“Perfect Storm” is brewing in downtown Minneapolis with Vikings and Packers squaring off on New Year’s Eve

Charles Sloan at Hennepin EMS says first responders are also preparing for a busy night. “We are expecting a pretty heavy call volume,” Sloan says. Hennepin EMS provides on-field medical services during home Vikings games. The organization will also provide medical services to fans, both inside the stadium and outside on the plaza.

“That’s on top of the normal calls we typically see on a Sunday night,” Sloan explained. “Pretty much every paramedic and EMT who is able to work is working Sunday night.”