Since 1963, Carle Arrow Ambulance has been covering the emergency needs of Champaign, Coles and Douglas Counties. Arrow operates under the medical direction of Carle Foundation Hospital, the region's Level 1 Trauma Center, and has ambulances stationed in Fisher, Mattoon, Sadorus/Ivesdale, Tolono, Tuscola and Villa Grove.
METCAD is a consolidated dispatch center which was established in June of 1979 with 9 Telecommunicators and an Administrative staff
of two. When established, METCAD served the Police Departments in Champaign, Urbana and the University of Illinois. In 1983, the
Champaign County Sheriff's Office joined METCAD and in 1988 METCAD merged with FIRECOMM to consolidate fire and police
Today, METCAD answers emergency 9-1-1 calls for all of Champaign County (except the Village of Rantoul). With a staff of 24
Telecommunicators and 6 Administrative Staff Members, METCAD provides direct dispatch service for law enforcement agencies and fire
agencies through-out the county.