The Rolling Meadows Fire Department EMS division serves a community of over 24,000 residents and a daytime population that more than doubles as people report to work at the businesses in our community.
Advanced Life Support Care
On-duty personnel respond from 2 stations with 2 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances supported by ALS engines equipped with rescue equipment and all necessary supplies to begin advanced life support care. This allows firefighters who arrive first on the scene to provide the same care that an ambulance would give prior to an ambulance arriving on scene. This can greatly increase the survival rate of patients in many medical emergencies. All EMS personnel are fully trained as firefighters and are able to operate in that capacity as needed. On most fire calls at least 1 of our ambulances also responds to act as support personnel at these types of incidents.
Mutual Aid Partnerships
Additionally, off-duty personnel are called upon when needed to man our 3rd, fully-equipped ALS ambulance, that is in reserve status at our station on Meadow Drive. Long-standing Mutual Aid agreements with neighboring towns expedite responses to areas of our City which can be accessed quicker by their equipment and manpower.