The Emergency Medical Services system in Dakota County includes eight ambulance providers, 12
and three hospitals.
Ambulance providers in Dakota County
The EMS Advisory Council consists of representatives from ambulance providers, hospitals, police, fire, Dakota County Communications (911) and emergency management. The council helps assure prompt, quality, skillful and coordinated emergency medical services to Dakota County residents. 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 residents who make contributions to public safety and emergency medical services.
Submit a nomination for a Dakota County EMS Award.
EMS Education Scholarship
The EMS Advisory Council created the Post High School EMS Education Scholarship. The council will award two $500 scholarships to Dakota County high school seniors who intend to pursue post high school EMS or other health care-related education. Scholarship funds can be applied to tuition and other fees for an accredited education program.
Interested applicants must be a graduating high school senior and have attended a Dakota County high school or reside within a Dakota County high school district. To apply, complete an application and submit it to email@example.com by March 31, 2024.
Dakota County EMS Reimbursements
The Dakota County EMS Council offers reimbursements to help with expenses related to EMS conferences, classes, seminars and trainings related to providing EMS services in Dakota County.
See the Reimbursement Process.
Contact Thomas Olmsted, emergency preparedness specialist, for more information.
CPR is a lifesaving skill. Several organizations in the county offer trainings, including the
American Red Cross and the
American Heart Association.
Become a partner or volunteer
Dakota County works with people and organizations across the county and state to keep communities safe. Partners include Dakota County cities, the Minnesota Department of Health, and community volunteers.
Dakota County is always looking for community partners and volunteers to help with emergencies. Partners do not need to have medical or public health backgrounds. For more information, call 651-554-6100.