Lakes Region EMS

Lakes Region EMS Executive Director Aaron Reinert said the building Lakes Region recently purchased to become the operation’s new headquarters was “too good of a deal to pass up.” The 22,000-square-foot building, located in North Branch’s ESSBY Business Park near 400th Street, was formerly used by Topline Automotive until that business folded. The building had [...]

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Timothy Oachs and David Stolhanske of Lakes Regions Emergency Medical Services have been presented with Regions Hospital’s “Outstanding Achievement” award for providing outstanding care to a cardiac arrest patient in the field. The award was presented during Regions Hospital’s annual “Rig Wash” celebration in honor of National EMS Week. Oachs and Stolhanske quickly identified that [...]

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Lakes Region EMS Emergency Medical Technician Brian Meyer is quick to deflect the praise he’s getting for receiving a Star of Life Award from the American Ambulance Association. “I work with good people; they make me look good,” he said. “There are so many other people in this organization who could have gotten this award.” [...]

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After Adam Donahue graduated from North Branch Area High School in 1993, he did what many people do: He chose a profession he thought fit his skill set and interests. Donahue became a design draftsman, a job he held from 1994-1999, but he felt like there was something missing in that line of work. “I [...]

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Lakes Region EMT, members of Shafer-Franconia Fire and Rescue treasure new friendship with a life they saved The accident that changed her life was waiting on the road ahead. It was a blisteringly hot afternoon on July 17, 2013, when Ursula Wachowiak was cutting through Minnesota en route to her first Sturgis Rally in South [...]

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Lakes Region EMS emergency medical technician Michelle Anderson was amazed at the generosity of her fellow community members following the Nov. 17 tornadoes that devastated parts of the Midwest. The tornado outbreak was the deadliest and most violent on record during November in Illinois. Seven people died in multiple states as a result of the [...]

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