About the Park Ridge Fire Department
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The Park Ridge Fire Department was established in 1893 with volunteer firefighters. Today, the 51 full-time members of the Department provide fire suppression, emergency medical and other emergency services to approximately 37,800 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 Hospital Emergency Medical Services System.
The Fire Department regularly operates 1 engine company, 2 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, 1 Tower Ladder, an EMS "Rescue", and 1 Command SUV. In addition, the department has 1 ALS ambulance and 2 engines in reserve as well as a Heavy Rescue Squad for incidents where specialized tools are required.