Paramedic and EMS Resources

Heart Attacks don't just happen! In many people the some of the symptoms present days to weeks before the heart attack actually takes place. For 50% of the people experiencing these symptoms, the heart attack can be prevented with early treatment.

Heart attack symptom chart.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, call 911 immediately.

Saint Francis Hospital has been an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) resource hospital for more than 3 decades, representing 7 communities, 3 private providers and 2 non-transport agencies.

Since 1974, our program has been dedicated to providing high quality pre-hospital education, including the following:

  • EMT-Paramedic Training
  • Continuing Education for EMTs and Paramedics

We also partner with Oakton Community College, Advance Ambulance, and Superior Air Ground Ambulance for EMT-B education.

As a designated resource hospital, the Saint Francis EMS program collaborates closely with our Emergency Department, and colleagues at our associate hospitals:

  • Skokie Hospital
  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Evanston Hsopital

Our system is one of four EMS systems that are incorporated in Region X. Together we cover a large geographic area starting at the northern border of Chicago extending to Wisconsin.

As a region, in coordination with the Illinois Department of Public Health, we work together to serve multiple roles, including authorship of Standard Operating Procedures, Trauma Policy and Procedures, Standards and Practices and Disaster Management.

Paramedic Training Program

High quality pre-hospital care can be established only through a dedication to excellence in education. To achieve this, Saint Francis Hospital has joined with Oakton Community College to form a paramedic program that far surpasses the minimum standards of paramedic education and offers our students the opportunity to earn college credit hours.

As a valuable member of the community, Saint Francis Hospital participates in many programs, including the Public Access Defibrillator Program, Emergency Communications Radio Nurse and Trauma Nurse Specialist courses.

Materials to Download

Continuing Education


Policies and Procedures

For further information about our Emergency Medical Services or the Saint Francis Hospital Paramedic Training program, please call our EMS Office at 847-316-6117.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm • Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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