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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:…"

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!
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.

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 - 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

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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.

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.

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

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December 10, 2016 Shop With A Hero

Shop With A Hero

Each year, we are fortunate to team up with our friends at the Pekin Police Department and Pekin Firefighters Local 524 to help brighten the holidays of disadvantaged children. This year, we served 53 children with "Shop with a Hero" at Big R Stores.

Chili Cook Off
December 9, 2016 Chili Cook-off

AMT-West Branch Chili Cook-off

Ashley Thomas, NREMT-B was chosen the winner of the AMT-West Branch Chili Cook-off on Wednesday, December 7th. Spoons and bowls were flying as the Q.C. staff gobbled down bowls full of chili, however Ashley persevered and her chili was chosen best from the five AMAZING selections. In addition to Ashley, the other AMT-West Branch participants were Brian Dillie, Lori Maynard, Jacob Powell and John Wetterauer.

Photos courtesy of John Wetterauer

CPR Skills Honored
December 5, 2016 CPR Skills Honored

CPR Skills Honored

Today, we commended the efforts of seven men who used CPR skills and an AED to aid a coworker in sudden cardiac arrest. Our "Race to the Top" initiative encourages immediate bystander intervention. Learn more about this remarkable story tonight and tomorrow in local print, radio, online, and television media.

Hands Only CPR Hands Only CPR
December 3, 2016 Community Awareness

Future Paramedic Candidates

We met some future Paramedic candidates yesterday at the Manual High School Career Fair. They even learned how to save a life from sudden cardiac arrest!

Photos courtesy of Yolanda Johnson

November 21, 2016 First Aid Training

First Aid Training

Aaron Biersaw and Tyler Peterson both did an outstanding job with this group. 4th graders needing first aid training. They spent two hours with these guys and were very energetic and enthusiastic. They were well liked by the scouts, and made it fun. They were able to relate to the boys since both of them are Eagle Scouts.

Photos courtesy of Danelle Geraci.

November 18, 2016 Community Wealth Award

Honored with Community Wealth Award

Advanced Medical Transport would like to thank the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce for honoring us with the Community Wealth Award. AMT's CEO, Andrew Rand, spoke today at the 41st Annual Community Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Photo courtesy of Amy Roberts.

November 18, 2016 Flashback Friday

Our friend Maureen Vadis shared with us a glimpse of prehospital healthcare from 1975! We sure have come a long way!

"Good Afternoon and Happy Flashback Friday: While completing a research project on OSF, I found this treasured photo from early Peoria Area EMS. ACE ambulance debuted in 1975! Source: 'With the Greatest Care and Love' A History of OSF."

November 18, 2016 Career Day

On "Career Day", this young man seems very happy with his choice. We are always on the lookout for smiling, positive paramedics!

Photos courtesy of Jacqueline Durham.

November 15, 2016

AMBY Awards - Honoring Excellence in EMS

When we began our push to save more lives than ever before from cardiac arrest, we never dreamed that our efforts would be held up among the best practices in the nation. We are deeply honored that our peers from all over the United States have distinguished our work in this way. In turn, we wish to thank you for placing your confidence in Advanced Medical Transport for over 25 years. As a not-for-profit service dedicated to service excellence and community benefit, we will continue to strive for the next highest peak.

"It's an honor to be recognized by the American Ambulance Association with such a prestigious award," said Andrew Rand, CEO, Advanced Medical Transport. "This recognition further validates Race to the Top and its importance to the community in advancing life saving efforts in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. Our team of Advanced Practice Paramedics and EMTs respond to more than 40,000 emergency medical calls each year. But we can and should be saving more lives. And engaging the community - the real first-line responders - to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest, calling 911, implementing Hands Only CPR and using an AED, if available, is key to increasing the survivability of sudden cardiac arrest."

November 14, 2016 Community Outreach

The Peoria PlayHouse "Be Anything" event was a lot of fun for us, and one lucky bidder will be coming to AMT to be an "EMT for a Day!"

Photos courtesy of Clarissa Hart-Haywood.

November 9, 2016

Pekin Hospital Mission Trip

April Willoby sent us some more pictures from the Pekin Hospital mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The team helped an impoverished elderly couple and cleaned up their home. Please join us in wishing them safe travels and a very successful mission!

