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Allina Health Emergency Medical Services

  • Allina Health EMS paramedics and ambulances

    Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is one of the region's largest ambulance and medical transport services.

    • We serve more than 100 Minnesota communities, where about one million people live.
    • We employ nearly 570 paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), dispatchers, special transportation drivers, maintenance and administration and support personnel.
    • Our services include priority medical dispatch, 911 pre-arrival instructions, emergency and non-emergency ambulance response, the Greater Minnesota Ride program and wheelchair transport.
  • Allina Health EMS in the news

    EMS week

    Allina Health Celebrates EMS week

    Across Allina Health's EMS division, the week of May 21-27 was filled with cook-outs, fellowship and other activities to celebrate EMS Week. A sincere thank you for everyone in public safety who is celebrated this week.

    Senator Amy Klobuchar

    Sen. Klobuchar announces synthetic opioid drug fighting bill at United Hospital

    [WCCO-TV, April 10, 2017] Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured  United Hospital's emergency department and an  Allina Health EMS ambulance to see how drug overdose patients are cared for. Klobuchar then announced two bills she has authored to help fight the synthetic opioid drug abuse epidemic.

    Violence against EMS personnel on the rise

    [KARE 11, March 21, 2017] Violence against paramedics and EMTs on the job are increasing.  Allina Health EMS manager of quality, safety and risk, Scott Tomek talked with KARE 11 News about how that is being handled.

    Kenyan/Twin Cities connection

    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.

  • [KSTP-TV, Oct, 31, 2016] An ambulance crash on a snowy night in January 2014 inspired Allina Health EMS to build a safer ambulance, for its crews and for patients.

    Now, those new rigs are ready to hit the road around the Twin Cities.

    Brian LaCroix elected as NEMSMA president-elect

    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.

    Cardiac arrest victim meets EMS responders who saved his life

    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.

  • Emergencies

    In an emergency, call 911.

    For non-emergency medical transportation, call 651-222-0555.

    EMS in ambulance

    Communities we serve

    Our primary service area encompasses about 1,200 square miles in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area and greater Minnesota.

    We serve a variety of communities within the counties of Anoka, Brown, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, McLeod, Nicollet, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, and Wright.

    Allina Health Emergency Medical Services: Community report

    In 2015, our 114 vehicles responded to more than 100,000 emergency calls across an 1,800-square-mile area.