The main objective of the Fire Department is to provide protection from fires and emergencies through suppression, prevention, and public education.
The Evergreen Park Fire Department located at 9000 South Kedzie Avenue is staffed 24/7and provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the residents of our village. Our department currently holds a Class 2 ISO rating from the Insurance Services Office. As a member of the state-wide Mutual Aid Box Alarm Association our department is involved in automatic and mutual aid agreements with the surrounding communities.
The following is a brief overview of our department's divisions and the services we provide:
In accordance with guidelines published by the Office of the State Fire Marshal that provides all basic, advanced, fire, officer, and daily training for all fire department personnel. All fire department personnel are state-certified firefighters. Additionally, in order to provide the best services possible to the community, we have firefighters trained in public education, juvenile fire setter intervention, and fire investigation.
Our public education division coordinates all fire prevention programs taught throughout the community. Fire prevention programs are offered in all village elementary schools throughout the school year. Additionally, the public education division conducts an annual bicycle safety course, third grade safety day, first aid classes, fire station tours, and our annual open house.
The division of support services is responsible for the department's inventory of equipment and supplies. The division researches new technology in protective clothing, breathing apparatus, and firefighting equipment to provide our personnel with the best equipment available to perform their duties.
All Fire Department paramedics are licensed by the State of Illinois and must complete continuing education requirements each year to maintain this licensure. Our paramedics perform weekly blood pressure screenings for our senior citizens and in conjunction with the public education division, conduct first aid and CPR classes for residents and community groups.
The Fire Department coordinates all emergency management functions throughout the village. The fire chief is responsible for coordinating village departments in the event of a disaster, maintaining our village emergency operations plan, and ensuring that the village is in compliance with county, state, and federal guidelines regarding emergency management.