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Peoria Public Radio/Tanya Koonce

The Peoria Fire Department could respond to 2400 fewer calls a year. That’s according to a study by Fitch and Associates. Those calls are non-emergency medical calls like assistance in lifting a person who has fallen.

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The Peoria City Council is exploring options for adding advanced life support services at more of its firehouses.

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. 

  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.

Peoria Area EMS Medical Director stepping down

Jun 11, 2013

The Peoria Area EMS Medical Director is stepping down. OSF Saint Francis Medical Center announced Cheryl Colbenson’s resignation is effective July 1st. She’s leaving to complete a fellowship in Integrative Medicine.

Jump Trading Center gets simulation ambulance

Apr 12, 2013

The Jump Trading Center is getting ready to be outfitted with furniture and simulation equipment for training doctors, nurses and paramedics. But a simulation ambulance was parked inside the center Friday near the simulated home setting. Advanced Medical Transport is donating the ambulance. It lacks an engine.

AMT to provide permanent service in Chillicothe

Feb 18, 2013

Advanced Medical Transport is permanently providing ambulance services to the Chillicothe Area.  AMT has handled the community’s calls since Chillicothe Ambulance Rescue 33 was suspended last August by the local regulatory authority. That happened after Rescue 33 failed to meet response time terms as part of a probationary period.   AMT executive director Andrew Rand says the agency currently spends $1,300 a day to maintain the temporary service in the Chillicothe area.  He says AMT still won’t break even providing permanent service to the area.