improve the infrastructure for specialized services, provide emergency medical training and empower more people in our communities with  lifesaving tools so they can take quick action in emergency situations.

Some of these tools and training include: 

  • Expanded community CPR training
  • Activated Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) software to better serve 911 callers
  • Planned Automated External Defibrillator (AED) assessment and device placement in public spaces
  • Purchased Emergency Medical Services Support Vehicles
  • Purchased multiple patient simulator training devices; training targeted for spring 2018

We can't thank you enough for your generosity. We appreciate all you do!


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Thank you, donors!

Every last one of our donors made When Minutes Matter a resounding success. We appreciate you!

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The Hallams with Dr. Zils

How EMD saved David

EMD software funded by When Minutes Matter helped the Hallams through a life-threatening situation.

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Deb Schneider and Jean Zemke

It can happen anywhere

With CPR training funded by the canpaign, Deb Schneider helped an attendee at an awards ceremony. 

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