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AMT
March 23, 2017 Advanced Medical Transport

Specialized Job Opportunities

Yesterday AMT presented at the Tazewell County Partnership for Inclusive Employment (TCPIE) Reverse Job Fair, highlighting our continued involvement in providing specialized job opportunities for our friends at the Community Workshop & Training Center.

CPR songs
March 21, 2017 CPR Training

100bpm songs to hum during CPR

Sharing American Ambulance Association's Post...


Tired of humming "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees during CPR? Here are some more 100bpm songs to keep you compressing on beat.

100bpm songs
AMT AMT
March 21, 2017

Busy Day

Our crews enjoyed Avanti's Gondolas between calls on St. Patrick's Day - a busy day for us.

Photos courtesy of Bret Ramp.

AMT
March 20, 2017

Morning Inspections

Hector Ortiz prepares the fleet for inspections this morning. TeamAMT!

PulsePoint Foundation
March 12, 2017 PulsePoint Foundation

50,000th Notification

Sharing PulsePoint Foundation's Post...


PulsePoint connected agencies just notified their 💝 50,000th 💝 nearby CPR-trained citizen/off-duty responder!

Overall agencies are averaging 2.75 responders per cardiac arrest event. Although we cannot identify this responder they were in Pittsburgh, PA.

This is a historic milestone. Live stats are always available at http://www.pulsepoint.org.

One World Cafe
March 10, 2017 One World Cafe

Local Business Installs AED

We thank One World Cafe for committing to being life savers by training their staff and placing an AED in their business. We are excited to help many more businesses do the same!

March 6, 2017 One World Cafe

One World Cafe

We are looking forward to a great 2017 with this project! Thank you to One World Cafe for your enthusiasm and energy!

Sharing One World Cafe's Post...
"One World is excited to be partnering with Advanced Medical Transport for CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training. Our training starts this week and we'll soon have an AED available here in the event that anyone in the area would be in need.
We wanted to post a HUGE thank you to Josh and Advanced Medical Transport for making this education possible!
Please let us know if your business is interested in offering free CPR training or purchasing a life saving AED - we can get you connected to the right people!"

March 3, 2017 Employee Appreciation

National Employee Appreciation Day

It's National Employee Appreciation Day! And we very much appreciate our team. #TeamAMT

March 3, 2017 American Cancer Society of Peoria

Proudly Supporting This Effort

#TeamAMT proudly supports this effort, as several of us are cancer survivors. Please visit the American Cancer Society of Peoria, IL page and follow them for more updates!

Sharing American Cancer Society of Peoria's Post...
"Sign up your team today! Be a part of ending cancer as we know it! A team can be one person or 100+, there's no rules you just need a passion and dedication to fight cancer.

To sign up: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17LS…"

WMBD
March 2, 2017 Cafe Adds Life Saving Technology
LaSalle County Tornado Damage
March 1, 2017 Our Condolences

Tornado in LaSalle County

Our condolences go out today to the family of the victim of last night's tornado in LaSalle County. AMT crews quickly assembled seven extra ambulances and specialty transport vehicles to help get the residents of this facility to safety and comfort elsewhere. We thank them and the many more #TeamAMT members who offered their assistance in giving care, compassion, and peace of mind to these residents.

Photo shared from FOX 32-Chicago

Bob Harper
February 28, 2017 CPR Saves Lives
EMS World
February 27, 2017 Advanced Airway Management
HOI United Way
February 22, 2017 Heart Of Illinois United Way
Trewyn Middle School
February 20, 2017 Trewyn Middle School

Trewyn Middle School

You can tell we had a lot of fun at Trewyn Middle School teaching young people about EMS!

Photos courtesy of Clarissa Haywood

PulsePoint App
February 17, 2017 AMT's PulsePoint App

Nearly 1,000 Registered Users

AMT's PulsePoint app has nearly 1,000 registered users! We thank our partner agencies who have helped mobilize a mass of trained citizen lifesavers!

If you'd like to take a peek at some of the types of calls we respond to, see a map of AEDs we've placed locally, or listen to a live feed of emergency radio traffic, click below. We offer free CPR training every 3rd Thursday of each month at AMT. Download the free app today, and tell your friends and family!


http://webapp.pulsepoint.org/
Paramedic Class 2017
February 15, 2017 Paramedic Class 2017

Paramedic Class 2017

Paramedic Class of 2017 had a great day working a variety of pediatric scenarios on Monday! Looking forward to doing it again today with a new age population!

Advanced Medical Transport
February 15, 2017 Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois

Advanced Medical Transport

Photo credit: Second Alarm Fire Photography

CPR Survivor Story
February 14, 2017 American Heart Association Heart & Stroke Ball

Survivor Stories

This is one of the best things you could watch today. Have tissues handy!

Volunteer Mission Award
February 12, 2017 American Heart Association Heart & Stroke Ball

Survivor Stories

There were so many inspiring moments at last night's American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Ball in Peoria. We pledge to continue working hard every day to help create more and more survivor stories like the ones we celebrated Saturday. #peoriaheartball

Pink heroin hits streets of Peoria
February 8, 2017 Dangerous New Drug

New drug hits streets of Peoria

A dangerous new drug is circulating. We hope that awareness of the dangers will help head off tragic circumstances.

Race to the Top
February 7, 2017 Race to the Top

Pushing the Survival Rate Higher

We can't thank Peoria Magazines enough for helping spread the word. Please help us reach more people and save more lives!

mobile integrated healthcare
February 7, 2017 Mobile Healthcare

Mobile Integrated Healthcare

House calls are making a comeback. AMT provides Pre-Hospital Healthcare, and now Post-Hospital Healthcare. Keeping people well after they are discharged from the hospital is the focus of Mobile Integrated Healthcare. A few years ago, AMT launched a pilot program, and the results were immediately positive. In cooperation with the hospitals, AMT is proud to now bring this service to residents in the Peoria area.

