St. Francis Hospital EMS System

Resource Hospital

The Skokie Fire Department is a member of the St. Francis Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System. St. Francis has been an EMS resource hospital for more than 4 decades, representing 7 communities, 3 private providers and 2 non-transport agencies. Since 1974, their program has been dedicated to providing high quality pre-hospital education, including Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) Training and continuing education for EMTs and Paramedics.

EMS Region

St. Francis is one of four EMS systems incorporated in EMS Region 10, covering a large geographic area bordered to the south by Chicago and extending up to Wisconsin to the north. As a region, in coordination with the Illinois Department of Public Health, multiple roles are served, including authorship of:

  • Disaster Management
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Standards and Practices
  • Trauma Policy and Procedures