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The Broadview Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1948 in a single vehicle bay in the old Public Works garage located at 16th Avenue & Roosevelt Road. At that time the Volunteer Fire Department was made up of a just a few volunteers and one fire engine.
In 1956 it was decided that a full time/career fire department was needed to serve the Village thus the Broadview Fire Department was established. A new pumper and aerial ladder truck were purchased and housed in the old Public Works Garage which had now become the Broadview Fire Station.
1961 the Village purchased its first Ambulance and began its first ambulance service to the residents of the Village. It provided basic first aid and transportation to area hospitals.
In 1966 construction began on a new fire station and training tower at 25th and 14th Street where it presently sets. The old fire station was torn down and is now the site of the current Broadview Public Library facility.
In 1975 the department achieved a huge milestone. The Village of Broadview became the first Fire Department in the area to provide paramedic service to its residents and businesses. The service provides Advanced Life Support to critically ill patients thus bringing the hospital emergency room technology right into the person’s home.
Over the years the department has continually been recognized as one of the premier and most highly trained fire departments in the State of Illinois. Proof of that in came 1986 when the Broadview Fire Department became one of three Fire Departments in the State of Illinois to achieve an ISO rating of 2. This is one of the highest ratings you can achieve in the ISO Rating Scale for Fire Departments.
Our fire department not only serves and protects the residents and businesses of Broadview but also the Loyola Hospital Complex, J.J. Madden Mental Hospital, and the Hines V.A. Hospital complex. Even further reaching they also come to the aid of surrounding villages through mutual aid agreements with the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). Some of our departments highly trained members even responded with an emergency response task force to assist and aid victims of hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, and Ike a few years ago. Our firefighters worked with fire departments in the gulf region fighting structure fires, performing search and rescue, and provided humanitarian aid the effected victims.
Currently our fire department continues to be at the forefront in providing excellent service to the village. Working with community groups such as the Broadview Park District, Broadview Little League, Roosevelt, Lindop, and Komarek Schools, and the Broadview Public Library our fire department spreads the word on fire safety and health and wellness throughout the community. They have established mentoring programs for our kids, fire safety for seniors, CPR Classes, blood drives, and blood pressure screenings, all at no cost to our residents. They will continue to reach out and stay involved in our community wherever and whenever they are needed.
In 2012 and beyond the Broadview Fire Department will continue its mission to provide the best fire, emergency medical service, fire prevention and public education to its residents and businesses. We will continue to have the most highly dedicated, highly trained and best equipped fire fighters in the State of Illinois. In 2012 and beyond the Broadview Fire Department will continue its mission to provide the best fire, emergency medical service, fire prevention and public education to its residents and businesses. We will continue to have the most highly dedicated, highly trained and best equipped fire fighters in the State of Illinois. This is something we all can be extremely proud of.