Rantoul to consider three-year contract with ambulance firm

Rantoul to consider three-year contract with ambulance firm

RANTOUL — The village board will be asked to sign a three-year agreement with Pro Ambulance to serve the village.

Police Chief Paul Farber said the ambulance service has been covering Rantoul since at least 1988.

"They are stationed at the police department. They keep a couple of ambulances there. They have an area to do paperwork, a radio system, paging system," Farber told the village board this week.

The board will be asked to approve a resolution Tuesday to continue the service through 2015.

Tim Compton, Pro Ambulance director, said the station is staffed with one unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A backup unit is also stationed there.

On a 24-hour rotation, six people staff the station, which serves Rantoul, Thomasboro, Gifford, Fisher, Ludlow and Penfield.