McLean County Area EMS System (MCAEMS) was established in 1999 as a collaboration between Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Located in Bloomington-Normal, this unique approach to EMS demonstrates unparalleled collaboration. The EMS System represents 43 EMS Agencies and over 800 providers. This includes a mix of public, private, fire-based, third-service, industrial, university and dispatch agencies.
MCAEMS has recently partnered with Heartland Community College in leading Emergency Medical Services classes, including a CoAEMSP accredited paramedic program. This private-public partnership has allowed for the establishment of one of the leading paramedic programs in the State of Illinois.