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===Ridgeview Medical Center EMS===
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This article is designed to address larger Emergency medical Services in Minnesota of the following Types

  • EMS's that operate their own Secondary PSAP
  • EMS's the operate in Multiple counties
  • EMS's that are larger in operational size

Minnesota Has 4 Secondary PSAP's which by definition, are secure centers that are capable of recieving 911 calls. Secondary PSAPs are:

  • Mayo Clinic Medical Transport
  • North Memorial Ambulance Service
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Allina Medical Transportation

Medical Resource Control Centers

The Twin Cities breaks EMS up into 2 major groups - East and West Metro, each spearheaded by their own Control Center. Medical Resource Control Centers operate as the hub of patient information and the coordination points for their side of the river.

  • East MRCC is located in the Emergency Department of Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Ramsey County
  • West MRCC is a service of Hennepin County Medical Center Emergency Medical Services Communications Center

West Metro Physician Radio ID's

Radio ID Hospital
13xx Minneapolis Childrens Hospital
14xx Hennepin County Medical Center
15xx EPPA Physicians (Southdale, Methodist, Unity, Mercy)
16xx University of Minnesota Medical Center
17xx North Memorial Medical Center
18xx Ridgeview Medical Center
19xx Abbott Northwestern Hospital

West Metro Paramedic Radio ID's

Radio ID Service
4xxx Hennepin County Medical Center EMS
8xxx Ridgeview Medical Center EMS

Specific Services

Allina Medical Transportation

Field operations

Allina EMS provides coverage through a number of Bases

  • North Metro (Arden Hills)
  • South Metro (Eagle Lake)
  • Cambridge
  • Wright County
  • A.L.F. (Apple Valley, Lakeville and Farmington)
  • New Ulm


In addition to Dispatching Allina EMS Site, Allina Communications also provide dispatch services for:

  • New River Medical Center EMS (Formerly Monticello-Big Lake Community Hospital)
  • Northfield Hospital EMS
  • Lakeview Hospital EMS

Allina Communications has 7 Dispatch Positions and conducts all of its operations on ARMER. Allina uses TriTech's visiCAD.

F-M Ambulance (Fargo-Moorhead)

HealthEast Medical Transportation

Hennepin County Medical Center EMS

Ground Operations

  • HCMC EMS is soley a 911 ALS Service within Hennepin County.
  • All Ambulances are staffed with 2 paramedics.
  • Maximum Staffing is 19 ALS Ambulances, minimum staffing is 6 ALS Ambulances
  • Cities covered are:
  • Minneapolis (85%)
  • St. Anthony Village
  • Richfield
  • St. Louis Park
  • Hopkins
  • Minnetonka
  • Eden Prairie
  • Golden Valley (Tyrol Hills Neighborhood)
  • Excelsior
  • Greenwood
  • Woodland
  • Deephaven

Communications Center

LifeLink III

Ground Operations

Air Operations

Mayo Clinic Medical Transport

Gold Cross Ambulance Service

Ground based operations in:

  • Rochester
  • Austin
  • Owatonna
  • Mankato
  • Fairmont
  • Litchfield
  • Little Falls
  • St. Cloud
  • Eau Claire
  • Duluth/Superior

Mayo One

Operates 4 Helicopters in:

  • Mayo One - Rochester
  • Mayo Two - Eau Claire, WI
  • Mayo Three - Mankato
  • Mayo Four - Red Wing (Part Time)

Mayo MedAir

  • Fixed Wing Operations with 2 Airframe based out of the Rochester Airport
  • Critical Care Staffing of 2 Pilots, 1 Nurse and 1 Paramedic

Emergency Communications Center

North Memorial Ambulance Service

Ground Operations

Ground Operations Sites in:

  • Metro (Brooklyn Center)
    • Metro ALS, BLS and Critical Care
  • Princeton, Zimmerman and Milaca
  • Faribault, Waseca, Kenyon and New Prague
  • Brainerd, Crosslake, Aitkin, Deerwood and Longville
  • Park Rapids
  • Alexandria
  • Burnett County, WI

North Memorial Air Care

  • Operates from 5 bases in Minnesota:
  • Air Care 1 - Lakeville
  • Air Care 2 - Brainerd
  • Air Care 3 - Redwood Falls
  • Air Care 4 - Princeton
  • Air Care 5 - Bemidji

Communications Center

  • 700 operates from North Memorial Ambulance Services Headquarters in Brooklyn Center
  • Dispatches and provides Pre-arrival Instructions

Ridgeview Medical Center EMS