EMS Technical Operations Committee

The MESB’s EMS Technical Operations Committee (TOC) is a committee of the Metro Region EMS System and consists of representatives of community health, physicians, EMS communications, and ambulance service providers. The individuals serving on the EMS TOC represent the ten metropolitan counties in addition to a mix of public and non-governmental EMS agencies. The Metro Region EMS System’s responsibility and accountability for regional EMS planning is carried out through quarterly meetings of the EMS TOC and bi-monthly meetings of its subcommittees, such as the Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee and EMS Multi-agency Coordination Center coordinating group. These committees are responsible for planning and the implementation of the regional EMS programs and projects. Additionally, the EMS TOC and its subcommittees serve as a forum for the identification and prioritization of new, immediate, emerging or future EMS issues and a collaborative to design a response or action plan for the Metro Region EMS System. Ultimately, the EMS TOC recommends to the MESB actions that are needed for the coordination and improvement of emergency medical services within the metropolitan region.

The EMS TOC meets the third Tuesday of the first month of each quarter (March, June, September, and December) at 12:00 p.m. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, are held in the Board Room of the Metropolitan Counties Government Center, 2099 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55104.

2021 EMS TOC Members:

Chair: Brian Edwards, Northfield Hospital EMS
Vice-Chair: Kevin Novotny, North Memorial Ambulance, Metro
Kevin Miller, Allina Health EMS
Susan Perkins, Anoka County
BJ Jungmann, Burnsville
Deb Paige, Carver County
Frank Zinken, CentraCare EMS
Jon Pritchard, Cottage Grove EMS
Amalia Roberts, Dakota County
Ryan Quinn, Edina Fire
Steve Dittbenner, Elk River Ambulance
Gold Cross, St. Cloud – Open
John Townsend, Hastings Fire & Ambulance
Kristin Mellstrom*, Hennepin County
Marty Sheerer, Hennepin EMS
Bruce Hildebrandt*, Isanti County
Ben Wasamund, Lakes Region EMS
Jon Muller, Lakeview EMS
Tom Edminson, M Health Fairview
Terry Fischer, Mahtomedi Fire
Mike Mondor, Maplewood Fire
Greg Hayes, Mdewakanton Public Safety
RJ Frascone, MD, Medical Director, East
John Hicks, MD, Medical Director, West
Amber Lage, Minneapolis Fire
North Memorial Ambulance, PZM – open
Jeff Anderson, Oakdale Fire
Laura Anderson, Ramsey County
Jeff Frederick, Ridgeview Ambulance
Matt Simpson, St. Paul Fire
Alexa Rundquist, Scott County
Adam Boler, Sherburne County
Terry Anderson, South Metro Fire
Angela Eastman, Washington County
Greg Peterson, White Bear Lake Fire
JB Guiton, Woodbury Public Safety
Jeff Lanenberg*, EMS Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee Chair
*Denotes EMS TOC Executive Committee member


Related Resources:

2021 EMS TOC Meeting Dates

EMS TOC Bylaws

EMS TOC Meeting Archive