The need for an ambulance service in the Marseilles area was brought about by a local group of concerned citizens. The city and surrounding areas worked together to ensure that the citizens in the area had an ambulance service with fully trained emergency medical staff to meet the needs of a growing community. 58 volunteers received first aid training and EMT certification. MAAS officially went into service on November 21, 1974. In 1975 a second ambulance was added.
In 2004 the department upgraded the services provided from Basic Life Support to Intermediate Life Support. In 2005 the service went to a paid full time department to meet the demands of increasing emergency calls with in house 24/7coverage. In November 2009 the department celebrated its 35th anniversary and upgraded our services to a Paramedic level.
Over the years many dedicated volunteers have spent the time away from families and their homes to provide aid to fellow citizens. This type of dedication is carried on throughout our employees to this day.