The District recently added a Mobile Medical Special Response unit to the fleet. This unit is designed to deliver rapid care in a Mass Casualty situation, assist other agencies in search & rescue/other special needs, and to provide free screenings & wellness assessments across all areas of the county, especially those in which the residents may not have good access to health care.
The District recently presented Holy Family School in Hannibal with two Zoll AED Plus units. One was provided by MCAD through the AED program and one was purchased by a private donor. Shown above is Holy Family Principal Sister Bett Uchytil thanking MCAD Chief John Nemes for the placement of an AED, as well as parishioners Ben Devlin and Mark Hedges for graciously donating their time to install the AED's.
The new MCAD EVOC training trailer, which was funded through a grant from the Missouri Coalition of Roadway Safety. Our instructors will be putting on the EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course) three times a year in various locations for EMS, police, and fire personnel in the North Central region. Thanks to the coalition for their generous support!!
Above you will find the new link to the CodeRed Weather Warning System. Sign Up to stay informed and to receive wether warnings and Alerts for you Area.
An awesome new look for our pediatric transport truck, highlighting our partnership with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. We're proud to be a part of their neonatal and pediatric team!!!
Mark Adams, President of Mark Twain Distributing in Hannibal and Jamie McCoy, President of the Hannibal Jaycees, present Chief Nemes with a check for $6000. The donation was made to help support the District's AED program.
Brett Rajkumar of BASF presents Chief John Nemes with a check for $1600. This generous donation will be used to help fund the AED program.
The Marion County Ambulance District is working hard to ensure that an automated external defibrillator(AED) is placed in every public venue, school, church, etc. where large numbers of people gather in Marion County, Missouri. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and the best chance for survival is early activation of the EMS system and rapid defibrillation. Our goal is to place AEDs throughout Marion County and mark the locations for rapid access and instructions to 911 callers. Unlike many other AED systems, we are also providing pediatric defibrillation pads for each unit placed and all of the necessary training, maintenance, etc. for free. To show our dedication to this mission, we will be budgeting for five (5) AED packages per year every year. With a total package cost of $1800, we are seeking corporate and individual donations to help us reach our goal of placing 100 AEDs in our community. All donations made to the District are considered charitable and are tax-deductible. Please help us to help you by contributing today! We have seen many lives saved as a result of early access to defibrillation via an AED. They are proven to make a difference and we will continue to strive to see this mission succeed. Thank you for your support!!
We've moved!!! The new location for the Marion & Ralls County Ambulance District headquarters and training center is 142 Jaycee Drive in Hannibal. The new office will be open for business on Monday, February 9th 2015.
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Pediatric/Neonatal Transport Team at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. A transport team will be housed at Base 1 in Hannibal and working with us to provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week transport services for critically ill newborns and pediatric patients in northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. SSM Cardinal Glennon Medical Center is home to the first neonatal transport team in St. Louis, established in 1979. Our team began operations today and within a few hours, received the first call for service. We're very excited to be a part of this team and helping to provide the best medical care available for children in need!