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History

The Park Ridge Fire Department was established in 1893 with volunteer firefighters. Today, the Department provides fire suppression, emergency medical and other emergency services to approximately 37,775 residents within its jurisdiction, as well as to commercial, and residential occupancies over an area that exceeds seven square miles.

The Department is comprised of 49 full-time sworn firefighters. Daily minimum staffing levels require 12 department members to be on duty . The administrative staff consists of a Chief, Deputy Chief and Administrative Assistant. A Fire Lieutenant and a part-time inspector staff the Fire Prevention Bureau.

Park Ridge Firefighters - Turn of the Century
Park Ridge Firefighters - Turn of the Century
 PRFD's First Dog: Smokey
PRFD's First Dog: Smokey
 Park Ridge Fire Department 1912
Park Ridge Fire Department 1912
Park Ridge Fire Department 1912 
Park Ridge Fire Department 1912
 1934 Resolution from the Chicago Fire Department
1934 Resolution from the Chicago Fire Department
 Bachmann's Hardware Store Fire - S. Prospect Ave
Bachmann's Hardware Store Fire - S. Prospect Ave
 S. Fairview Fire: FF/PM M. Schmitt
S. Fairview Fire: FF/PM M. Schmitt
 Station One: Meacham Ave - Circa 1955
Station One: Meacham Ave - Circa 1955
 Training 1980
Training 1980
 Gold Shift Station 36 - 1982
Gold Shift Station 36 - 1982
 Station 36 - Circa 1992
Station 36 - Circa 1992

 

 
 
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