Drinking and driving is a problem that victimizes people of all backgrounds. F-M Ambulance Service works with many other agencies in Cass and Clay Counties to fight this problem. Our Deutscher Display is available for events by request from April 1 - November 1 each year. This display gives viewers an opportunity to see first-hand the tragic results of drunken driving.
What do I need to do in order to request the Deutscher Display?
1. Read over the minimum requirement checklist
2. Fill out a request form
Additional Deutscher Display information:
The best way to keep drivers and passengers safe is through the use of seat belts and child safety seats. F-M Ambulance Service has a Rollover Simulator that demonstrates the effect of a vehicle rollover crash. The simulator works by rotating the trailer-mounted half-truck up to 30 miles per hour with crash test dummies positioned in the vehicle in place of occupants. The Rollover Simulator is available to local law enforcement who are trained on how to operate the simulator safely.
To request the Rollover Simulator:
1. Read the minimum requirements
** Requests can only be made 2 months in advance, and MUST be made at least 2 weeks in advance
2. Fill out the request form
** If the simulator is traveling more than 100 miles from the Fargo/Moorhead area, a $100 donation is required to help pay for minor repairs as well as wear and tear on the unit. The Rollover Simulator cannot travel more than 200 miles from the Fargo/Moorhead area.
Additional Rollover Simulator information:
Buckle Up with Bucky
Buckle Up with Bucky is a child passenger safety program written by Penny Andrist, M.S. and Gail Benson, M.Ed. They have spent over 16 years teaching together - first in an elementary school and now as presenters to kids, parents, and teachers.
Our Buckle Up with Bucky presentation creates a fun and easy way for paramedics to communicate with children about seat belt safety. A paramedic from F-M Ambulance Service will come to your classroom and do a 30-minute presentation that will cover the who, where, when, and how of child passenger safety. The Buckle Up with Bucky curriculum consists of question and answer time with the paramedic, a storybook featuring Bucky, the seatbelt, a short video that reinforces what the presenter has covered, and a short tour of an ambulance.
To request a Buckle Up with Bucky presentation, please fill out a request form.
F-M Ambulance Service hosts an Explorer Post each year. Our Explorers are young people, ages 15 - 18, who are interested in a shadow career program in which they can learn hands-on experience through observation and participation with professional and successful paramedics and EMTs that strive for excellence in patient care, community service, and compassion. The Explorer post is a year-long event that meets on the first Monday of the month, October - May. For more information on our Explorer post, please contact Thomas at (701) 364-1745.
EMS Citizens Academy
The F-M Ambulance Service EMS Citizens Academy is a hands-on opportunity for community members to see and learn what F-M Ambulance Service paramedics and EMTs do every day. The EMS Citizens Academy is held each fall for 8 weeks on Wednesday evenings. The academy is designed for community members 18 and older who are interested in learning more about emergency medical services in our area. All participants will fill out an application and will be asked to fill out a criminal history background information sheet. For more information on our next EMS Citizens Academy, please contact Thomas at (701) 364-1745.
F-M Ambulance Service recognizes the benefits of showing the general public what emergency services is about. One way to promote EMS is to provide tours at no cost to the public when we are available to. If you are interested in setting up a tour with one of our ALS ambulance units, contact Thomas at (701) 364-1745, or fill out the request form on the right side of this page.
F-M Ambulance Service often times provides non-dedicated ambulance coverage for the event, such as a community picnic, community walk or run, or other special event. When units are available, they provide EMS coverage. If call demand is increased, that unit is pulled and dispatched to calls for service. If you are interested in a non-dedicated standby for your event, please call Thomas at (701) 364-1745. Non-dedicated standbys are not guaranteed, and depend on date, time, and location of the event.
Red River Valley S.W.A.T.
F-M Ambulance Service has several paramedics dedicated to the Red River Valley S.W.A.T. Team. These tactical EMS (TEMS) paramedics train with the police officers and provide on site medical treatment for SWAT call out incidents. TEMS paramedics receive special training in ballistic trauma, K-9 incidents, clandestine drug labs, high level rescue, air-medical evacuations, defensive tactics, Tazer weapons, and working in rural settings.
On-Scene Firefighter Rehab
F-M Ambulance Service provides the cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo rehab on scene for working fires. Our paramedics will assess the firefighters after they have been working in and around a fire. If necessary, the paramedics provide medical treatment to the firefighters and bystanders.
If you have an event that you are required to have ambulance coverage at or you want guaranteed ambulance coverage, please call Kari at (701) 364-1710 or fill out an EMS standby request form.