Heart Month
February 4, 2017 American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month - and you'll see us all over town offering free, fast Hands Only CPR education. Today, we are partnering with the American Heart Association and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and are set up at Hy-Vee.

Photo courtesy of Yolanda Johnson.

Hope for Hoopy
February 3, 2017 #TeamAMT stands with our own Hoopy.
Ambulance Safety
February 1, 2017 Ambulance Safety

Enhancing ambulance safety with cutting-edge technology

In the last several months, we have been ramping up to introduce even more safety equipment on our ambulances. In addition, patient comfort will be enhanced by this cutting-edge technology. Our team has embraced the challenge to be the best we can be at keeping each other, our patients, and the public safe. Thank you WMBD!

Helping Hand Resource Center.
January 31, 2017 Helping Hand Resource Center

Helping Hand Resource Center

Thank you to the Helping Hand Resource Center for putting on this great event to connect residents on Peoria's South Side to helpful resources. AMT supports the efforts of the re-entry program and hopes to keep spreading the word about our Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 program with the United Way. It was a great day to make some new friends through this important event.

Hands Only CPR
January 27, 2017 Hands-Only CPR

Saving A Life... much easier than you may think

In 2016, there were 21 of our patients who were resuscitated from pulseless, non breathing cardiac arrest, and went home to resume their normal lives.

The fundamental step in saving lives - immediate high-quality CPR, is much easier than you may think!

Watch and learn the simple steps in this new 60-second demo video to help save a life with Hands-Only CPR. If you know the two steps to Hands-Only CPR, you're ready to help save a life.

Kelly Walsh
January 25, 2017 Heart Month

Heart Month

Heart Month is right around the corner, and our own Kelly Walsh was interviewed for a special local video by the American Heart Association here in Peoria!

Peoria Women's March
January 21, 2017 Peoria Women's March

Peoria Women's March

Our own Jennifer Fleming shared some images from today's Peoria Women's March.

Pre-hospital Healthcare
January 21, 2017 Pre-hospital Healthcare

Champions for the Cause

Kevin and Kate are great friends of ours and tremendous champions for the cause. AMT has but one focus, and that is provide the best pre-hospital healthcare possible. And now, thanks to the hard work of many, our cardiac arrest resuscitation rates are among the very highest in the nation!

Photo: Behind the scenes at the American Heart Assoc.-Illinois video shoot of Kate & Kevin Green for the #PeoriaHeartBall. Hear how Kate saved Kevin with CPR and how they are helping to train others in Peoria at the event on Feb 11. www.peoriaheartball.org

PCHS Career Fair
January 16, 2017 Pekin Community High School Career Fair

Sparking interest in pre-hospital healthcare

What better way to spark an interest in pre-hospital healthcare, than with CPR training? Thank you, Pekin Community High School, for inviting us to a top-notch career fair!

Photos courtesy of Yolanda Johnson and Carson Smith.

City of Peoria Council Candidate Forum
January 9, 2017 Candidate Forum

Peoria Mayor and City Council Candidate Forum

We are pleased to host this event, and welcome all of you!

January 2, 2017

2016

2016 - our 25th year - was a big one for us. We launched our life-saving PulsePoint smartphone app. We supported local charities and provided charitable care for thousands of people in need. Our cardiac arrest resuscitation model was given top national honors.

As a not-for-profit homegrown service, building a stronger, healthier, and safer community is our focus - and we look forward to a great 2017. Thank you for your support, from all of us at Advanced Medical Transport!

EMS Act of Kindness
December 29, 2016 Thank You

Top EMS Act of Kindness in 2016

Thank you, EMS1 for giving us the distinction of making the "Top EMS Act of Kindness in 2016" in the United States. Emergency Medical Services is an extension of healthcare, and we are very proud of our compassionate caregivers, as well as our entire team. #TeamAMT

AMT Holiday Spirit AMT Holiday Spirit
December 21, 2016 Holiday Spirit in Action

Teamwork and the holiday spirit in action.

In providing care for the community, our crews and Streator Fire Department encountered a woman in desperate need of help with mobility, among other challenges she faced. Partnering with Curly's Furniture and the Fire Department, we were all able to make a big difference in this resident's every day life. Happy holidays to all!

Photos courtesy of Ryan Zavada.

AMT
December 21, 2016 AMT

Here's something you don't see every day.

Photo courtesy of Tanner Cessna.

Shop With A Hero - Streator
December 20, 2016 Shop with a Hero

Streator "Shop with a Hero"

Our Streator crews enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the "Shop with a Hero" program.

Photos courtesy of Ian Allen.

AMT
December 20, 2016 Stay Safe

Stay Safe Out There

Warmer temperatures are coming. In the meantime, stay safe!

Photos courtesy of Brady Fulkerson.

Shop With A Cop
December 16, 2016 Shop With A Cop

Shop with a cop held in Milan, Illinois

This week, “Shop with a Cop” was held in Milan, Illinois. AMT-West Branch employees volunteered with Blackhawk Fire Protection District to support the program that donates presents to the underserved in the community.

Photos courtesy of John Wetterauer.

PulsePoint Statistics
December 14, 2016 Citizen Superheroes

PulsePoint has mobilized over 40,000 citizen superheroes

PulsePoint has mobilized over 40,000 citizen superheroes to respond to almost 15,000 cardiac arrest episodes in the US. That's a LOT of lives saved!

Would you like to learn to save lives? We'll teach you for free! Come to AMT at 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, or visit www.amtpulsepoint.com