Save Lives with Sanford

If you’re looking for a highly rewarding career and enjoy a fast paced, adrenaline-filled work environment, consider becoming a Sanford EMS professional. Sanford Health operates multiple business enterprises related to pre-hospital emergency care and medical transportation for infants through adults. Sanford EMS’s primary mission is to provide basic and advanced life support via ground ambulance services and critical care air ambulance services for people living in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Montana.

In the Air

Sanford AirMed has been in service for more than 40 years and has treated more than 70,000 patients. We take off within minutes from our Bemidji, Bismarck, Fargo, Dickinson, and Sioux Falls locations. Our flight teams of registered nurses, paramedics and respiratory therapists have advanced training in cardiac, trauma, burns, stroke, sepsis, pediatric, obstetric and neonatal critical care. In addition, Sanford AirMed employs a staff of full-time pilots and mechanics to operate and maintain all aircraft.

On the Ground

Sanford Ambulance Services employs full-time and part-time paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders and dispatchers. Our team provides first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people at the scene and are trained to provide immediate lifesaving care for critical patients. Learn more about Sanford’s ambulance service locations by clicking on a location below.

Ground Ambulance Locations

  • Part-time Advanced Life Support
  • Serves Clearwater County (total population of 9,000)
  • Averages 1,100 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 or 24 hour shifts with no on call required
  • Equipment utilization: LP 15s with EtCO2, Lucas device, Zoll Transport Ventilator and more
  • Basic Life Support
  • Serves Lincoln, Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties (total population of 10,200)
  • Averages 250 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 hour shifts
  • Equipment utilization: LUCAS, IGELS and more
  • Part-Time Advanced Life Support
  • Serves communities of Canton, SD and Inwood, IA (total population of 4,800)
  • Averages 550 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 hour shifts with an average of 60 hours on call per month
  • Equipment utilization: Lucas 2 CPR compression device and McGrath video Laryngoscopes and more
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Serves the cities of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN as well as portions of Cass county ND and Clay county MN (total population of 240,000)
  • Averages 32,000 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 hour shifts with no on call required
  • Equipment utilization: Stryker PowerLoad stretchers, LifePak 15 cardiac monitors, Zoll ventilators, LUCAS devices, RSI capabilities and more
  • Part Time Advanced Life Support
  • Serves West Trail County (total population of 4,300)
  • Averages 320 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 hour shifts with on call required
  • Equipment utilization: Stryker PowerLoad cots, Lifepak 15, Toughbook’s with ESO, LUCAS, King Visions, IV pumps and more
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Serves Rock County (total population of 9,600)
  • Averages 1,000 calls per year
  • Full time employees typically work 24 hour shifts (12 hours working, 12 hour on call)
  • Part time employees typically work in 12 or 24 hour on call shifts
  • Equipment utilization: LUCAS devices, telemedicine, video laryngoscope, aggressive protocols, RSI and more
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Serves Pennington County as well as portions of Marshall and Beltrami counties (total population of 12,000)
  • Averages 1,600 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 and 24 hour shifts with no on call required
  • Equipment utilization: Stryker PowerLoad cots, Lifepak 15, Toughbook’s with ESO, LUCAS, King Visions, IV pumps and more
  • Part Time Advanced Life Support
  • Serves Traverse and Grant counties (total population of 2,500)
  • Averages 225 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 hour shifts with on call required
  • Equipment utilization: hydraulic cots, LUCAS Devices, stair chair, med sled, 12 lead and more
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Serves portions of Nobles and Jackson county (total population of 25,000)
  • Averages 1,850 calls per year
  • Employees typically work 12 hour shifts with on call required
  • Equipment utilization: Lifepak 15’s, LUCAS devices, video laryngoscope and more

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