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MoDOT helps provide grant for new pediatric retraint system

MoDot and the Northeast Coalition of Roadway Safety recently provided the District with a grant to purchase Pedi-Mate+ pediatric restraint devices for each ambulance. These new devices will replace the older Pedi-Mate devices currently on the ambulances, which are used to provide a safer means of transporting pediatric patients.

General Mills donates granola bars to the District

We would like to thank General Mills for the awesome donation of 6,000 Nature Valley granola bars to our crews. They will definitely be put to good use, especially when calls don't allow time for the crews to eat and they need a snack to get by. We salute General Mills for the kind donation and all they do for the community.

A group of people posing in front of an ambulance with "Marion County" written on it, likely a team of emergency responders or medical staff.

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District to receive 2024 ARPA Grant

MCAD recently received notice of award for the SFY 2024 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) First Responder Equipment Grant (FREG). The District was selected for funding in the amount of $99,961.08 to purchase new Zoll Auto-Pulse automated CPR devices. These new units are capable of provding realtime data to assist with the QA/QI process done on each call, such as rate/depth of compressions and other data critical for providing the best resuscitative care for our patients.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians spotlights Marion & Ralls Chief John Nemes during EMS Week.

In honor of EMS Week, the NREMT is spotlighting the inspiring journey our Chief who's dedicated to serving the community and leading change. Discover his incredible story and the impact he's making.

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Marion County Ambulance District personnel visited with the children at the Palmyra Head Start program Monday morning as part of Week of the Young Child. They discussed when and how to call the ambulance, answered questions and had the children tour the ambulance.

An ambulance with open doors and emergency responders teaching a group of children outside.
Two adults, likely paramedics, are showing equipment to a group of curious children outdoors.

 MCAD employees enjoyed helping children try on shoes during the Samaritan's Feet and Titanic Museum Attraction shoe event at Eugene Field Elementary School and A.D. Stoll Elementary School in Hannibal Friday. In addition to helping with the shoes, the employees visited with the children and helped them write down their goals.

Crews participated in Clarity Healthcare's Strollin' Through the Colon" event at the Admiral Coontz Armory, discussing EMS and teaching "Hands Only" CPR.

MCAD donates AEDs to city of Hannibal

 MCAD recently provided the city of Hannibal with five (5) AEDs for placement throughout city buildings as part of our AED program. The AEDs will be located at City Hall, Hannibal Airport, Hannibal Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Bear Creek Sports Park, and the Street Department. Shown here is Chad Collier (Hannibal Parks & Rec) receiving the AEDs from MCAD Chief John Nemes.

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Trunk or Treat

MCAD is proud to have participated in the annual Trunk or Treat program. Crew had a great time handing out candy and visiting with everyone despite the cold weather.

AEDs Placed In Community

MCAD recently placed AED's at L&K Fitness in Hannibal and P&D Electric/Green America Recycling. MCAD has placed over 60 AEDs since 2018.


Farmer's Market Rise & Shine

MCAD  recently participated in the Rise & Shine event at Central Park. Area agencies were there to promote their services, products, or information. Our crews taught "Hands Only" CPR during the event.

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MCAD EMT Matt teaching a young attendee how to perform Hands Only CPR


Cooling Station deployed during heat wave.

During the recent heat wave, we set up a cooling station in downtown Hannibal to help the locals and tourists stay cool! Crews also handed out water to help 

During the recent heat wave, we set up a cooling station in downtown Hannibal to help the locals and tourists stay cool!
Cooling fan and treatment trailer.
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Medic Aaron handing out water to walkers and riverboat passengers.


MCAD supplied medical assistance throughout the Marion County Fair.

Our crews were happy to provide assistance during the Marion County Fair this year. Crew members were on stand-by for all events, such as the Bull Bash, Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Motocross, etc.


Standby at the Hannibal BBQ Festival

Mcad crews recently provided standb and medical assistance for the Hannibal BBQ Fest. All of the crews working the event had a great time enjoying the bands, including Trixter, Great White, Confederate Railroad, and Trace Adkins. The food was also great! 

Kids In Motion tour Base 1

Children from Kids In Motion were happy to tour Base 1 and get a quick overvoew of our trucks and what we do. KIM is a program of the Douglass Community Center.

Free CPR and AED Training

We will be hosting a FREE community CPR & AED class on Monday, August 14th, starting at 6pm. It will be held in our training center at 142 Jaycee Dr. in Hannibal. The class is open to everyone but the class size will be limited to a maximum of 20 people. To register and reserve your spot, email CPR@MCADEMS.COM today!!