We need your help!

Who are we: We are Brice Prairie EMS and Rescue. We are your neighbors and co-workers of Brice Prairie. For over 40 years we continue to be a volunteer community base Medical First Responder organization.

What do we do: We respond to 9-1-1 calls on Brice Prairie and the Great River State Bike/Snowmobile Trail to provide first-on-scene emergency medical care, water/ice rescue for Lake Onalaska and the Black River Bottoms, and provide mutual assistance for nearby area emergencies.

What we need: Brice Prairie EMS and Rescue holds their annual “Rockin’ the Prairie” fundraiser featuring great live & local music the 4th Saturday of August. BPER holds this event in an effort to raise funds to help cover the costs associated with running the organization. These costs range from continued training for our volunteers to the purchase of needed equipment and supplies, putting all volunteers through an advanced skills class, purchase of an airway dummy, and improve our water and ice rescue equipment.  This year we’re hoping to improve our rescue response with our donated Argo.

We would appreciate your consideration of a donation to help us achieve our goals.

Donations can be made via PayPal or via check to:

W7886 County Road ZN
Onalaska, WI 54650

Donations can be tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsorship with La Crosse Neighborhoods Inc.

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Rockin’ Thanks!

The Brice Prairie First Responders would like to thank everyone for you support of our annual Rockin’ the Prairie party.

Your support allows us to purchase equipment that could help save a life.

Past purchases include an inflatable ice rescue boat, newer vehicles, further training, upgrades to our communication equipment to meet new FCC mandates, increased training, a new (to us) Rescue Vehicle, and capital improvements to our facilities.

Thank You


Serving our Community

for over 40 years


The Brice Prairie First Responders do accept donations and have annual fund-raisers to help pay for expenses and equipment needed. In the past we’ve sold raffle tickets, sponsored a bass tournament, held chicken-q’s, had a dance, and placed a chain link bin next to our building to collect aluminum cans. Donations may be sent directly to us. Thank you for your continued support. Because of your generous donations, the life of your neighbor, a family member, or even your life may be saved.

Help Needed

Looking for a way to serve your community? We’re always looking for the right addition to our team. Prior experience isn’t necessary, we’ll get you into the right training. For more information, please email: or leave a message on our machine: 608-781-5707. More information and photos are available on our Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/BricePrairieEMS

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

The Brice Prairie EMS & Rescue participates in numerous opportunities to serve our community. Some of the events we provide EMS and Rescue and logistic support for include:

  • Mini Donut Foundation’s annual half marathon, supporting suicide prevention
  • Spring River Cleanup  at the Fred Funk boat landing on Brice Prairie
  • Oktoberfest Parade
  • Riverfest water safety patrol
  • Deke Slayton Airfest water safety patrol and crash rescue support
    If your community group or event needs trained emergency response personnel that can provide emergency medical care prior to the arrival of an ambulance, or water safety support, please contact us.