In 2005, three local paramedics saw a need for improved medical transport care in our community. Larry Daugherty, Tracy Daugherty and Mike Dozier built their service on three core principles for delivering superior emergency care:
Today, Medics First has grown to include a fleet of 13 ambulances and employ a team of over 75 paramedics, EMTs, and office staff members. We offer the latest medical technology in the hands of highly-skilled medics who are dedicated to providing compassionate care. Six full crews that provide expert patient care, every hour of every day.
Our ambulances are equipped with advanced life support (ALS) equipment that transmits vital information directly to the receiving hospital. This allows the Emergency Room to properly prepare for the patient’s condition and provide immediate care upon arrival. All of our ambulances are tracked and dispatched via GPS locator units and include onboard laptops.
Our nationally-registered or state-certified paramedics and EMT-Bs are highly trained and receive comprehensive continuing education. Both our service and our medical staff are regulated by the State of Illinois. To maintain our EMT licenses, we must complete 120 hours of approved continuing medical education in both adult and pediatric care. We are dedicated to exceeding those standards.
Many of our paramedics have also received additional training and certifications, including: