Allina Health Emergency Medical Services produces remembrance and tribute video to 9-11 First Responders
ST. PAUL, Minn. 09/09/2011--Allina Health Emergency Medical Services has produced a tribute video to the men and women who were first responders to the terror attacks on 9-11.
In the video, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services staff members remember where they were and what they were doing when they learned of the attacks, and what their first thoughts were as first responders themselves.
"We mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks of 9-11," Allina Health Emergency Medical Services President Brian LaCroix says in the video. "Many of us have indelible memories of where we were and what we did that day."
"Driving that day, I remember seeing family members stepping outside of their houses, in clusters, in groups. They were scared," said Allina ambulance manager Jeff Landenberg.
Allina manager Mark Dascalos recalls a phone call to his wife. "She then said, instead of anything else, she just said 'Please don't go to New York City.'"
"So on the tenth anniversary of 9-11 we honor those who died, we pay tribute to those who responded and we thank those who served, then and now," LaCroix concludes the video.
About Allina Health Emergency Medical Services
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services (formerly Allina Medical Transportation) is one of the region's largest ambulance and medical transport services. It serves more than 80 Minnesota communities, where about 1 million people live.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services employs about 400 paramedics, emergency medical technicians, dispatchers, maintenance and administration and support personnel. Services include priority medical dispatch, 911 pre-arrival instructions, emergency and non-emergency ambulance response, the Greater Minnesota Ride program, wheelchair transport, and Flight Care (in-flight medical kits) program.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is part of Allina Hospitals & Clinics which owns and operates 11
hospitals, and specialty medical services that provide
oxygen and home medical equipment, medical lab services and
pharmacies. Allina Hospitals & Clinics and the latest health information can be found online at allina.com.
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