As many are aware, there has been a mutual aid agreement in Ramsey County and it still exists. However, an additional option is being discussed among Ramsey County Fire Departments and organizations. This option is to automatically dispatch the closest emergency response units regardless of jurisdictional boundaries for emergency events identified as confirmed fires, cardiac events, and trouble breathing incidents. For more information, please view the memo to the public from the February 1, 2017 City Council meeting explaining the City’s position on not participating in the agreement at this time. Also, view the April 6, 2016 City Council workshop item when the discussion originally took place. If you have anymore questions, please contact City Administrator Kevin Watson or Fire Chief Ed Leier at 651-204-6000.