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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.

6 hours ago
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King.
May he continue to inspire and unite us in the name of good in the fight against evil and oppression. https://t.co/MnyTcZivHd
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3 days ago
Today, we remember HCMC/HEMS Supervisor and Paramedic, Nelson Schaefer, who died in the line of duty from a cardiac event on January 14, 1985 at the age of 62. Nelson left behind a wife and 2 daughters. R.I.P. Nelson and thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. https://t.co/xaung65GdC hennepinems photo
3 days ago
Starting on Friday, January 14. For the health and safety of our team members, patients and community, we are not allowing any visitors to our clinics and hospital (with limited exceptions). Thank you for your patience and understanding. Learn more: https://t.co/vMLHAZPim1
5 days ago
“I’m known as the malt man. Our repeat patients know that the cafeteria usually offers milkshakes at 11 a.m. Bringing milkshakes to the patients is one of the high points of my day.” – Jim Parkin, Volunteer

More Humans of Hennepin stories: https://t.co/gZOQjk2Cw3 https://t.co/4RfpTYEHTN
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1 week ago
“I’ve been an emergency physician since 1996, and I saw the most patients that I’ve ever seen in my career on Wednesday of this week.” - Dr. Jim Miner https://t.co/mTDlRrAHD8
1 week ago
Dr. Hilden’s show has a new home! Tune in to the new Healthy Matters on any device at https://t.co/XRNCvgaUTE. https://t.co/x249oSDF7x hennepinems photo