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Lakes Region EMS is an Advanced Life Support ambulance service, serving suburban and rural communities located just north east of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Lakes Region EMS has bases in Rush City, North Branch, and Chisago City. We serve a population of approximately 50,000 residents and visitors across an area of about 450 square miles that includes parts of Chisago, Isanti, and Pine Counties. In 2011 Lakes Region EMS answered over 3100 emergency calls and treated 2800 patients.
All of our ambulances are staffed and equipped to provide Advance Life Support (ALS) care. This means we can essentially bring the Emergency Room to the patient. The Paramedics and EMTs are trained in advanced procedures and medications to provide emergency treatment for both traumatic injury and sudden illness. With these advanced skills and equipment available in the ambulance, the time it takes to receive life saving treatment goes down and the chances for survival goes up.
In addition to providing Emergency 911 services, Lakes Region EMS also provides interfacility transport services for area hospitals and medical centers. Lakes Region EMS also provides public education with classes such as CPR, First Aid, First Responder and EMT-Basic.