619 Lafayette Rd N
Suite 311
St. Paul, MN 55130

Office: 612-299-1990

Fax:  612-299-1991

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24-Hr Emergency: 612.839.6856

About Minnesota Emergency Disability Services

Minnesota Emergency Disability Services, is a Minnesota-based nonprofit with 501(c) (3) determined status from the IRS. Our organization specializes in some unique public safety concerns that people with physical challenges may face daily in their communities.

Our teams are comprised of three main areas of expertise as follows: (a) nonmedical emergency transportation; (b) disaster relief specific to the needs or requirements of a disabled person, and (c) our safety lighting system designed to keep wheelchair bound citizens safe by providing custom-made safety lighting system for each disabled citizen’s needs.


Minnesota Emergency Disability Services’s Trap Ride program covers those specific, nonmedical emergency transportation emergencies such as a broken down power wheelchair or scooter, and when there are wheelchair-owner separation issues because of medical issues. For example: when a power mobility device breaks down a wheelchair bound individual is unable to get assistance from Metro Mobility on a moment’s notice, and the other option, being a cab, is generally not financially possible on a disabled citizen’s limited financial resources. Furthermore Medical Assistance/Medicaid/Medicare does not view a broken down wheelchair or scooter as an emergency medical necessity (when to the person stranded, it really is an emergency) so if one becomes stranded out in the community those benefits will not pay for transportation for the disabled person in these situations.


Minnesota Emergency Disability Services’s Disaster Relief program provides emergency power for charging power mobility devices, additionally providing power to other medically necessary devices such as ventilators, CPAP and BiPAP machines, as well as providing emergency communications management specific to disability needs.  As our services continue to be developed and implemented, we also intend to provide emergency PCA staffing services.


Minnesota Emergency Disability Services’s safety lighting system was designed to provide an extra layer of safety and security for power mobility device users while out in the community. Furthermore, our safety lighting systems are custom built to each user’s wants and needs meeting or exceeding specifications in Minnesota state Satute 169.212.

Examples of why both the Trap Ride and the Safety Lighting programs are essential to the safety of wheelchaired citizens can be found below:

  1. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=wheelchairs+struck+by+vehicles
  2. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=stranded+mobility+vehicles
slide show of car vs wheelchair accidents justifying why there is a TrapRide program