The Emergency Medical Services system in Dakota County includes eight ambulance providers, 12
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, Dakota County Communications (911) 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 Reimbursements
The Dakota County EMS Council offers reimbursements 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 Reimbursement Process.
Contact Thomas Olmsted, emergency preparedness specialist, for more information.
The Dakota County Heart Restart program offers hands-only bystander CPR training for groups in the county.
Dakota County Heart Restart is sponsored by the Dakota County EMS Advisory Council, a collaboration of the eight ambulance providers, police, fire, hospitals and Dakota County Public Health.
Other organizations offer CPR training, including the
American Red Cross and the
American Heart Association.