With the 4th of July less than a month away, we want to make your celebration with us as smooth as possible. Please findparking information that will be in effect during the Oak Lawn Park District and Village of Oak Lawn’s Fireworks display at Richards High School, 10601 Central Ave., along with the Oak Lawn Park District’s Party in the Park event at Memorial Park, 102nd & Major, on Wednesday, July 4th:
Richard High School’s entire South Lot on 107th Street will be closed for resurfacing.
107th Street will be closed to traffic.
Parking during these events will be available at the following locations:
* Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, 10444 S. Central Ave. *
* Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, 109th St. & Kostner Ave. (police patrols on the paths guiding patrons to the Fireworks display) *
* Memorial Park, 102nd & Major *
* Oak Lawn Park District’s Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquets, 5850 W. 103rd St. *
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.