City of Monmouth

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Why does a Fire Engine respond when I call for an ambulance?

The medical emergency response on most calls in Monmouth is by an agreement between the Monmouth Fire Department and the Galesburg Hospital’s Ambulance Service. MFD provides basic life support and GHAS provides advanced life support and transport. The two agencies work together as a team to respond quickly and provide pre-hospital intervention to save lives. Many medical emergencies require more than two people for victim assessment, treatment and transport. Have you ever been in a hospital when a “code blue” is announced? Multiple staff members are needed in that hospital setting. In the field where firefighter/EMTs and paramedics work to address the same conditions multiple staff is also needed.