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Fire Department
Emergency Call: 9-1-1
Contact
Ronald L. Kleinhaus
Fire Chief
Corey M. Hojek
Assistant Fire Chief
9000 S. Kedzie Ave.
Evergreen Park, IL  60805

Ph: (708) 422-2148
Fx: (708) 422-2193

Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 3 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:

Training
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.

Public Education
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.

Data and Communications
Our radio and computer technicians are responsible for maintaining all radio and computer equipment installed in our apparatus, fire station, and emergency operations centers.

Vehicle Maintenance
Our certified fire department mechanics perform preventive maintenance and repairs on the Fire Department’s fleet of apparatus and equipment.

Support Services
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 the best equipment available to perform their duties.

Emergency Medical Services
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 to residents and community groups.

Emergency Management
The emergency manager, in conjunction with the Fire Department coordinates all emergency management functions throughout the village. The emergency manager 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.