By Dan Reed 

EMS workers are honored


March 31, 2023

Dan Reed

The Esko Fire Department was recognized as the EMS Association's Unit of the year. Pictured are Kyle Gustafson, Tony Compo, Scott Pracher, Paige Robinson, Jason Leach, Hannah Brekke and Santana Haggy.

It's that time of year again, and those volunteers that make Carlton County a safer place to live by providing emergency medical services throughout the year were recognized at the Carlton County board meeting on March 14.

Moose Lake Fire District chief Steve Trenhaile presented the awards to each of the recipients. Trenhaile has spearheaded the EMS and fire department training in Moose Lake.

Erik Bergstedt was honored as "Person of the Year" for EMS. Bergstedt is an emergency department nurse at the Cloquet hospital, an ambulance supervisor at the Carlton Fire and Ambulance, and a voluntee...

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