Advanced Medical Transport

Local Mother Meets Paramedics Who Saved Son's Life

Feb 3, 2020
WCBU, Peoria Public Radio

A year ago, Angie Britch's son Bailey attempted suicide and lost function in the lower half of his body.

Kristin McHugh

The Peoria Fire Department is one of the first large-scale Illinois operations to implement a new cardiac rescue device. Officials unveiled the ResQCPR unit Thursday. Peoria Fire Department Chief Ed Olehy says the plunger-like, hand-held unit improves upon traditional chest compressions used for patients in sudden cardiac arrest.

Emergency Advanced Life Support Expanded in Peoria

Jan 30, 2018

The Peoria Fire Department has an expanded advanced life support presence in the city. A new pilot program was authorized by Peoria Area Emergency Services. 

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Paramedics in Peoria seemed relieved for the opportunity to talk openly about their experiences responding to overdose calls.

Tazewell County Deputies Get Narcan

Oct 13, 2017
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Tazewell County Deputies are all now carrying Narcan Nasal Spray to counteract opioid overdoses.

Peoria Workplaces Prepare to Save a Life

Jun 23, 2017
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Another workplace in the Peoria area is ready to respond in the event of a cardiac arrest. It’s part the American Heart Association’s First Aid training effort in the workplace.


Caterpillar Employees Use CPR to Save Co-Worker

Dec 5, 2016
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Caterpillar is celebrating the life saving teamwork of seven people who administered CPR when their colleague collapsed. 49-year-old Mark Whiting went into cardiac arrest about a month ago while speaking at an offsite work meeting. Seven of his colleagues responded.

City of East Peoria

The City of East Peoria will have a new program next month to help those with certain medical conditions after a hospital stay. 

The Mobile Integrated Healthcare Services Pilot program has OSF Healthcare partnering with the Fire Department to do home visits. Assistant Fire Chief Ryan Beck says they’ll start the program visiting those with Diabetes, COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. 

As boaters return to Illinois River, AMT advises caution

Jul 31, 2015
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Restrictions on the Illinois River were lifted this week. Peoria Public Radio’s Cass Herrington toured the waterway with Advanced Medical Transport to report on remaining risks to boaters.

AMT Community Resource Manager Josh Bradshaw says strong currents and debris still pose a hazard to boaters despite lower water levels.

“There could be submerged tree trunks and things like that, that boaters could collide with," Bradshaw said. "If you hit one of those at say 40 miles per hour on the river, you could find yourself in need of our services.”

Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A new statewide initiative aims to improve cardiac arrest outcomes among emergency response providers and hospitals. Peoria area fire department staff, 911 dispatchers and other rescue squad personnel Monday participated in a Resuscitation Academy Workshop.

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.

AMT unveils new ambulances

Nov 26, 2014
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria-based Advanced Medical Transport has four new so-called ‘concept’ ambulances on the road in Peoria and Pekin. The trucks are outfitted with at least 76 different safety standards for patients, caregivers and the public near an emergency medical response site. 

Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

Peoria city officials want to quell rumors that emergency response vehicles are having a tough time getting through the new Main and University intersection.

Outside The Horseshoe - July 9, 2013

Jul 10, 2013

  The Heart of Illinois United Way and Advanced Medical Transport have teamed up to provide a new comprehensive 2-1-1 information service. OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE takes a visit to see the new service in operation. 

  People in the greater Peoria region have an additional tool to gain health and human service information. The Heart of Illinois United Way and Advanced Medical Transport are partnering to provide a new 2-1-1 information referral service. The service is designed to help link people to urgent needs like shelter housing, food and non-emergency medical care.  It’s part of the calling system that includes 9-1-1 and 4-1-1. The Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 is available 24-hours a day with trained referral specialists. The 2-1-1 call center staff are able to transfer calls in case of emergency.