Andalusia Ambulance needs volunteers

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Andalusia Volunteer Ambulance is in need of volunteers. The service is staffed 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and additional team members - Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and drivers - are needed to help man the two ambulances.

The service covers 280 square miles in lower Rock Island County. The communities of Andalusia, Edgington, Illinois City, Taylor Ridge, Buffalo Prairie, and Reynolds are all within the service area, as well as portions of Mercer County.

The ambulance service is under a staffing waiver from the Illinois Department of Public Health, which permits operation with no reduction in patient care with one EMT and a CPR-trained driver instead of two required EMTs.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and live within five minutes of the Ambulance Center, or be willing to spend their on-call time there. The service pays the full cost of EMT training when volunteers commit to two years of service.

Volunteer applications and more information may be picked up at the Ambulance office at 220-6th Ave. west, Andalusia. For more information contact the office at (309) 798-5406.