Stations / Apparatus
The 111 shift firefighters, paramedics and officers operate out of three stations with:
- 1 Rescue
- 1 Squad
- 2 Trucks
- 3 Ambulances
- 3 Engines
- Incident Command Vehicle
Ambulances staffed with firefighter/paramedics respond to provide pre-hospital care for victims of illness and injury.
Engine companies, also known as pumpers, carry hose to facilitate fire suppression and extinguishment.
View location and contact information for the Stations in Skokie.
An Incident Command Vehicle can be described as an office on wheels.
The Squad Company is basically an Engine Company for all practical purposes.
A tower ladder apparatus differs from a conventional ladder truck in that it is equipped with a basket or bucket at the tip of the ladder.
Truck companies have been known by various names throughout fire service history.