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PCHS Wellness Day
April 25, 2017 In the Community

PCHS Wellness Day

We always greatly enjoy talking about EMS at Pekin Community High School Wellness Day!

EMS burnout
April 24, 2017 #TeamAMT

EMS Burnout

One of our #TeamAMT stars made this video to go along with her paramedic class project.

Video courtesy of Kelly McMeen #codegreenproject

Dunlap High School Prom Safety
April 26, 2017 In The Community

Dunlap High School

Thanks to Dunlap High School for inviting us out to help remind students to be safe and responsible on prom night.

Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Schindler.

Airplane simulation exercise
April 24, 2017 Training Exercise

Airplane Crash Simulation Exercise

Saturday, AMT participated in a training exercise at Peoria Internarional Airport. It gave us a chance to interface with some of our great partner agencies in a mock disaster.

Transport Technician
April 24, 2017 Candidate Care

Transport Technician Drivers

We are looking for Transport Technician drivers who are responsible for the compassionate, safe, and efficient movement of behavioral health clients between healthcare facilities for our Illinois Patient Transport division. These full and part-time positions are open in Peoria, Streator, and Marion. Needed are people who are available weekends and nights, like to drive, and are good with people.

Excellent benefits and training provided. For more information, visit amtci.candidatecare.jobs.

Steator Paramedics
April 20, 2017 Candidate Care

Calling All Streator Area Paramedics, EMT's and Transport Technicians!

Make a difference in the community you live in and join our fast paced team of experienced care givers. AMT is now hiring full and part time positions. Must be licensed in the State of IL (EMT's and Paramedics).

APPLY AT: amtci.candidatecare.jobs

AMT PulsePoint
April 20, 2017 AMT PulsePoint

AMT PulsePoint Citizen Superheros

This morning, when a person needed immediate help, over a dozen nearby CPR-trained people were notified via their smartphones. Also, the nearest AED devices were instantly identified. There have been two PulsePoint incidents already today.

Do you have a story to tell as a AMT PulsePoint Citizen Superhero? If you are among the 1,400 users, and hundreds of responders, we'd love to hear from you. Please message us!

April 19, 2017 Future Paramedics

AMT EMS Academy

Our future Paramedics in the Advanced Medical Transport EMS Academy rehearse hundreds of possible patient care scenarios during their 1,500 or so hours of training.

Photo courtesy of Amanda Gaylord.

April 18, 2017 #PartnerProject

What Is The #PartnerProject?

Team AMT members, and our friends:

Medics all over the world are posting pictures with their EMS partner. The project is an effort started by Ginger Locke from the Medic Mindset podcast. She's working to make a collage to send to FDNY medic Monique Williams who lost her partner tragically in the LODD. Share this announcement and your pictures. Remember to tag the picture with #partnerproject and set it to "public" so they can be found."

April 13, 2017 Ground Breaking

Ground Breaking on New Pekin Facility

Today we broke ground on our new Pekin facility, located at the very heart of the community. It will serve the present and future needs of our Team and our resources, and allow us to partner with UnityPoint Health - Pekin on future community healthcare initiatives.

We would like to thank everyone from the city, the county, police, fire, healthcare, local business, and the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce who showed up to support us.

April 12, 2017 #TeamAMT

Proud of Our Team

These compassionate and capable caregivers give us plenty of reasons to smile. We are very proud of our Team. #TeamAMT

Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Schindler.

Iowa AMT
April 12, 2017 Candidate Care

Calling all Iowa Paramedics, EMT's and Drivers!

What did you do today? Make a difference in the community you live in and join our fast paced team of experienced care givers. AMT is now hiring full and part time positions. Must be licensed in the State of Iowa.

Apply at: https://amtci.candidatecare.jobs

PulsePoint AMT
April 8, 2017 CPR and an AED

Become a Hero

Saving lives is something that anyone can learn to do, and we'll teach anyone who'll listen. Become part of AMT's everyday heroes today, and let our PulsePoint app alert you when someone near you needs CPR and an AED.

April 7, 2017 OSF Health - Pekin

OSF Opens New Center for Health in Pekin

Congratulations to our friends at OSF and to those who will be served with the greatest of care by this new facility. Watch for an exciting Pekin AMT development next week!

April 7, 2017 Kind Words

Letter from Patient

We always appreciate these kind words sent to us by our patients - this one about one of our most experienced Paramedics.

April 6, 2017 AED & CPR Training

Safety Net

Thanks, 25 News for a great story on our effort to strengthen the "safety net" of AEDs and CPR trained individuals in our area. Nothing beats having an everyday hero right then and right there!

April 5, 2017 Heart of Illinois 2-1-1

AMT Supporting United Way

Thank you to the Heart of Illinois United Way for the feature in their newsletter:

Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois ... supporting United Way Did you know that Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois partners with the Heart of Illinois United Way to support people in need throughout central Illinois? As one of our top 20 campaigns, Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) and their employees are dedicated to volunteering for the United Way, supporting our annual campaign, sponsoring our fundraisers, and most importantly fulfilling the need to provide 24/7 information and referral through the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 service.

The Heart of Illinois United Way's partnership with AMT is vital to providing continual, comprehensive information and referral services to people in need throughout central Illinois. Unfortunately, there are individuals every day who go without essential services while help is readily available. Together, the United Way and AMT are connecting callers to critical health and human care programs.

Linked to AMT's 9-1-1 call center, 2-1-1 information and referral specialists can easily transfer calls in case of emergency and 9-1-1 call center staff has been cross-trained to provide 2-1-1 assistance. And in cases of extreme emergency, the call center at AMT is rated to withstand an F5 rated tornado, has redundant phone lines and emergency power, a self-contained HVAC system and web based software.

AMT serves various roles in the communities it serves, providing many types of emergency and non-emergency transportation and regional medical transportation service. As the only Illinois ambulance provider to become nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, AMT employs more than 350 full-time dedicated staff members, whose combined talents provide emergency and scheduled medical services to more than 850,000 residents. Our 48 licensed paramedic ambulances respond to more than 54,000 "911" calls and 15,000 scheduled calls annually.

Last year, the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 call center staff at AMT answered more than 8,000 calls resulting in more than 17,000 referrals for help with services related to housing, utilities, food, clothing, case management and much more.

Visit 211hoi.org or amtci.org for more information.

April 4, 2017 CAAS Standards

CAAS Standards & What They Mean

You have seen the CAAS logos on our vehicles for years, as the only accredited private provider in Illinois. But what does it mean? "The intent of the CAAS Standards is to define a “gold standard” for the medical transportation industry of a higher caliber than is typically required for state or local licensing." Source: http://www.caas.org

Kids Festival
March 31, 2017 Advanced Medical Transport

Kids Festival April 1st

Come see our award-winning booth at the festival THIS Saturday! No fooling!

Hope for Hoopy
March 27, 2017 Advanced Medical Transport

Hope For Hoopy

Mark your calendars!

March 27, 2017 Advanced Medical Transport


We are very proud of the compassionate healthcare provided by #TeamAMT. Congratulations, Denise!

March 24, 2017 Quality Control

Accreditation Preparedness

Quality Manager Jai spent the day spot checking crews for accreditation preparedness. AMT was the first agency in Illinois to exceed the stringent standards for CAAS accreditation - and with a perfect score!

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
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.

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.