Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

The pulse of HEART

Ambulance team members have combined 134 years of experience

There's no shortage of stories, laughter and memories when Darla Meyer, Pam Sease, Missy Young and Rodney Ahrenstorff get together.

After all, they've been each other's second family for decades now.

"We're a tight-knit bunch," said Sease. "The people that I call when I need something are ambulance members."

The quartet has served on the Hartley Emergency Ambulance Rescue Team (HEART) in varying tenures – Meyer for 43 years, Sease for 39, Young for 27 and Ahrenstorff for 25. They've all held leadership positions within the agency as well, with some serving time in each slot.

The group's dedica...