Emergency Medical Services (MN)

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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.

Allina Health Emergency Medical Services

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
  • Hutchinson

Unit Numbering

Unit ID Group ID Notes
100-199 Special Transportation & Greater MN Program
201 Isanti County Operations Manager
202-299 Isanti County ALS units
300-399 Northfield Ambulance Dispatch Contract
500 Allina Secondary Communications Center
501-505 Clinical Services
506-599 South Service Area ALS units
600 Allina Primary Communications Center
601 Operations Director
602-604 Operations Managers
605-608 Operations Supervisors
610 On Duty Supervisor
609-619 Administrative Managers
620-689 North Service Area ALS units
690 Wright County Operations Manager
691-699 Wright County ALS units
671-676 Bike Team
800-806 Lakeview EMS Ambulance Dispatch Contract
900-999 Metro Area BLS units
5601-560 Elk River Ambulance units Allina/ERFD cooperative


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.

  • Allina Communications uses Motorola Gold Elite Consoles, as such, every talkgroup at each dispatch console has a unique radio ID which can be found here.

F-M Ambulance (Fargo-Moorhead)

HealthEast Medical Transportation

  • HealthEast Medical Transportation operates ALS and BLS ambulances. They have 911 PSA in Dakota County.
  • All operations are on ARMER

Hennepin County Medical Center EMS

  • HCMC EMS is solely 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
  • 911 PSA is:
    • Minneapolis (85%)
    • St. Anthony Village
    • Richfield
    • St. Louis Park
    • Hopkins
    • Minnetonka
    • Eden Prairie
    • Golden Valley (Tyrol Hills Neighborhood)
    • Excelsior
    • Greenwood
    • Woodland
    • Deephaven
  • All operations are on ARMER

LifeLink III

Air Operations

Rotor Wing bases in

All operations are on Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER), except Rice Lake, which uses a UHF LTR system that is not in the database.

Mayo Clinic Medical Transport

Ground based operations in:

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

Operates 4 Helicopters in:

  • Mayo One - Rochester
  • Mayo Two - Eau Claire, WI
  • Mayo Three - Mankato
  • Mayo Four - Red Wing (Part Time)
  • Fixed Wing Operations with 2 Airframe based out of the Rochester Airport
  • Critical Care Staffing of 2 Pilots, 1 Nurse and 1 Paramedic

North Memorial Ambulance Service

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

Ground Operations Sites in:

Ridgeview Medical Center EMS