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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.

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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.