All Richton Park Fire Department firefighters are trained at Basic level to support medical
calls and to provide basic life support at incidents. In addition, there
are more paramedics trained to provide Advanced Life
Support to patients. All paramedics are trained as firefighters as well.
In addition to responding to all emergency medical calls throughout the Village,
medics also respond to structure fires and other fire-related incidents
to assist in performing fire ground operations such as fire
Firefighters go through rigorous training to become Firefighter
Paramedics. More than nine months are spent in training before
individuals are eligible for National Registry exams and State of Illinois Licensure. Once licensed, paramedics complete the American
Heart Association's Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Advance Cardiac Life
Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support courses, and the American
Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers
program. In addition, all paramedics work closely with the fire crews
and the Training Division to assure the highest quality medical care is
provided by all Department members.