Fire department unveils new ambulance

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MAHOMET, Ill. (WCIA) — The Cornbelt Fire Department and Carle Arrow Ambulance unveiled a new ambulance over the weekend.

It is after a more than two-decade old agreement between the two was just updated. In 1996, an agreement put a Carle Arrow Ambulance parademic on duty. The goal was to give advanced life support response in Mahomet 24/7.

However, in the past 20 years, their calls have gone up by 300 percent. The population of Mahomet has gone up by about 70 percent. Now they are adding a transport ambulance to replace the paramedic vehicle they have.”This in my mind is the best that a private, public partnership can do, where a hospital system works alongside a fire department, for the good of our protected citizens,” said Michael Smith,Carle Regional EMS Medical Director.

It will be staffed by Aarow Parademics. The fire department has hired three full-time EMT’s to be on the ambulance with the parademics as well.

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