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Cooper Sams Volunteer Ambulance Award Program

Minnesota's Cooper/Sams Volunteer Ambulance Award and Incentive Program was designed to:

Recognize and reward volunteer ambulance service personnel and provide incentive for volunteers to enter emergency medical services. Each year application packets are sent via email to the licensed ambulance services. Ambulance services and the Volunteers need to complete an application each year. Application for service credit must be received by the EMSRB with a postmark no later than August 1 each year. 

Claim applications will be accepted until October 1st, 2018. Applications submitted after October 1, 2018 will be held for payouts with the application that meet the October 1, 2019 deadline.

Volunteers who meet the following requirements may apply for their cash award by October 1 of each year: 1)must be at least 50 years of age; 2)must have accrued at least 5 service credits; and 3)must no longer be providing active volunteer service on the ambulance. Applications to claim an award must be received by the EMSRB with a postmark no later than October 1 each year. Award payments will be made by about April 1, of the following year.

Each credit is worth $447.19.

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PLEASE BE ADVISED! Collecting a Cooper/Sams Volunteer Ambulance Award may have Federal, State, or other tax implications. The EMSRB asks you to please consult your tax professional before proceeding to request an award payout. The EMSRB will not counsel you on tax related matters.

For information on 1099 or other tax forms please call: 651-201-8201

For information on award payments please call Melody Nagy at 651-201-2802 or e-mail

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