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Riverside Medical Center became an approved Illinois Department of Public Health, Division EMS and Highway Safety Resource Hospital in October 1989. Today, Riverside EMS System provides medical direction to twenty EMS providers and one Associate Hospital in the greater Kankakee area.

Providers include:

Beaver Township Fire Protection District (Donovan) BLS Ambulance Assist
Beaverville Township Fire Protection District FR/D Ambulance Assist
Braidwood Fire Protection District ALS Transport
Crescent-Iroquois Ambulance Service BLS Transport/ALS-Infield Upgrade
Emington-Campus Fire Protection District BLS Ambulance Assist
Essex Fire Protection District ILS Transport
Gardner Fire Department ALS Transport
Iroquois County Communication Center 911 Center
Iroquois Memorial Hospital Associate Hospital
Iroquois Memorial Hospital Ambulance ALS Transport
Kankakee County Communication Center 911 Center
Jerome Comb Detention Center FR/D Non-Transport
Kankakee Township Fire Department ALS Non-Transport
Limestone Fire Protection District ALS Transport
Manteno Fire Protection District ALS Transport
Martinton Fire Protection District BLS Transport
Martins Ambulance Service BLS Transport
Milford Fire Protection District BLS Transport
Papineau Township Fire Protection District BLS Ambulance Assist
Riverside Ambulance ALS Transport
Sheldon Community EMS BLS Ambulance Assist
South Wilmington Fire Department BLS Transport & BLS ENG Non-Transport
Woodland Fire Protection District BLS Ambulance Assist

Riverside EMS System, in affiliation with Kankakee Community College, conducts annual EMS courses including EMT-Basic, and EMT-Paramedic, Other Class conducted by Riverside EMS System include, Prehospital RN, Emergency Communication Nurse, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Farmedic, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS and all types of continuing education classes. All Paramedics in the Riverside EMS System are required to complete and maintain ACLS, PALS and ITLS. All Intermediates and Basics are required to complete and maintain ITLS.

Riverside EMS System is a participating member of the Illinois EMS Region VII which includes, Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey, Advocate Christ Hospital, Oaklawn and Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee. Riverside EMS participates in the Region SMO Committee, Region Advisory Committee, Region Education Committee, Region QA Committee, and the Region Advisory Committee, Region Education Committee, Region QA Committee, and the Region Disaster Committee. Riverside EMS System reports directly to the Vice President of Clinical Operations and the EMS Medical Director. Currently, Al Ponton, EMT-P, MSN, RN, is the EMS System Coordinator / Ambulance Manager, Kevin Hack, EMT-P, MOL, is the EMS System / Ambulance Director and Dr. David Teague is the EMS Medical Director. To contact the Riverside EMS System office call (815) 935-9366.