E.M.S.
Fire Department
Fire Chief

Contact:Kevin Shook

Phone:309-852-2115

Fax:309-853-8007

The fire department operates the emergency ambulance for the city and surrounding rural area covering approximately 150 square miles with an average response time to anywhere within city limits of 4 minutes or less. Many of the same procedures performed in the emergency room can be accomplished in the field only sooner. The first out emergency medical technicians are trained to the Paramedic level  allowing them many procedures and medications that many services cannot offer. The EMS department is in constant contact with emergency room physicians giving medical direction to the EMT’s for public care.




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