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OFFICIAL NOTICE WATER DIVISION

UNIDIRECTIONAL HYDRANT FLUSHING 

The Village of Oak Lawn Water Division has contracted M.E. Simpson to perform necessary and preventative maintenance of the distribution system to ensure proper operation.

Accumulated sediment in the water main and fire hydrants will be flushed during normal business hours

Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Beginning September 25th through September 26th 2017

While flushing is underway short temporary periods of low pressure and discolored water can be expected, but DOES NOT present a health hazard.

To restore clarity to your tap water use a faucet with the aerator removed, or use a laundry sink faucet without an aerator, and flow the cold water until it clears.

M.E. Simpson will give notification by placing signs in the parkways of the areas they are working in. Questions call Water Department 708-499-7747

                     Locations of system maintenance are:

                     95th Street to 99th Street, Nashville to Harlem.

                     Please refrain from doing Laundry during these times if Possible

 

Any questions regarding this Flush Program may be directed to the Water Division at 708-499-7747.

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