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Public Information

Public Relations/Public Information from the Hennepin EMS Public Information Officer

The Public Information Officer’s primary mission is to serve as a pathway for the release of authentic and timely information from trustworthy and accountable sources to the media and residents of Hennepin County.

The PIO and Public Relations Task Force (a group of individuals from all Divisions of Hennepin EMS) also work to showcase the compassionate and professional care and services provided by our paramedics, EMD/EMTs, and educators/instructors. Our Community Programs and Special Operations teams work closely with this team to offer awareness and public education on the services provided by Hennepin EMS.

Media outlets may contact PIO Trullinger at the email address listed above.

EMS Week 2019 | May 19-25, 2019

by Tyler Lupkes • May 19, 2019

Today is Sunday, May 19, 2019; the first day of EMS Week 2019! This year’s theme of “EMS Strong: Beyond the Call” couldn’t be more true for the men and women of Hennepin EMS. This year we honor our 125 years of service, and with that commemoration comes celebration of our successes and advancements, and […]


Paramedic Class 2019-2020-01 Begins!

by Tyler Lupkes • May 6, 2019

Paramedic Class 2019-2020-01 begins today! These 15 women and men are just starting their journey into advanced life support education. They will complete a minimum of 420 hours of classroom education, 310 hours of pre-hospital field clinicals, and 226 hours of in-hospital clinicals. The class is set to graduate on 9/4/2020. Seen here, the class […]


2019 National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week | April 14-20

by Tyler Lupkes • May 6, 2019

This week, we honor the Hennepin EMS Emergency Medical Dispatchers along with telecommunicators across the nation in National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week for their hard work and dedication to their field in Public Safety Dispatching. They are the Thin Gold Line of Public Safety. Our Hennepin EMS EMD’s work closely with the field paramedics, management […]


HCMC first in U.S. to use ResQCPR System in its Emergency Department for patients with cardiac arrest

by Tyler Lupkes • February 27, 2019

Emergency department personnel at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) are now using the ResQCPR™ System to care for cardiac arrest patients. HCMC is the first hospital in the U.S. to use the system that relies on intrathoracic pressure regulation (IPR) therapy to improve circulation to vital organs. It’s the only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) device system […]