523 N. Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois 60162
Phone: (708) 547-8684
Hillside provides protection to its residents and a small portion of unincorporated Cook County from the firehouse located at 523 N. Wolf Rd. The firehouse is home to the Chief, three (3) Captains, three (3) Lieutenants, three (3) Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians and 15 Firefighter/Paramedics.
The firehouse is equipped with two (2) engines (pumpers), one (1) ladder truck, and two(2) advanced life support ambulances. The station is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are 3 different shifts that work 24 hours on, 48 hours off.
The Village has an ISO Class of 1. This helps reduce fire insurance rates.
The Fire Department belongs to the MABAS System. The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System ensures a back-up response if we have large-scale emergencies. Norcom Dispatch handles these types of “extra alarms”. Many safety standards in effect require a large response for seemingly small fires. This helps the citizens and also protects the firefighters.
Our MABAS Division is 20. We are part of a group of 17 fire departments who share resources for emergencies that would be impossible for Hillside alone to be equipped for. Some of these teams are as follows; Fire Investigation Unit, Hazardous Materials Team, Photo Unit, Confined Space Rescue, High Angle Rescue, Safety & Training Officers, and Water and Dive Recovery.
Our department provides many other services – Fire Prevention, Public Education, Home Safety Inspection, Blood Pressure Testing, CPR Classes, and Speakers if requested for many special topics.
Related News from the Fire Department
Entry-Level Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Process
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Hillside, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Hillside Fire Department.
Congratulations to our newest Hillside Firefighter/Paramedics
The Hillside Fire Department would like to congratulate to our three new Firefighter/Paramedics who were administered the “Oath of Office” by Village Clerk, Linda Gould, on November 2nd.
Oct. 4 Begins Fire Prevention Week
The Hillside Fire Department is gearing up for Fire Prevention Week (Oct 4-10), “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”
Meet Hillside’s New Fire Chief Ken Carling
At the August 26th Village Board Meeting, Ken Carling, a 30-year veteran of the Hillside Fire Department, was sworn in as our Village’s new Fire Chief.
Residential Knox “Home box” Program
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