Members of the emergency response team at the ExxonMobil refinery in Joliet, Illinois, took part in a joint training exercise utilizing the Superior Ambulance Service’s Air Med 1 helicopter, WJOL 1340 reported Tuesday.
“After landing just outside the refinery’s fence line, the EMS team and Elwood Fire Department paramedics received a hands-on session, learning all about this important partner in emergency response,” WJOL reports.
The Joliet ERT hosted the exercise as part of its mutual aid response efforts.
Located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, the refinery is equipped to handle 250,000 barrels of crude per day, producing about 9 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel every day. Built in 1972, the Joliet refinery is one of the newest refineries in the United States.
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc. and its affiliates (Illinois Medi-Car, Inc.; Metro Paramedic Services, Inc.; Norcomm Public Safety Communications, Inc.; Air Med 1; Paramedic Billing Services, Inc.; and Municipal Management Services, Inc.) are headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois with multiple locations in Illinois and Indiana. Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service of Michigan, Inc. is headquartered and has several locations in the Detroit metropolitan area.