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 (EMT)-Paramedic Training and continuing education for EMTs and Paramedics.

EMS Region


St. Francis is one of four EMS systems that are incorporated in EMS Region 10, covering a large geographic area border on the south by Chicago extending to Wisconsin. 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