The North Riverside Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Services to residents and visitors of the Village 24 hours a day. The Department operates a fully equipped paramedic ambulance which is staffed by 2 full-time paramedics. All of our firefighters are trained as Paramedics or Emergency Medical Technicians and will provide support to the paramedics for critical calls, and for multiple ambulance calls. Because the North Riverside Fire Department provides emergency service, we can only transport to the closest appropriate hospital. Currently, we transport to Loyola, LaGrange, MacNeal, Oak Park, Elmhurst, or Hines Hospitals.
Ambulance Fees / Insurance Billing
The ambulance-free structure are established by the Village Board. Any questions regarding ambulance billing and fees should be directed to our ambulance billing department at Paramedic Services of Illinois, 847-678-4900, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.
The fire department offers assistance to residents that need help getting from their residence into their vehicles or back into their residence. This service is free of charge but is subject to availability due to training activities or emergency calls. Please call 708-447-9191 for availability.
Requests for copies of ambulance reports must go through the department's privacy officer. Copies of reports are available Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm. If you are the patient, you can pick up the report in person with identification, otherwise, a medical release form from the patient or subpoena is required. There is a fee of $2 per report. If you have questions, please call (708) 447-1981.