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AEMSA Mission & Purpose

Our Purpose

The Arrowhead Emergency Medical Services Association was founded to:

  • Provide services to its members designed to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of emergency medical services in Northeastern Minnesota.  Services may include, but are not limited to, management assistance, training, quality assurance, equipment use and equipment maintenance;
  • Support the ongoing operation of the Communications Network in the Arrowhead Region;
  • Improve the quality of emergency medical services through joint action, special training and research projects;
  • Promote public understanding of emergency medical services; and
  • Provide public administrative oversight of designated funds administered by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) or other public or private entities.


Our Mission

Our mission is to function as the lead Emergency Medical Services (EMS) planning agency in Northeastern Minnesota.  The Association shall initiate regional planning and operations which address essential EMS components and elements of a regional EMS system for the purpose of decreasing morbidity and mortality from emergency and critical incidents, through facilitation, evaluation and implementation of EMS activities.


Our Vision

We are a creative, results oriented team using innovative methods to facilitate EMS education, support and guidance to provide excellence in leadership for the provision of quality patient care by EMS providers within the seven counties of NE Minnesota and Douglas County of Wisconsin.