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. In addition, the department provides back up with a fully equipped reserve ambulance. All of the firefighters are trained and certified emergency medical technicians. They 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 or Hines Hospitals.
AMBULANCE FEES / INSURANCE BILLING
The ambulance free structure depends on the level of care and equipment rendered. ALS (Advanced Life Support) is more than BLS (Basic Life Support). Any questions regarding ambulance billing and fees should be directed to our ambulance billing department at Paramedic Services of Illinois, 847-678-4900, Monday though Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Some examples of service provided:
- ALS Base Rate
- BLS Base Rate
- Mileage (ALS/BLS)
- Oxygen (ALS/BLS)
- Pulse Oximetry
- IV Start/Maintenance
- Cardiac Monitor
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 447-9191 for availability.
Requests for copies of ambulance reports must go through the department’s privacy officer, Secretary Judy Rizzo. Copies of reports are available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you are the patient, you can pick up the report in person with identification, other wise, a medical release form from the patient or subpoena is required. There is a fee of $2.00 per report.