2931 Marketplace Dr., Fitchburg, WI 53719
Fitch-Rona has provided emergency medical service since September 11, 1977 for Fitchburg, Verona and the Verona Township. For the first 10 years the service was run by volunteers from a house with an attached garage donated by Nicolet Instruments. Their first full-time employee was hired in August 1987. When the Fitchburg Fire Station #2 on King James Way was built in 1994, the Fitch-Rona EMS moved into the new station and had 4 full-time EMTs, and a part-time office manager. They responded to 894 calls that year.
In 2001, the Fitch-Rona EMS became a Paramedic level service and in 2005 additional paramedics were hired to provide staffing of a second full-time ambulance. This second ambulance was housed in a leased building in Verona in 2006 to reduce the response time in Verona.
The headquarters of the Fitch-Rona EMS was moved to the new fire station in Verona and the Fitchburg based EMS was moved to the new Fitchburg Fire Station #2. In the summer of 2019, Fitch-Rona EMS added service from the new Fitchburg Fire Station #3 in East Fitchburg. Currently the EMS staffing consists of an EMS Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, a part-time accountant, 14 full-time paramedics, several part-time paramedics as well as volunteers. They have been averaging 2500 calls per year.