December 9, 2014
One of three vehicles servicing the St. Croix Valley EMS Coverage area, the truck is a 2014 Lifeline ambulance, equipped with state-of-the-art Advanced Life Support equipment including a Zoll X-Series cardiac monitor, IV pumps, Parapac ventilator and LUCAS device. The vehicle also operates as a mobile wireless hotspot for transmission of patient information, has automated vehicle location monitoring, and a video recording system to ensure crew and public safety.
In 2011, partners St. Croix Regional Medical Center, Regions Hospital and Lakes Region EMS purchased the assets of Life Link III’s St. Croix Valley Ground Transport Services to maintain local ambulances services for the region. In April 2014, SCVEMS integrated the area previously covered by Unity Area Ambulance.
SCVEMS has a core philosophy—their “four pillars:” state-of the-art patient care, dedication to the communities they serve, outstanding customer service, and financial health and responsibility. The company provides 24/7 critical care paramedic services to the area including St. Croix Falls, Balsam Lake, Centuria, Milltown, Dresser and Cushing.