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The Village of Oak Lawn is launching a multi-year project to make needed repairs to our parking garage which will extend the lifespan of the facility.

 

The garage will remain open during the renovations, however:  Please be advised that certain sections of the garage primarily on the 4TH and 5TH floors will be closed off during the repair work. No Parking signs will be posted. PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNS OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWEDTraffic patterns will be maintained, however travel lanes will be shifted with traffic control. While work is occurring there may be some occasional dust created as concrete and joint repairs are being made. 

Temporary additional permit parking for users will be located at:  North side of 96TH St. between 52nd Ave and Cook Ave. South side of Yourell Ave. between 52nd Ave. and Cook Ave. 

The First Phase of Repairs Will Begin on May 1St, and Continue Until Approximately August 15TH, of 2017.

This is the first of two scheduled phases of construction. For questions about the repairs please contact Steve Barrett at sbarrett@oaklawn-il.gov.

 

Paramedic Program

In 1974, four firefighters became the first OLFD paramedic students. These men attended paramedic training at Ingalls Hospital in Harvey, Illinois. There were originally fifteen paramedics from the program’s inception. At that time the training was conducted through programs at Ingalls and Loyola Hospitals.

On December 9th, 1976, the OLFD began providing paramedic service. On that first day, paramedics were dispatched to an adult male with no heartbeat. Advanced Life Support services were administered, returning a heartbeat and breathing to the patient. The program had its first save on the first day of service.

Today under the direction of the EMS Bureau Chief and Advocate Christ Medical Center, the Oak Lawn Fire Department’s highly trained Paramedics respond to over 7000 Emergency calls for service each year. Paramedics staff three (3) Advanced Life Support Ambulances and are housed at each of the three fire stations.

 

Original Paramedic Unit  

 

 Current Style Paramedic Unit