The Department’s Paid-On-Call Division operates an Engine number 651 and Rehab Bus 662. The Paid-On-Call Division trains in this facility every Wednesday evening. Otherwise, this station is not manned unless call volume or severity necessitates the activation of the Paid-On-Call Division.
Besides giving citizens the opportunity to volunteer service to the City, the Paid-On-Call Division has proved to be a training ground for future CHFD full-time personnel. Over half of our full-time staff spent time on our Paid-On-Call Division.
Emergency Medical Services
Along with paramedics and EMTs on our Paid-On-Call Division, we are able to staff 5 Advanced Life Support Ambulances. 50 of our 65 Career Firefighters are licensed paramedics. This capability is unmatched by any community in the Southland.
Emergency Medical Education
This Division also runs continuous Emergency Medical Education for our own personnel, personnel from surrounding departments, and students from around the world. Nearly 300 Doctors, Nurses, Firefighters and Technicians from 30 countries have trained with our Department over the past decade. The EMS Division classroom is located on the lower level of City Hall.
The Chicago Heights Fire Department provides Fire and EMS services for the Village of Olympia Fields.