About Us: Rio Emergency Medical Services is a Fire Department based EMS agency that is part of the Rio Community Fire Association. Rio Emergency Medical Services serves a 102.2 square mile territory which includes the Village of Rio (population of 997), the Village of Doylestown (population of 297), and the Townships of Otsego (population of 779), Wyocena (population of 452), Lowville (population of 62), Hampden (population of 140), Leeds (population of 42), and Springvale (population of 250), totaling a population served of 3,019. Rio Emergency Medical Services not only provides emergency 9-1-1 response for the above municipalities, but also is active in its communities and provides coverage to special events within the communities it severs as needed. Rio Emergency Medical Services is also a sponsor of Rio Fire & EMS Explorer Post 2111. Through the Explorer program, High School students are given the opportunity to train and learn from the staff of Rio Emergency Medical Services in preparation of possible future careers in Emergency Services.

Non Emergency Activities
Demonstrations & Community Education
Rio EMS is available for demonstrations and visits to your events and organizations.  Whether it simply to understand better what it is that EMS does or to have us help you with some specific community education needs, Rio EMS is dedicated to working with those in the community to increase awareness about EMS and health related topics.  For more information or to set up a visit please contact EMS Chief Eric Wakeman.

Fire & EMS Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Fire & EMS.

Fire & EMS Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within Fire and EMS and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and country.

Rio’s Explorer Program meets once a month, typically on the last Monday of each month, at the Rio Fire & EMS Station.  For more information regarding this program or how to apply to be an explorer contact an Explorer Advisor or Chief Eric Wakeman at 920-992-5605.

Contact Information

Chief of EMS: Eric Wakeman
Phone: (920) 992-5605
Fax: (920) 992-5605

Cell Phone: (920) 988-9101


301 W Rio St

PO Box 248

Rio, WI 53960



Billing Contact:

Becky Walters