Peoria Area Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Any problem. Any time. Any where.
Serving a nine-county radius in central Illinois, Peoria Area EMS covers one of the largest and most diverse areas in the Midwest. Dedicated, skilled and courageous, our 1600 providers (from over 75 agencies) include paramedics, firefighters, police, dispatchers, EMTs, and first responders.
Every day thousands of people dial 911, counting on us to respond quickly and appropriately to local medical emergencies.
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is not only a Level One Trauma Center offering the highest level of emergency care 24/7/365. We also serve as Resource Hospital for the Peoria Area EMS System, ensuring that our providers comply with all state and local regulations, and are offered continuing education opportunities.
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. Sepsis occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream (to fight the infection) trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body. This inflammation can trigger a cascade of changes that can damage multiple organ systems, causing them to fail.