Peoria Heights dissolves ambulance service

Dec 3, 2014

Peoria Heights no longer has its own ambulance service. The village board voted to end the service Tuesday to save money.

The action comes after a vote by residents rejecting a property tax increase to keep the Advanced Life Support service running. The Journal Star reports the department was reportedly costing Peoria Heights 200-thousand dollars a year. The vote to dissolve the local ambulance service means the loss of 30 jobs. 

The village board also last night approved a contract with Advanced Medical Transport to provide 24-hour emergency medical services for the village. The length and total cost of the contract is unclear.