Allina Health EMS

Cardiac arrest victim meets responders who saved his life

[KMSP Fox 9, Sept. 21] A Kentucky man who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at the MSP Airport last October, returned to meet the first responders and Allina Health EMS paramedics who saved his life almost a year earlier. He also learned about a new device that was used on him.

Saved from the brink of death

[Sun Thisweek, July 21, 2016] One year to the day after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest while teaching a dance class, Tona Dove was able to thank the first responders and Allina Health EMS crew that saved her life. Read the full story online at

4th of July is busy for EMS

[KSTP-TV, July 4, 2016] The 4th of July maybe a holiday for most of us, but for Allina Health EMS it’s another work day. KSTP-TV News rode along with Allina EMS operations manager Jeff Lanenberg to see what this 4th had in store.

Allina Health EMS crew honored for their bravery

[KMSP Fox 9, June 30, 2016] When Allina Health EMS paramedic Bill Griep and his partner were called to a burning house fire last September they arrived before the fire department. And when they heard a cry for help from someone in the house, they didn’t think twice. They entered the house and pulled an […]

Allina Health paramedics armed with boxes of food for those in need

Allina Health paramedics armed with boxes of food for those in need

[KSTP-TV, June 13, 2016] Food security is a frequent struggle for many elderly and low-income Minnesotans. Allina Health EMS community paramedics see the hunger need first-hand when visiting homes across the Twin Cities and now they’re doing something about it.

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.