November 9, 2016


THANK YOU to AMT for providing blue bags for our mission team members to carry on their trip into the villages of the Dominican Republic.

- Pekin Hospital

September 12, 2016 Community Outreach

The 2016 Illinois Ambulance Association Conference

The 2016 Illinois Ambulance Association Conference is coming up quickly - starting Sept. 21st!

Make sure you get registered so you don't miss out on any of the exciting educational and networking opportunities!

Click here to learn more and register.
September 11, 2016 Community Outreach

Pekin Marigold Festival

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit us at the 2016 Pekin Marigold Festival.

September 4, 2016 "Hands Only" CPR

Hands Only CPR

With your two hands, you can triple a person's chances of surviving a cardiac arrest episode. And we'll show anyone who is willing to learn. In August, we certified over 650 people in CPR, and taught hundreds more simple "Hands Only" CPR.

Sign up for a class today!
April 29, 2016 Community Outreach

PCHS Wellness Fair

The Pekin Community High School Wellness Fair is a day we look forward to every year!

April 28, 2016 Communications

AMT Communications Center

‪#‎tbt‬ - In 2008, our Communications Center was just a few short years away from a revamp that would bring it inside a F5 rated tornado shelter. The new center features many failsafes and backups to assure its integrity, even during a major catastrophic event.

February 3, 2016 Community Outreach

Outstanding Community Service Award

Team AMT would like to offer a heartfelt (and hearty) congratulations to our leader, Andrew Rand, on the receipt of the Mayor's Outstanding Community Service Award today in Peoria.

Mayor Jim Ardis recognized Andrew's selfless dedication to numerous efforts which make our communities greater.

December 29, 2015 EMT Course Available

New EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN Course Starting January 19, 2016

This course is geared toward getting students comfortable performing in an emergency situation. The EMT-Basic is able to control life threatening bleeding, provide basic cardiac life support for a patient, as well as maintain an airway, splint an injured extremity, and administer lifesaving medications.

This EMT-Basic course is being conducted in accordance to the National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Services Education as published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Peoria Area EMS System.

Registration form and payment due 14 days prior to start of class.

September 13, 2015 Community Outreach

Learning how to save a life through hands-only CPR

Miss Marigold Courtney Psinas is one of about 600 people who stopped by our booth this past weekend at the Pekin Marigold Festival to learn life saving skills. Look for us at many upcoming events in the areas we serve.
Photo courtesy of Keith Lippert.

September 12, 2015 Community Outreach

Pekin Marigold Festival Kids Experience

We had a great time hosting the Kids Experience tent at this years Pekin Marigold Festival. Thank you to all those that come out to see us.

September 8, 2015 Community Outreach

Free fun at the Kids' Experience Tent during the Marigold Festival

To mark more than 20 years of Saving Lives in Pekin, AMT is proud to sponsor the Kid's Experience at the 2015 Pekin Marigold Festival. For adults, we will be offering the chance to learn to save a life with bystander CPR skills. Also, watch for us in the parade Saturday morning. And, as always, we will be looking after your health, safety, and well-being as you enjoy the festival.

July 27, 2015 RiverMedic1

Updated Illinois River Restrictions

Update from the Coast Guard regarding Illinois River restrictions:

  • The Illinois River is open to commercial traffic with no wake between MM 0 - MM 187 (mouth - Lacon)
  • The Illinois River is OPEN to recreational vessels between MM 0 - 49.9 (mouth - Montezuma) and MM 181 - 187 (Chillicothe - Lacon). Recreational vessels must proceed at a minimum safe operational speed, producing no wake.
  • · Recreational vessels are prohibited from MM 50 - 180.9 (Montezuma - Chillicothe)
June 14, 2015 Lucas

Save a life, in 10 minutes or less

Learning how to save a life through hands-only CPR just got easier through a new program being spearheaded by Advanced Medical Transport.

AMT has developed a mobile kiosk it will take to community gatherings to teach people how to recognize when someone is in cardiac arrest and how to immediately help that person. The training takes about 10 minutes.

June 10, 2015 Cooling

Central Illinois Regional Cooling Stations

It can be warm out there this summer, and staying cool is a priority. Here is a handy list of cooling resources via our friends at Peoria County. If you live in another area and need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us.