The Emergency Medical Services system in Dakota County includes eight ambulance providers, 12 police departments, 13 fire departments and three hospitals.
Ambulance providers in Dakota County
The Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council consists of representatives from the eight ambulance providers in the county, along with hospitals, police, fire and emergency management. The council helps assure prompt, quality, skillful and coordinated emergency medical services to the residents of Dakota County. The council meets quarterly at the Western Service Center. See the EMS Advisory Council bylaws
Dakota County EMS Awards
Each year during Emergency Medical Services Week in May, the Dakota County EMS Council recognizes first responders and citizens who make exceptional contributions to public safety and the emergency medical services system. Submit a nomination for a Dakota County EMS Award.
Dakota County EMS Scholarships
The Dakota County EMS Council offers scholarships to help with expenses related to EMS conferences, classes, seminars, trainings or other relevant requests related to providing EMS services in Dakota County. See the Scholarship Process.
Contact Marty Forseth, EMS/public health preparedness specialist, for more information.