Emergency Medical Services

All Richton Park Fire Department firefighters are trained at Basic level to support medical calls and to provide basic life support at incidents. In addition, there are more paramedics trained to provide Advanced Life Support to patients. All paramedics are trained as firefighters as well.

In addition to responding to all emergency medical calls throughout the Village, medics also respond to structure fires and other fire-related incidents to assist in performing fire ground operations such as fire suppression.

Firefighters go through rigorous training to become Firefighter Paramedics. More than nine months are spent in training before individuals are eligible for National Registry exams and State of Illinois Licensure. Once licensed, paramedics complete the American Heart Association's Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Advance Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses, and the American Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers program. In addition, all paramedics work closely with the fire crews and the Training Division to assure the highest quality medical care is provided by all Department members.