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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, an ISO Class 2 agency, 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; CPR and AED training, 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 Fire Chief of the Park Ridge Fire Department. Please reach out to me if you have a question, compliment or concern.
Mission StatementOur mission is to limit the loss of life and property through planning, prevention and response.
We will do as much as we can within the limitations of our resources to protect lives and property and limit the degree of human suffering when called to emergencies, including:
- Fires and explosions
- Acts of terrorism
- Medical emergencies
- Vehicle accident extrications
- Fire and carbon monoxide alarm activations
- Specialized rescues
- Hazardous materials incidents
- Underwater rescue and recovery
It is through our prevention, education, and training efforts that we strive to prevent, prepare for, or otherwise limit the extent of any fire or other emergency through:
- Fire Prevention / Public Education Programs
- Fire/Arson Investigations
- CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Training
- Emergency and disaster planning
- Emergency weather warning