The service purchased the four-wheel-drive ambulance after struggling through last year's winter storm.
The Minnesota Department of Health says 80% of the state's rural ambulance services rely on volunteers, and 60% of volunteer services are short-staffed.
Competing fire, EMS and police agencies aim to collect the most donations in the holiday bell-ringing campaign.
U.S. Navy Senior Chief Mark B. Shipley, who is also a volunteer firefighter, was awarded a commendation medal for resuscitating a man in cardiac arrest.
Firefighter-Paramedic James Axiotis was off duty when he aided a police officer having a heart attack at the gym.
The Wall of Fame plaque displays the names of more than 100 current and former fire department paramedics.
The chief highlighted the incident at a city council meeting to suggest the fire department have its own ambulance service.
Police say the alleged attack occurred when the woman was taken to the hospital for “medical clearance”.