Second Wednesday of January, April, July, and October
The council includes representatives of Rice County law enforcement, fire/rescue services, emergency medical/ambulance services, first responders, hospitals, health care, emergency management, townships, the Public Health department, the Rice County Board of Commissioners, Minnesota Board of Animal Health and citizen representatives.
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider Council was started in 1988. This group represents EMS providers in Rice County. The group meets approximately quarterly and is supported administratively by Rice County Public Health.
The EMS Provider Council meets to ensure coordination among providers and assesses EMS needs in the county. The council also functions in an advisory capacity to the Public Health department's emergency preparedness planning efforts.