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Hennepin EMS

Providing Emergency Medical Services to the Residents and
Visitors of Hennepin County, Minnesota

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We Are Hennepin EMS

Hennepin EMS is an urban/suburban 9-1-1 EMS agency that handles more than 80,000 calls for service each year from the residents and visitors of Hennepin County, Minnesota. Hennepin EMS is based at Hennepin Healthcare in downtown Minneapolis and serves 14 municipalities, covering 266 square miles, and a resident/visitor population of nearly 1.5 million.

Serving Since 1894

From horses to heart monitors, Hennepin EMS has been responding to emergencies for over a century.


Over 425,000 Communications Transactions

Our Emergency Communications Center recorded in excess of 425,000 transactions in 2018 – ranging from phone calls, computer entries, and radio transmissions.

More Than 80,000 Calls-for-Service

Our paramedics responded to 81,186 9-1-1 calls for emergency medical care in 2018.

Nearly 110,000 Student Classroom Hours

Our Educators/Instructors provided nearly 110,000 student classroom hours.

Media Brief

Enjoy a quick snippet of our Public Information Officer Press Releases and Hennepin EMS social media feed.

12 hours ago
This video was created by The Points Retreat. Krista, the owner of The Points is the energy and passion behind organizing a coalition of donors who provided 1,000 meals and 500 snack bags. Thank you Krista and your entire staff! https://t.co/GrDjxssaCr
15 hours ago
Amy Carlson, with Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, says Paige’s lemonade will go to @hennepinems staff. She says, right now, EMS Staff are responding to emergency calls every seven minutes. Thank You Paige!
https://t.co/DW5XAKeNpn...
3 days ago
The table is set for another day of #COVID vaccinations with @HennepinHC . Most are receiving their second dose today! @ucaremn & @HealthFair11 volunteers/staff have helped administer more than 4,000 vaccinations at this site! https://t.co/hGUvakiXa4 hennepinems photo
4 days ago
When night shift people are exposed to the sun!
(photo by HEMS Paramedic Chad Durand) https://t.co/rZpy2fV3Nn
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5 days ago
Congratulations to EMS Educator/Paramedic/Peer Support Group member Abby Thacher on her 5 years of service at Hennepin EMS Emergency and Critical Care Education.
Nicely Done Abby!
(with Deputy Chief of Education Kerry Degen) https://t.co/fakc5bA0fc
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