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March 10, 2017
Medical responders honored with a Certificate of the Life Saver Award by Recognition by North Memorial Ambulance include (back row, left to right) Scott Brown, Tim Kedrowski, Bylan Lemke, Steve Smith, (middle) John Swenson, QJ Warrey, Peggy Pearson, (front) Andrea Meissner, North Ambulance Scott Johnson, and North Memorial Katie Harren. Not pictured: Dennis Gangl, Dennis Collins, Derek Grothen, Josh Nielsen and North Memorial Ambulance personnel Bill Thoennes. (Contributed)
Medical responders honored for saving a life
March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
March 3, 2017
Scott DeLong
Douglas County Hospital staff attends Homeland Security Training
March 3, 2017 - 10:00am
October 12, 2016
During Saturday's training, first responders were encouraged to treat the role players as they would treat victims in a real hostile event situation. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)
Teamwork through training
October 12, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
Grants available to supplement emergency food and shelter programs
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
September 18, 2013
During Monday’s drill, Alexandria firefighters doused the flames from a staged plane crash while other firemen prepared to go inside the fuselage and rescue trapped “passengers.” Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff
A crash course in emergency response
September 18, 2013 - 10:25am
July 10, 2013
Douglas County listed as in state of emergency after storms
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
October 5, 2012
Know where to turn in an emergency
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
Shown (left to right) are Arland Hirman, past president, Alexandria Kiwanis Golden K; Bill Thoennes, first assistant chief; Mark Bergerson, rescue emergency medical services officer; Ron Moore, captain; Roger Granlund, treasurer, Alexandria Kiwanis Golden K; and Chris Johnson, lieutenant.

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Golden K donation will help children in medical emergencies
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
November 8, 2011
First nationwide test of Emergency Alert System to take place tomorrow
November 8, 2011 - 7:34am
September 10, 2011
This September: A time to remember, a time to prepare
September 10, 2011 - 11:59am
May 21, 2011
Emergency medical services takes turn in spotlight
May 21, 2011 - 11:58am
July 22, 2010
Stevens County begins switch to new emergency communications system
July 22, 2010 - 3:53pm
June 20, 2010
Follow these tips for a safe vacation without a trip to ER
June 20, 2010 - 9:53am
March 19, 2010
State approves longer emergency for flooding
March 19, 2010 - 12:03pm
December 28, 2009
State looks at making 911 dispatch a regional operation
December 28, 2009 - 11:01am