Coronavirus In MN: Walz Signs Bill To Protect First Responders, Workers On COVID-19 Front LinesMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday evening signed a bill that expands workers’ compensation eligibility for emergency first responders and front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Southeastern Town's Fire Department Suspends EMS Due To Lack Of Personal Protective EquipmentLocal authorities say the equipment is being "triaged to hospitals and ambulance services" at this time. They hope to resume full services as soon as possible.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Lawmakers Move To Ensure Workers Compensation For First Responders With COVID-19The House will convene at noon Tuesday while the Senate will meet at 2 p.m. to pass the bill, using some of the same social distancing rules they used when they met March 26 to pass a $330 million COVID-19 relief package.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Social Distancing Is Creating Increased Demand On Communication Networks“Every carrier has special network in place to deliver a 911 call and nothing else is riding on that same network."
Minnesota's First Responders Well-Prepared For CoronavirusMinnesota's first responders are taking all the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe and their patients.
Front Line Steps Up To Assist Families Of First Responders December's helicopter crash that claimed three Minnesota National Guard members was shocking. But it was utterly devastating to the families of Charles Nord, James Rogers and Kort Plantenberg.
'People Are Getting Help': Mom Creates 'Life Coin' After 1st Responder Son Dies By SuicideA Twin Cities mother is on a mission to make sure other parents of first responders don't feel her pain.
Paramedics On The Front Lines Of Minnesota's Overdose BoomThe BCA recently reported 170 overdoses across the Twin Cities over a two week span. The victim died in 17 of those cases.
First Responders Urge Residents To Comply With Snow EmergenciesIf you think you're having trouble navigating these snow-covered streets, put yourselves in the shoes of a first responder. They say they're running into problems as they try to squeeze their firetrucks and ambulances between parked cars, and it's something they feel drivers can help solve.
Wreath Dedicated To Honor 35W Bridge Collapse VictimsRescuers came back to the riverfront on Tuesday to pay their respects to those lost and injured in the 35W bridge collapse.
Rep. Working On Bill To Up Penalty For Interfering With ParamedicsA Minnesota lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill that would increase the penalties for interfering with emergency medical workers. Republican state Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington said Tuesday he plans to introduce the "Public Safety Personnel Protection Act" during next year's legislative session.
2 Weeks After Cardiac Arrest, Rush City Teen Back At SchoolA teenager is back at school two weeks after he went into cardiac arrest during gym. Last month, Jared Loomis collapsed during Phys. Ed. at Rush City High School. He went into cardiac arrest and he wasn't breathing.
NE Mpls. Volunteers Honor First Responders With Huge FeastVolunteers in northeast Minneapolis are taking time out of their holiday festivities to say "thank you" to first responders.
Hennepin Co. Officials Call For Better Supervision After 3 Near-DrowningsHennnepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking people to be careful after three water emergencies over the weekend. He said there is a common theme here. "Watch, wear and learn. You have to watch your kids at the pool, at the beach and up at the lake," Stanek said.
First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal DrugNext month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.