Allina Health EMS

Allina Health Freedom House EMT Academy Graduation

[KSTP-TV, March 2, 2016] Allina Health is proud to announce its first graduation ceremony for the Freedom House EMT Academy. Leaders from Allina Health along with state and local lawmakers were on hand to celebrate the first graduation of its kind for Allina Health.

Above and beyond the call of duty

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 16, 2016] Back in September last year, Allina Health EMS paramedic Bill Griep and EMT Ben McAuliffe pulled an elderly woman to safety from a burning home. Today, they were honored by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office for their heroic deed.

Minnesota to adopt Next Generation 911 changes

[KSTP-TV, Feb. 8, 2016] One of the most relied-upon phone numbers is 911. However, this critical system has failed to keep up with technology. That is about to change. Soon, state experts say, the 911 system will be more effective than ever with the introduction of the Next Generation 911 system. Approximately 300 emergency calls […]

Making ambulances and EMS safer for everyone

[KMSP Fox 9, Sept. 15, 2015] In the wake of a tragic accident between an Allina ambulance and an SUV on a snowy night in January 2014, Allina Health EMS has been on a mission to make ambulances safer for the paramedics, their patients and the motorists they share the road with. The results has […]

Allina launches program to recruit diverse EMT candidates in Mpls.

[KSTP-TV, Aug. 28, 2015] Creating jobs and saving lives for and with people of diverse ethnicities—Allina Health EMS partnered with St. Paul Fire to do so last year. Now, Allina is kicking off a first-of-its-kind Emergency Medical Technician training in Minneapolis, called Allina Health EMS Freedom House EMT Academy.

Allina Health EMS dispatcher honored as national dispatcher of the year

[Firehouse Magazine, April 29, 2015] Emergency Medical Dispatcher James Domeier with Allina Health EMS (Minn.) is the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch’s (IAED) recipient of the NAVIGATOR 2015 Dispatcher of the Year Award. Domeier is also a National Guardsman and is on active duty right now in the Middle East. Presented to Domeier on April […]

First responders ramp up for possible Ebola cases

[Star Tribune, Oct. 29, 2014] As national, state and local leaders debate quarantines and other measures to combat Ebola, Twin Cities first responders have ­quietly introduced new protocols and reinforced existing ones. Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, which provides ambulance service to thousands of people in suburban and rural parts of the state, has repackaged […]

Allina leads transporting mental health patients without stigma of flashing lights

[Star Tribune, July 17, 2014] Allina Health, along with a number of hospitals and local officials across Minnesota, is trying new ways to transport mental health patients in a more dignified manner, such as unmarked vehicles with plainclothes paramedics. They aim to reduce the stigma associated with a psychiatric crisis while also reducing the enormous […]

Snow creates more close calls for Allina ambulance crews

[KARE 11, Feb. 26, 2014] Even in the business of close calls, winter has come too close for Twin Cities’ first responders. “There is just no place to put the snow. The roads have become narrow, sidewalks aren’t necessarily done, it’s narrower to get into people’s houses as well ,” said Jeff Lanenberg, an Allina […]

Paramedic injured in head-on crash reflects on recovery

[KMSP Fox 9, Feb. 20. 2014] On Jan. 18, Allina Health EMS paramedic Brian Nagel suffered a broken neck, a fractured skull, a head injury and doctors had to reconstruct his eye, the result of a head-on crash that also severely injured his Allina partner Tim Daly. Just one month later, he left the hospital […]