Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division of the Highland Park Fire Department consists of 40 paramedics and 11 emergency medical technicians licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health
(IDPH). The Fire Department staffs two ambulances on a daily basis, as well as four fire suppression / rescue vehicles fully equipped with advanced life support equipment and staffed with at least one paramedic per vehicle.
In addition to providing emergency medical response services and transportation to hospitals, the EMS Division is very active in the community, providing first aid training, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training, maintaining an apparatus / personnel presence at community events and participating in an intergovernmental committee to address community issues related to the senior population.