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. Northwest Wisconsin is a very diversified area that can be separated in three distinct geographical areas because of population density and referral patterns to their nearest Level 1 Trauma Centers. 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.


Introduction to Wildland Fire Training
February 24 • 8:30 AM - 4 PM • Solon Springs Community Center

WI Office of Emergency Communications Regional Outreach Meeting
February 26 • 1 - 3 PM • Eau Claire County Courthouse, County Board Room

Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME)
February 26 • 6 - 10 PM • Baldwin

WI Office of Emergency Communications Regional Outreach Meeting
February 27 • 10 AM - 12 PM • Bayfield Sheriff's Office

The Long Hot Summer: A Conference on Trauma and Emergency Care
March 2 - 3 • Brooklyn Park, MN

Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (TIME)
March 6 • 6 - 10 PM • St. Croix Falls Fire Department

Introduction to Wildland Fire Training
March 7 • Iron River Fire Hall

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
March 10 • 9 AM - 5 PM • Webster Fire Department

Structural Protection in Wildland Fires
March 15 • 6:30 - 9 PM • Gordon Town Hall

Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents
March 22 - 23 • Barron County Justice Center

Emergency Services Conference
March 23 - 24 • WITC Rice Lake

SkyWarn "Storm Spotter" Training
April 17 • Turtle Lake School Auditorium

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
April 18 • 6 - 10 PM • Township Fire/Seymour

Advanced HazMat Life Support
April 19 - 20 • Wausau, WI

North Central RTAC Trauma Conference
April 27

Under One Roof
May 15 - 16 • Duluth, MN

2018 Advances in Trauma Care
May 18 • Gundersen Health System, La Crosse

Medical Management of CBRNE Events (PER 211)
June 12 - 13 • WITC New Richmond Campus

Emergency Care and Trauma Symposium
June 25 - 27 • Wisconsin Dells

Dementia Awareness Training for WI First Responders
August 9 • 10 AM - 2:30 PM • WITC, Rice Lake

Meeting Minutes

Executive Council
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Chippewa Valley
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Lake Superior
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St. Croix Valley

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.