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10 minute video of the Mock Prom Crash in Oakes done in 2012.
The Oakes Volunteer Ambulance Service is actively recruiting caring and compassionate volunteers to join our team. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help those in need at a time of sickness or injury. CPR training is provided and further training is available to those who wish to advance their medical training. Shifts are 12 hours; day, night, and back-up coverage are all needed.
For more details you can visit with one of recruitment team members; Andrea Amundson, Tiffany Buttke, Pat Nelson, or Monique Poppen.
To respond to emergencies a full team of volunteers is needed! Please join us!
"Caring for the Community Since 1972"
The Oakes Volunteer Ambulance Service provides both Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) to the citizens of Oakes and surrounding communities. Our service operates with three ambulances all equipped for ALS level care. We transport locally to the Oakes Community Hospital and transfer to several tertiary care facilities in Fargo, ND and Aberdeen, SD. The typical call volume for our volunteer service has had a five-year average of exceeding 425 ambulance calls.
The Oakes Volunteer Ambulance Service is governed by a volunteer board and has a direct liaison with the City of Oakes and two council members. The service is lead by Mike Sandy, Manager/Paramedic and other full-time staff include Curtis Halmrast, Paramedic and Andrea Amundson, Paramedic.
The volunteers of the ambulance service are a critical component of operations. Currently between 25 and 30 members are volunteer EMS providers in various training levels of: CPR-Driver, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Nurse, and Paramedic. The volunteers provide thousands of hours of call time and hundreds of hours are spent on performing ambulance calls. Without the mix of volunteer and paid staff members the service would not be what it is today....thriving and successful!
The philosophy of the Oakes Volunteer Ambulance Service is to strive to provide the best possible care to our sick and injured patients in the most competent and caring manner. We also value the importance of continued training and education to not only our staff, but to the community.