From Amanda Ohlson, President
Published March 12, 2016
As we begin our 60th year of service to the community, I would like to take a moment and share a few thoughts with you.
Whether you are a life, active, junior or social member, a member of a fire company we respond with, law enforcement officer, staff member at the local emergency room, or a citizen in one of the many communities we serve, I want to say thank you for letting us serve you over the past 59 years.
Throughout the years we have been able to grow as an agency. From our humble beginnings in 1956 as the Sanborn-Pekin Ambulance Service with only 3 calls in our first month of service and running ambulances out of the local fire halls, to our present day centralized operations with three ambulances and an ALS flycar with over 1,400 calls last year. We remain focused on providing quality ambulance service to our community. We take great pride in doing whatever it takes to provide the best patient care and I feel this is the direct result of the outstanding and dedicated volunteers that we have. I also contribute our success largely to those members who have volunteered for us in the past, who each helped move us to where we are today. There is no other factor than that of our dedicated members that has had such a direct bearing on the success we have had as a company.
The volunteers of Tri-Community Ambulance Service, Inc. are the "best of the best" and are the most important asset we have. In addition to the full time jobs, collegiate studies for our younger generation members, families and personal lives, our members still find the time to provide countless hours of time to our company through scheduled duty hours, training, drills, certification and recertification classes, meetings and committee work.
As the President, I am proud of our entire organization, and personally thank each and every one of you for all your hard work and dedication. I also would like to thank the officers and members of the Bergholz, Pekin, Sanborn and St. Johnsburg fire companies for allowing us to provide ambulance service in your fire districts. I'm excited to see what the future holds for Tri-Community Ambulance Service.
With great pride and thanks,
Amanda Ohlson, President