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
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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Hillside Paramedic Program One Of The Best
In March 2000, residents of Hillside voted to upgrade their fire department to include Advanced Life Support (ALS), commonly known as paramedics. Currently, Hillside has 20 paramedics and 5 EMT’s.
Summer safety information from the Hillside Fire Department.
Insurance Services Office Rating #1
We are proud to announce that the Village of Hillside has been notified by the Insurance Services Office(ISO), that Hillside has received a Public Protection Classification of 1.