Riverside EMSS

Riverside Hospital Kankakee

Riverside EMS System of Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, IL. Dr. Steven Decker is the EMS Medical Director. Kevin Hack, EMT-P is the Director of Emergency Services, and Al Ponton, RN, EMT-P is the Manger of the EMS System.  To contact the EMS office, call 815-935-4359.

Riverside EMS System Entry

Applicants interested in joining the Riverside EMS System will be required to complete a System Entry Exam, Mega Code, and shadow the Medical Director.

Hospitals affiliated with the Riverside EMS System

Riverside Medical Center, Level 2 Trauma Center

Resource Hospital for the Riverside EMS System

350 N. Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

Al Ponton
EMSS Manager and EMS Coordinator
APonton@RHC.net
815-935-9366

Dr. Steven Decker, EMS MD
SDecker@epmg.com

Iroquois Memorial Hospital

Associate Hospital

200 East Fairman Ave
Watseka, IL 60970

Georgia Woodby, EMT-P
Ambulance Director/EMS Coordinator
815-741-4510

Shery Garrelts, RN
Director Emergency Department
815-432-5841


Riverside EMS System Paramedic Program Requisites

Prospective candidates for the Riverside Paramedic Class may call the EMS office at 815-935-9366 to learn more about the process of registering.

Download Riverside EMS System – Paramedic Program Requisites PDF