All ambulance service providers and emergency medical response groups in the County belong to the Portage County EMS Association. Other groups such as the Sheriff's Office Communications Center, Mid-State Technical College, and Portage County Emergency Management are also represented.
The Association meets every other month to:
- Share information about a wide variety of EMS activities
- Develop County-wide plans and procedures
- Develop guidelines for County grants to the EMR services
- Plan public education
- Plan public service events such as medical coverage at fairs and races
- Organize an annual awards banquet