Volunteer Ambulance Service
Founded in 1975, the Belle Plaine Ambulance Service has been managed by Ridgeview Medical Center since January 2008.
Through this partnership with Ridgeview, the Belle Plaine Ambulance Service has access to resources from Ridgeview, which provides the medical direction, supplies, management of the service and a paramedic position which is staffed 24 hours a day. The other Ambulance responders are EMTs from the community. Additionally, a second ambulance is staffed by community EMTs when available. Each EMT has completed a minimum of 120 hours of classroom training, demonstrated Basic Life Support Skills and passed a nationally certified exam.
The ambulance service covers approximately 140 square miles, including nine townships in four countries - Scott, Carver, Sibley and LeSueur.
Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area and beyond. Its network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, a multitude of primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services and specialty programs. For more information on Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.
Ridgeview Medical Center