Emergency Medical Services

Cottage Grove Emergency Medical Services


Cottage Grove Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides pre-hospital emergency medical care to the citizens of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park and Grey Cloud Island since the early 1970s.

Cottage Grove operates under a unique public safety model with the majority of the medicals being covered by the fire department with fire paramedics and an EMT duty crew. We do staff police paramedics that will help cover third out medicals and staffing shortages.

Under this model, Cottage Grove EMS has some of the quickest response times in the metropolitan area and above average cardiac arrest save rates.


Cottage Grove Public Safety collectively serves our community compassionately, providing protection of life and property. We do this with honor, integrity, pride and professionalism.  We are Cottage Grove Public Safety.


Emergency Dispatch
Call 9-1-1 for a police, fire or EMS response

Non-Emergency Dispatch
Call 651-439-9381 to report a non-emergency situation

Administrative Offices

This is the main line at the Cottage Grove Fire Department for general questions on EMS or to reach a specific individual.

Cottage Grove Fire Department Station 2
EMS Administration
8641 80th Street South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Wesley Halvorsen
Deputy Chief - Emergency Medical Services