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Community Programs

Blood Pressure Screenings
The Highland Park Fire Department is available to help residents monitor their blood pressures. Please stop in any fire station Monday - Friday from 7 AM until 12 PM and 2 PM until 4 PM and our staff will be happy to assist you. 

Child Safety Seat Installation
The Highland Park Fire Department has four Certified Car Seat Technicians on staff. The Technicians can answer questions about car seats, give suggestions about where to place a child seat in a vehicle, advise what type of seat is needed for your child and teach you how to install your child's car seat. A Car Seat Technician can also inspect your car seat, and assist in reinstalling if it is not installed correctly. Due to the nature of our work, we can only inspect car seats by appointment. This service is provided free of charge for Highland Park residents only and proof of residency is required at the time of your appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please call 847.433.3110 or email You can expect your appointment to last 30 minutes or longer.

Illinois State Law
View the Child Passenger Protection Act.

Community Fire Academy
The CFA is an 8-week program that provides participants with an experiential learning experience to better understand the work performed by firefighters on a daily basis. Training includes an introduction to the Highland Park Fire Department and the Fire Service, fire prevention, fire investigations, public education, and a tour of the Dispatch Center. In addition, participants will learn about self-contained breathing apparatus, engine and truck company operations, vehicle extrication, and emergency medical services, dive, technical rescues, hazardous materials, and live fire training. 

For 2024, the Community Fire Academy will be held Thursday, September 5 through Thursday, October 24 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. 

For additional information, contact Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Gottschalk at or 847.432.0801.

2024 Community Fire Academy Application

The City of Highland Park is to proud offer Heartsaver® CPR-AED or BLS CPR-AED courses. 

The Heartsaver CPR AED course trains participants to give CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

The American Heart Association’s BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive an electronic card by the American Heart Association to the email address provided. There is a $50 program fee and payment is required in order to reserve your spot at least two weeks in advance, however, early registration is encouraged as spots are limited! Kindly note reschedules/refunds are not available.

For more information, call 847.433.3110 or email

Upcoming CPR Courses:
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Saturday, September 28, 2024

*All classes are held at St 33, 1130 Central Ave from 9 AM – 12 PM.*

My Medical Information
The Highland Park Fire Department is pleased to provide free My Medical Information kits to the senior citizens, those with special needs, and others within the City may need them. The kit consists of a red plastic pouch with a magnetic back and is intended to be attached to an individual's refrigerator. Inside the pouch is a cardboard pamphlet that an individual can use to write down his or her personal information, emergency contacts, medications, allergies, medical conditions, and advanced directives. Paramedics can use this vital information when providing emergency care. 

To obtain your free My Medical Information Kit, please contact Public Education Officer John Brens at 847.433.3110 or Provide your name and mailing address, and he will mail you a kit. You may also stop by the Headquarters Fire Station at 1130 Central Avenue to pick one up.

NEW - Stop The Bleed
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