WDM EMS responded to a crash involving two semi-trucks and two other vehicles at I35 and Hwy 5 on September 30th. This crash closed both the north and southbound lanes. The incident took over 9 hours to resolve. Check out the full story here.

Crash 1

Crash 2

    WDM EMS/IA EMS Alliance made the news in an Active Shooter Drill they participated in. Check out the news story here.

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    With the development of the fatigue matrix, Assistant Chief David Edgar received an Innovation Award at the EMS Today EMS Conference and was featured in the EMS 10: Innovators of EMS 2013 Issue of JEMS which can be viewed here.


    One of our own was recognized on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's website. In 2010, Lt. Joe Downing responded on a 911 call to a local school, where one of our WDM PD officers was having a stroke. Through his years of experience and knowledge of paramedicine, Lt. Downing recognized that Officer Scott Davis was having a stroke and got him quickly to a local stroke certified center hospital, where Officer Davis was diagnosed, treated, and has since made a full recovery! For the full story, click here.


     An article about Chief Jeff Dumermuth and the partnership between Unity Point Health (at the time it was Iowa Health System, Des Moines) and the City of West Des Moines was published in the EMS 10: Innovators in EMS 2010 issue of JEMS. The article can be viewed here.