Lake County Ambulance Service
Currently, Lake County Ambulance Service (LCAS) staffs two stations. The base of operations is located in the city of Two Harbors with a substation in Silver Bay. At least one ambulance is staffed at both locations 24 hours a day. LCAS has 30+ members with a mixture of EMTs and Paramedics. In October of 2013, LCAS became licensed at the Advanced Life Support level. Being able to provide an even higher level of advanced care at the scene of an incident and throughout transport is very beneficial to the health of our patients. LCAS is now even better equipped to handle critical patients at the scene and during transport. With this change patients also receive a higher level of care in the initial stages of treatment. Lake County Ambulance Service strives to provide the best possible patient care with the latest advanced technology equipment. Our employees continually attend training to keep up with current best practices in EMS.
June 2015 - Minnesota Department of Health donates 2 LUCAS devices used for improving CPR results and increasing cardiac arrest survival rates.
February 2014 - American Heart Association Mission Lifeline - $25,000 received for a LifePak Cardiac Monitor.
December 2012 - Essentia Health Corporate Contributions awards a grant to LCAS in the amount of $25,000 to assist with the transition to an Advanced Life Support service.
November 2012 - Cliffs Foundation gives $5,500 to LCAS in support of the transition to Advanced Life Support service.
October 2012 - Cooperative Light & Power of Lake County Community Trust donates $700 to purchase CPR equipment.
September 2012 - AgStar Fund for Rural America awarded LCAS $1,050 to purchase new pagers for ambulance.
LAKE COUNTY AMBULANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Derrick Goutermont, Board Chair
Terri McDannold, Vice Chair
Karen Kaczrowski, Secretary/Treasurer
Richard Hogenson, Board Member
Cole Ernest, Board Member
Dr. Tolga Hanhan, Medical Director
June 2023 - MN Office of Higher Education - Awards 2 EMTs funding for raising their certification level to Paramedic.
October 2019 - Compeer Financial - $3,000 grant towards the purchase of a new ventilator.
July 2019 - Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation - $10,000 grant towards the purchase of our 2019 ambulance.
March 2019 - Kwik Trip/Kwik Star $1,000 grant.
September 2018 - Cooperative Light & Power Operation Round-Up grant recipient of $800.
September 2017 - Cooperative Light & Power gives $1,000 towards the purchase of a powered cot.
January 2016 - Victory Fund - $322,000 grant for the purchase of a new state-of-the-art ambulance and equipment to stock it.
July 2015 - Cooperative Light & Power gives $600 for the purchase of new CPR training equipment for our training center.