The Fire Department follows the Office of the State Fire Marshall (OFSM) guidelines for Firefighter certification. All personnel must be certified to the Firefighter II level and be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Department personnel must complete 20 hours of training per month in order to maintain their certification. This training includes new methods and procedures in EMS, fire suppression, vehicle extrication, apparatus engineering, building construction, and hazardous materials to name a few.
Hanover Park Fire Department is constantly training on these diverse topics, preparing personnel to readily respond to any request for service.