Oak Park has three fire stations that house a variety of apparatus from ambulances to ladder trucks and command vehicles. Fire Headquarters is located at 100 N. Euclid Ave.
Always on call for emergency service, the Fire Department maintains three shifts of more than 20 trained professionals ready to provide around the clock protection to residents.
Many of the Village's firefighters also are cross-trained as paramedics, since emergency medical services (EMS) is an integral part of the fire department. The Village has two Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances stationed at Fire Headquarters and staffed with two paramedics 24 hours a day. Two ALS Engine Companies, also staffed with a paramedic 24 hours a day, supplement the ambulances.
The Insurance Services Office, an independent organization that evaluates communities’ fire preparedness capabilities, rates the Oak Park Fire Department as a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10, a significant accomplishment since fewer than 2.5 percent of the 2,400 Illinois departments rated achieve a 1.