The North Palos Fire Protection District is a separate government body, with 3 Trustees and a Fire Chief. We maintain three fire stations that serve the community in firefighting, advanced life support (paramedic service), hazardous materials and technical rescue specialty teams. In 57 years of service to the community, the District has grown by expanding programs and services. The District protects the communities of Palos Hills, Worth, a portion of Hickory Hills and a large area of the Cook County Forest Preserve; totaling a 15.5 square mile area and a population approaching 35,000 people. We anticipate responding to over 5000 emergency calls this year.
The daily staffing of sixteen personnel each day is the same every day of the year! A Battalion Chief oversees the three stations and their daily operations. Each Station is staffed by: 1 Lieutenant, 1 Engineer, 2 Paramedic/Firefighters, 1 Part-Time Firefighter. Each station has a Paramedic Ambulance and Fire Apparatus which respond together on emergency calls.
The District is a member of Division 21 M.A.B.A.S. (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) which consists of 63 Division's encompassing over 1000 fire departments throughout the State of Illinois.