Thursday, January 4, 2018

Peoria Fire Stations Advance to Paramedic--January 1, 2018

January 4, 2018

Dear Everyone,

Happy New Year. It is cold in Peoria. Very cold. Polar vortex and global warming combining to make the midwest very cold.

Great news regarding the Peoria Fire Department--

January 1, 2018--

This full moon lighting up the Illinois River and Peoria tonight on the first day of 2018 is the largest and brightest – supermoon you have ever seen.

But even bigger news than the supermoon is that today the PFD Rescue 1 Engine in downtown Peoria is offering independent Advanced Life Support for the first time ever. The Firefighter Paramedics will now be able to respond to a 911 call and offer the people of Peoria Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support even when the AMT Paramedics are not on scene. 

Engine 3 on Armstrong in Peoria will be doing the same starting today also. 

John Carroll, MD

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