Monroe County, IL
About
Red and dark blue ambulance parked in grass.

Located in the heart of Waterloo, IL, Monroe County EMS is an Advanced Life Support service that has two ambulances continually on call. We cover most of Monroe County, an area of 339 square miles including Waterloo, Valmeyer, Red Bud, Hecker, Maeystown, and Prairie Du Rocher. We pride ourselves in always being up to date in terms of equipment and educational standards.

We offer a variety of services including 911 response, transfer services, and public event stand-by.

Monroe County EMS is under the medical direction of Belleville Memorial Hospital.

 

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

Events

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

CPR & First Aid Training
Logo for American Heart Association - Learn and Live.

Monroe County EMS offers CPR and First Aid classes throughout the year. First Aid and Heartsaver CPR AED are open to the public. Classes are from 6p-10p at the Monroe County Annex Building. To enroll in a class call (618)939-6175 or email us at: mocoemsassc@gmail.com

2017 CPR/First Aid Schedule
Feb. 8 , 2017   6pm-10pm - Healthcare Provider CPR Class
Mar. 8, 2017    6pm-10pm - Healthcare Provider CPR Class
April 12, 2017  6pm-10pm - First Aid Class
May 10, 2017   6pm-10pm - Healthcare Provider CPR Class
June 14, 2017   6pm-10pm - Healthcare Provider CPR Class
Sept.13, 2017   6pm -10pm - Healthcare Provider CPR Class
Oct. 11, 2017   6pm-10pm - First Aid Class
Nov. 8, 2017   6pm-10pm - Healthcare Provider CPR Class
Current Price List
Class Includes Price
Healthcare Provider Card & Book $45
Heartsaver Class (includes Church Groups) Card & Book $45
First Aid Book $45
Boy Scouts Book $20
Replacement Cards are $5

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

Car Seat Installation
Kids in back seat sitting in car seats.

Monroe County EMS offers free car seat installation for all residents. We have five nationally certified technicians on staff. All of our technicians have been certified through the National Child Passenger Safety program.

We offer installation at our Ambulance base as well as scheduled events throughout the year. To schedule a car seat installation please call the Ambulance base. We typically can get you in on the same day but due to the nature of Emergency Services we may have to schedule it for another day.

 

 

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

STARS

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

Scholarship

Monroe County EMS Association Education Scholarship

In an effort to promote education in the field of Emergency Medicine, the Monroe County EMS Association is offering a Tuition Scholarship for courses leading to EMT or Paramedic Licensure from an accredited facility. Funds for this education scholarship are provided by the Monroe County EMS Association.

What are the Criteria?

This education scholarship shall be awarded to persons that:

  • are residents of Monroe County
  • that have been accepted into an accredited EMT or Paramedic Licensure Program
  • have applications that are reviewed & favorably recommended by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the Monroe County EMS Association
  • that are selected by the Monroe County EMS Association after such review and recommendation by the Scholarship Committee

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

Employment

Employment Opportunities and Requirements

Fill out an application and turn it in to: 901 Illinois Av., Ste C
Waterloo, IL 62298
618-939-6175
618-939-4141 (Fax)

Applications can be picked up at the Monroe County EMS office or downloaded.

Also include copies of driver’s license and any professional licenses with all applications.

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

History

Serving Southern Illinois Since 1978

Monroe County Ambulance was established as a public service in 1978. After funeral home directors announced that they would discontinue serving as emergency transportation, a committee was formed to develop a service that would provide the residents of Monroe County with the best emergency medical care possible.

Through the assistance of grants from Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Transportation, three ambulances were purchased and equipped. A public meeting was held to not only inform the community of the new ambulance service, but also to recruit volunteers to staff the new ambulances.

There were 45 eager volunteers that would be invited to attend a First Aid Class and then an EMT class. Our first ambulances and staff were equipped to handle first aid, wounds, burns, cardiac arrests (with manual CPR) and bleeding control. Our resource hospital, Belleville Memorial, provided mutual aid paramedic assistance when necessary.

In the early 80’s, most of the volunteers decided to further their certification to become Intermediates and by the mid 80’s, when Belleville Memorial discontinued their mutual aid paramedic program, some of the volunteers were certified paramedics. Monroe County ambulances would then be up-dated and equipped to provide Advanced Life Support with defibrillators, drugs and other life saving equipment.

After having had several previous locations, Monroe County EMS moved to its current location in November of 1996. The new facility was able to house three ambulances and had two bedrooms (accommodating 4 personnel), a kitchen, a recreation room, offices and some storage. In the latter part of the 90’s, the service had hired both full-time and part-time staff, along with the volunteers, to assure constant coverage on the ambulances.

In June of 2006, Monroe County EMS had become a full-time and part-time staff service only. The volunteers that served with the ambulance were given the opportunity to test and become either full-time or part-time personnel. Over the years, more than 150 individuals had volunteered their time and energy to protect the well-being of our residents. Today, Monroe County EMS runs two fully-staffed paramedic trucks at all times to cover 339 square miles.

The changes over the last 29 years have been immense. With the growth of the county (from 19,200 in 1980 to 30,400 in 2007), the ambulance service has also grown to accommodate the community that it serves, becoming one of the most professional, innovative and respected EMS services in Southern Illinois.

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

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Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net

FAQ

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS
901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, mcemsr@htc.net