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State funding grants go to several EMS systems in La Crosse region



Emergency responders in the La Crosse area will be getting more than $2 million in government grants. 

The three lawmakers in the 32nd Senate District–Brad Pfaff, Steve Doyle, and Jill Billings–all voiced support for the new EMS funding at a La Crosse news conference on Friday. 

The local grants range from $21,000 for Gundersen helicopters, to $120,000 to Tri-State Ambulance. 

The legislators say state funding for emergency service has increased sharply during the term of Governor Tony Evers.

“EMS providers throughout western Wisconsin help keep our communities safe and provide life-saving care to citizens in need,” Sen. Pfaff said in a statement. “This funding will be an important resource as first responders throughout our area continue their life-saving work.”

Area legislators Steve Doyle, Brad Pfaff, and Jill Billings speak about EMS funding in La Crosse on Sept. 23rd, 2022

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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