The Amboy Fire Department is composed of 40+ members including firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and station support personnel. Emergency medical services and fire protection are provided 24/7 with in-station and in-district staffing. The AFD is a paid-per-call, paid-on-call, and career department and follows Illinois minimum wage requirements.
Training is the absolute forefront of our department and monthly in-house continuing education is a requirement for our membership. Training is provided at the department's cost for individuals wanting to achieve their Emergency Medical Technician licensure at the national and state level and/or all of the certifications needed to operate as an Illinois Basic Operations Firefighter. We pride ourselves in our training investments of every individual on our department. We are motivated and driven by the quote:
"Let no one's ghost return to say that his training let him down."
The Amboy Fire Department provides district coverage with (2) shifts - 5AM to 5PM and 5PM to 5AM. Day shift staffing consists of (2) personnel who are EMT/Firefighters. Night shift staffing consists of (3) personnel; (2) EMT's or EMT/Firefighters and (1) Firefighter/Driver.
We cannot be our best for the community if we cannot be our best together working for our mission. We hope that joining the fire department is like joining a second family. We constantly aim to provide the right environment for unity and solidarity within our membership. Our ability to work as a team will give our community, citizens, and patients their best chance with our best effort.
On August 20, 2021 "HB 2864" was signed into law, effective January 1, 2022. HB 2864 creates an EMS System Medical Direction exemption to the credentialing process which allows Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to serve as volunteers who perform the same work as EMTs. With 20 hours of pre-hospital recognition and 8 hours of observant riding time, RN/PA/APNs can help volunteer with EMS agencies in Illinois with rural populations of 5,000 or less.
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