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ABOUT  US 

Check our 2024 Presentation

Our Mission:  

Lakes Area Rescue’s mission is to provide superior emergency response services to Crow Wing County and Cass County, Minnesota. As a volunteer-operated and donation-funded Medical Response Unit, our commitment reaches beyond delivering immediate, life-saving support in emergencies, extending to the ongoing fostering of our community's well-being. This dedication is strengthened by the generous support of our donors and a profound belief in the transformative power of community service and volunteerism.

Our Vision:  

To be an inspiration of hope and a pillar of emergency care in Crow Wing County and Cass County, Minnesota, setting the standard for excellence in volunteer-driven, community-focused emergency care. We envision a future where every individual in our community feels safe, supported, and empowered, knowing that in their moment of greatest need, a highly trained and compassionate team stands ready to make a difference. Our vision extends beyond immediate care—to foster a community united in health, safety, and mutual support, where the generous spirit of volunteerism and the commitment to making a difference enrich the lives of all residents and visitors to our community.

We aspire to partner with other local agencies; fire departments, law enforcement, and other EMS organizations to achieve a unified goal of serving our community, citizens and visitors. Our commitment to growth ensures that our services evolve to meet the demands of our expanding community, and we seek to broaden our scope to include emergency rescue services that complement and enhance the existing top-notch efforts of our local partners. Through collaboration, shared objectives, and a dedication to helping others, we believe we can achieve greater milestones and foster an environment where joint efforts lead to the betterment of our community.

Our Values:  

  1. Compassion: Demonstrating empathy and understanding towards those in need.

  2. Professionalism: Upholding high standards of conduct, integrity, and competence in all aspects of service delivery.

  3. Teamwork: Collaborating effectively with colleagues, other emergency services, and community partners to achieve common goals.

  4. Respect: Treating all individuals with dignity, regardless of their background or circumstances.

  5. Excellence: Striving for the highest quality in care, training, and performance.

  6. Adaptability: Being flexible and responsive to the dynamic nature of emergency situations and evolving best practices.

  7. Safety: Prioritizing the well-being of patients, team members, and the community in all actions and decisions.

  8. Accountability: Taking ownership of responsibilities and actions, and learning from both successes and challenges.

  9. Community Engagement: Engaging with and empowering the community through education, outreach, and partnership-building.

  10. Continuous Improvement: Committing to ongoing learning, innovation, and refinement to enhance service delivery and outcomes.

2024 Member Roster 

Paul Allegra

Chad Allord

Jill Allord

Kailynn Allord

Eric Anderley

Dan Antrim

Masen Barton

Eddie Binda

Shayla Budrow

Jackie Ciffra

Jermey Ciffra

Sherri Dobson

Aaron Dormanen

Steve Dryburgh

Colette Fitterer

Joel Fuhrmann

Lydia Galdonik

Alex Grattan

Isaiah Haas

Matt Hall

Corey Hannahs

Kim Hemmerich

Mikey Hemmerich

Brandon Holmes

James Hutchison

Mike Ittner

Julie Jenson

Jennifer Johnson

Shane Johnson

Adam Kainualinen

Amy Kainualinen

Dave Kavanaugh

Jana Keefe

Sam Kibwaa

Sam Klinger

Charles Klipense

Matt Krebsach

Necole Lyons

Wade Martinsen

Nicholas Mielke

Brittany Mogensen

Nick Mogensen

James Norwood

Barry Osborne

Mikayla Rahto

Mackenize Risk

Daryl Rubbelke

Amanda Schafer

Mike Schneider

Kenneth Schriber

Justin Thesing

Josh Waagmeester

Christopher Wallace

Travis Waytashek

Heather Yaunick

Brent Yaunik

Kaitlyn  Yutrzenka

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