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F-M Ambulance Mourns Loss of Medical Director

FARGO, N.D. — The medical director for F-M Ambulance has died. A social media post by the agency says Dr. Heidi Lako-Adamson died Wednesday morning. A cause of death was not revealed. They say she was known for her “bright personality and passion for her profession and patient care.” Dr. Lako-Adamson began her career at F-M Ambulance as a paramedic….

F-M Ambulance recognizes mother who preformed life-saving CPR on daughter

Pam Kriesel-Koll jumped into action after her daughter, Sarah Brosz, suffered a sudden heart attack. She preformed CPR with the help from 99 dispatchers.

FARGO, N.D. — Pam Kriesel-Koll and her daughter, Sarah Brosz, were enjoying a summer day in August. They had just finished a walk around their neighborhood when the unexpected happened. “I thought she was teasing me and then I looked at her and she was just non-responsive,” Kriesel-Koll said. Despite never having any underlying symptoms, Sarah suffered a sudden heart…

F-M Ambulance honors two heroes for life-saving CPR

Tim Larson and Amanda Dollinger preformed CPR on Jason Pierson after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while shopping in a Fargo Cash Wise.

FARGO, N.D. — May 30th started as just a normal day for Jason Pierson that included a stop by Cash Wise. “Apparently I came here to buy lottery tickets,” said Pierson. After that, I don’t remember. I passed out and I guess that was it. I don’t remember until I woke up in the hospital four days later.” Pierson had…

Sanford, F-M Ambulance Accepting Homemade Mask Donations

Sanford says that they need mask donations to help protect first responders and their families.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford and F-M Ambulance are now accepting donations of homemade masks. New CDC Guidelines allow for homemade masks to be used to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sanford says that they need mask donations to help protect first responders and their families. The donation is completely safe and contactless. There is a drop-off box in the…

Residents at Eventide in West Fargo Thank First Responders

The event is part of "Make A Difference Day."

FARGO, N.D.- Once a year, Eventide takes a day trip to the West Fargo Fire Department, Police Department and F–M Ambulance. Their first stop was the Fire Department. Residents thanked first responders for their hard work in the community by bringing donuts. “We see them a lot, it could be good or bad, but they do come to our place…

Four Local Heroes Awarded with Citizens Lifesaving Award


Moorhead, Minn. — A mixture of CPR, courage and adrenaline led four local heroes to receive the Citizens Lifesaving Award from F-M Ambulance. On June 15, Michael Bakken was golfing with his next-door neighbors when suddenly, he collapsed. He said he, “Never, never expected cardiac arrest.” What his neighbors/golf partners and two other heroes did in that moment saved his…

Local First Responders Lean on Each Other to Help F-M Community

F-M Ambulance does the ground work and communicates with Fargo Sanford Airmed team members

FARGO, N.D.– National EMS Week is wrapping up and F-M Ambulance and Fargo Sanford Airmed are honoring the hard work their first responders put in all year long. A senior director with F-M Ambulance says some days crews respond to more than 100 calls. F-M Ambulance does the ground work and communicates with Airmed team members to airlift patients to…

35-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor Shares Story at “Her Story at 11:11”

All of the attendance fees went directly to the American Heart Association

FARGO–“Her Story at 11:11” gives one woman a month the chance to tell her own unique story. “When I think about getting out and talking about this, CPR, it saved my life,” Cardiac arrest survivor Kadie Stoltz said. Kadie Stoltz’s story is a heroic one. She’s a mother, wife, and now a survivor. “The Sunday after Thanksgiving, I was home…

Local Man Honored with F-M Ambulance Citizens Lifesaving Award

Joe Kraft Earned the Honor after helping to save his wife's life

FARGO, N.D. — The morning of February 7th, 2019 started just like any other for Joe and Renae Kraft. That is, until the unexpected occurred. “We got up in the morning. She was feeding the little dog and I was feeding the big dog and she just fell over backwards,” Joe Kraft said. Renae had a heart attack. It was…