Message from the Chief
Our mission: limit the loss of life and property through planning, prevention and response.
Read our full mission statement here
Welcome to the website of the Park Ridge Fire Department, in Park Ridge, Illinois. I hope you take this opportunity to learn as much as possible about our Department, its people, and our operation. We certainly take great pride in our profession and the way we go about our duties.
From an Operational perspective, we are available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year with a team of dedicated professionals who are ready to respond to your call for help. The Park Ridge Fire Department provides all-hazard services which include: Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), as well as four (4) specialized response teams: the Dive Rescue Team, Fire/Arson Investigations Team, Hazardous Materials Response Team, and the Technical Rescue Team. In addition to these core services, the Department also provides comprehensive fire prevention, public education, and emergency preparedness services to the community.
I encourage you to utilize or participate in the various programs offered by our Department including; the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), CPR and AED training, children’s car seat inspection and installation, block parties, station tours and fire extinguisher training. All of these programs offer the opportunity for residents and businesses to connect with our Fire Department.
Our mission is to prepare for and respond to emergencies in order to protect lives and property and limit the degree of human suffering. We follow through on our mission every day, to the best of our abilities.
It is an honor to serve as the Acting Fire Chief of the Park Ridge Fire Department. Please reach out to me if you have a question, compliment or concern.
Acting Fire Chief
Here is a brief overview of our Department:
The Park Ridge Fire Department was established in 1893 with volunteer firefighters. Today, the 48 full-time members of the Department provide fire suppression, emergency medical and other emergency services to approximately 37,480 residents within its jurisdiction. The Department is a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division III. The MABAS system allows the Department to be included in a cooperative, systematic method of sharing resources and personnel with other Fire Departments throughout Illinois.
Continuous training in firefighting and pre-hospital emergency medical care is provided to ensure proficiency in all areas. Members of the department are certified firefighters through the Office of the State Fire Marshal and are licensed paramedics through the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Department's EMS Division is operated under the guidance of the Advocate Lutheran General Emergency Medical System.
The Fire Department operates 2 engine companies, 2 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, 1 Ladder Tower, a Heavy Rescue Squad and 1 Command Van. In addition, the department has 1 ALS ambulance and 1 engine in reserve.