The Northwest Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council (NWWIRTAC) is the largest of seven designated trauma regions in Wisconsin.

With a focus of improving the trauma care delivery system in northwest Wisconsin, NWWIRTAC is a key stakeholder in our coalition.

Our Three AREAS

The Regional Trauma Advisory Council of Northwest Wisconsin is comprised of all entities that are involved in the care, treatment, and transportation of trauma patients within the 15 counties that makeup our service area.

The mission of the NWWIRTAC is to ensure open communication and cooperation along the vital chain of survival for the citizens who live, work, and play in Northwest Wisconsin.

RTAC Co-Chairs:
Wayne Street •
Susan Ehman •

Data Keeper: Allison Mentink •


2018 WHA Emergency Preparedness Conference: Cybersecurity in Healthcare
October 23 • Madison, WI

Disaster Ready Chippewa Valley: Risk Management, Emerging Risks, and Reducing Exposure
November 13 • 8:30 AM - 12 PM • RCU Corporate Center, Eau Claire, WI

Advanced Disaster Life Support
November 15 - 16 • Lakeview Medical Center-Rice Lake

NWWI Regional Trauma Advisory Council (RTAC) Meeting
November 27 • 1 - 3 PM • Mosaic Telecom Training Room, Cameron

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
December 1 • 8 AM - 4 PM • Ashland Fire Department, Ashland, WI

NWWIHERC Membership Meeting
December 7 • 10 AM - 12 PM • Mosaic Telecom Training Room, Cameron

MGT 335 Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals
December 7 - 8 • Cable, WI

NWWIHERC Membership Meeting
February 8 • 10 AM - 12 PM • Mosaic Telecom Training Room, Cameron

NWWIHERC Membership Meeting
April 5 • 10 AM - 12 PM • Mosaic Telecom Training Room, Cameron

Regional Symposium and Exercise
April 23 • 10 AM - 3 PM • WITC, Rice Lake

MGT 319: Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing, Planning, and Response
May 8 - 9 • Dunn County Public Health, Menomonie, WI

NWWIHERC Membership Meeting
June 7 • 10 AM - 12 PM

Meeting Minutes

November Meeting

The NWWIRTAC is committed to improving trauma care in northwest Wisconsin. This past year we worked toward this goal by providing educational scholarships to EMS personnel and hospital staff for classes such as Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Car Seat Passenger Safety Technician Course, and the UW Hospital Emergency and Trauma Care Conference.

We review the trauma data and statistics for our region and strive to prevent injury by providing equipment and supplies to the community such as:

Stop the Bleed Campaign
Stop the Bleed Campaign is a grass roots effort to encourage bystanders to respond quickly and effectively to bleeding emergencies. Many members of the RTAC are trained to educate public on how to respond quickly in such an emergency. Three Stop the Bleed Training kits are available to borrow for local training. For more information, please contact:

Life Vest Loaner Boards
As part of the Kids Don't Float campaign, four DNR life vest loaner boards were completed in 2015 by Eagle Scout candidate Sam Reams and two in 2014 by Eagle Scout candidate Will Blake. Both Scouts belong to Troop 77 in Chippewa Falls. The loaner boards can be found at Altoona Beach, Ray's Beach on Lake Wissota, Riverview Park, Lake Holcombe, Coon Fork, and Half-moon Beach.

Replacement Car Seats for Emergency Departments
We equipped emergency departments in our regions with replacement car seats to give families in the event of a car crash.

Helmet Giveaway
We purchase and distribute bike helmets to local law enforcement and emergency departments to be given away at their discretion to patients, children, etc.

Reflectors for Amish Buggies
We purchase and distribute reflective harnesses and leg bands for horses to Amish communities to increase visibility of Amish buggies.

Increasing Awareness About the Risk of Falls in Senior Communities
We printed placemats to educate about the risk of falls and prevention for Senior Centers and Faith Communities.