Overview

Blaine County has three State licensed ambulance services. They are stationed in Turner, Harlem and Chinook.

Blaine County Ambulance began service in May of 1948. They covered all of Blaine County from Chinook until 1954. In 1954, the American Legion from Turner bought the “old” Chinook ambulance and the second Blaine County Ambulance service was founded. In 1977, a countywide health council was formed headed by the late Ann Hansen of Harlem. The third Blaine County Ambulance service began operating in July of 1977.

It was about that time period that new laws went into effect and ambulance services had to meet County, State and Federal standards. The Blaine County Health Council then became the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council. The Chinook Ambulance was named Blaine I, Big Flat (Turner) was named Blaine II and Harlem became Blaine III.

Tax dollars and user fees support Blaine County Ambulance Service. In addition, each crew conducts fundraisers and writes grants to obtain equipment they are not able to purchase with available funds.

Blaine County I Ambulance

Dan Friede, Co-Crew Chief
(406) 945-7474
chinooknapa@yahoo.com

Laurie Huestis, Co-Crew Chief
(406) 945-2393
lahuestisEMS@gmail.com

Blaine County II Ambulance

Steve Leitner, Crew Chief
(406) 379-2693
bigflatambulance@gmail.com

Blaine County III Ambulance

Karensa Calvert, Crew Chief
(406) 353-4637
pixelportrait@itstriangle.com

Our Office

Blaine County Courthouse
420 Ohio St
Chinook, MT 59523

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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Deputy Chris Adair has been with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office since August of 2012. Since then he has become the Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Armorer, Deputy Coroner, and the Senior Operator for Blaine County’s breath alcohol testing equipment. He also is the DUI Task Force Coordinator. He lives in Chinook with his wife and 2 sons. Previous to living here they were residents of Flathead County.

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John Colby started his career in Law Enforcement with the Blaine County Sheriff's Department in 1996 as a Detention Officer/Dispatcher. In 1998 he began working with the Harlem Police Department where he served as a patrolman and later as the Chief of Police. In 2001 Harlem consolidated its law enforcement with the Blaine County Sheriff's Department and John Colby remained as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2002 John accepted a job with the Williston Police Department and served as a patrolman and later as a senior patrolman. In 2007 John left the Williston Police Department and went to work for Dyn-Corp in Konduz Afghanistan training the Afghanistan Nation Police. In March 2010 John was returned to Chinook and accepted a position as a Deputy Sheriff with the Blaine County Sheriff's Department. John was promoted to the Lieutenant of the Blaine County Sheriff's Department in 2012. John is one of the Taser Instructor's, Field Training Officer, K9 Handler, and was recently assigned to the Tri-Agency Drug Task Force. John and his wife Dawn have two children JJ, and Aspyn.

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Robo joined the Blaine County Sheriff's Office in October of 2013. He resides with his handler Sheriff John Colby.

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Deputy Levi Gonzalez joined the Blaine County Sheriff's Department in January 2018. Levi studied Criminal Justice at Utah Valley University and Excelled in courses such as Criminal Justice, Forensics, and Criminal Law. Along with some formal education, he has trained with professional firearms instructors, and in hand-to-hand combat, to help him pursue his career in law enforcement. He moved to Montana with his wife in March of 2013 and owns a small ranch in Blaine County where he runs a small cow/calf operation. He looks forward to serving Blaine County, where he is happy to call home, with his wife, daughter and son, for many years to come.

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