In December, 2016, EMS Operations Manager Jeff Lanenberg participated in the graduation ceremony for Minneapolis Fire Department. Four of the graduates were Kenyan firefighters from Minneapolis sister-city, Eldoret, Kenya.
Jeff was part of a team of public safety providers who traveled to Kenya to help teach providers in Eldoret a number of tactics and skills. At that time, Allina Health EMS donated an ambulance which is still use. At the recent ceremony, Jeff turned over the keys to a second
donated ambulance for Eldoret.
The relationship between the Twin Cities and Eldoret was cultivated by Minnesota Judge Lajune Lange (ret), who currently serves as President of the International Leadership Institute in Minneapolis. Judge Lange has been instrumental in making cultural, business, healthcare and safety connections
between our two communities. It’s great to see our relationship continue to flourish.
Jeff Lanenberg (center) with several dignitaries including Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel, Judge Lange and Gideon Birir, County Executive for Uasingishu County, (Eldoret) Kenya.
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is one of the region's largest ambulance and medical transport services.
primary service area encompasses about 1,200 square miles in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.
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We serve a variety of communities within the counties of Anoka, Brown, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, McLeod, Nicollet, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, and Wright.
Now, those new rigs are ready to hit the road around the Twin Cities.
The National EMS Management Association Board of Directors elected Allina Health EMS President and Chief Brian LaCroix, as president-elect, starting Jan. 1, 2017. Brian has been an active member of the NEMSMA board, serving as chair of the membership committee and liaison to the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada. Congratulations, Brian.
Alex Lee and Merissa McLoughlin, two Allina Health EMS paramedics, were part of a team that revived a sudden cardiac arrest victim at the MSP Airport. The team used ResQCPR devices that were donated to the airport by United Hospital.
Soon, state experts say, the 911 system will be more effective than ever with the introduction of the Next Generation 911 system.
The Allina Emergency Medical Services Eagle Valley Base in Savage has expanded its footprint and made $1.8 million in renovations to its facility over the last year.
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In an emergency, call 911.
For non-emergency medical transportation, call 651-222-0555.
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In 2015, our 114 vehicles responded to more than 100,000 emergency calls across an 1,800-square-mile area.