The Broadview Fire Department Paramedics and EMT-B’s are supervised by EMS Coordinator, Firefighter/Paramedic Tom Flannery.
Broadview Fire Department provides Fire and Ambulance service to:
MABAS Division XX
Loyola University Medical Center
J.J. Madden Mental Health Center
Hines V.A. Hospital
There are currently 18 paramedics and 3 EMT-B’s in the Loyola system. They are listed according to seniority:
The Broadview Fire Department continues to work with the Loyola EMS system under the Direction of MD Mark Cichon and RN Sue Siorek. Loyola has benefitted us in so many ways. Our Medics are constantly being educated through CE and direct review of reports by Loyola staff. We have become a completely paperless EMS system. All reports are sent directly into the Loyola computer system as well as saved on Flash drives in the Fire department. This has cut down on paper cost as well as the need for storage space.
Continuing Education in EMS – all paramedics and EMT-B’s are educated together and the class is formatted to suit both levels of education.
Sue Siorek, whom is our Loyola Educator and I both take part in active/live continuing education here at the department.
The entire EMS crew is educated once a month in subjects pertaining to new and or changes within the EMS system. Region eight, which is a collaboration of several local hospitals (Loyola, Good Samaritan, Edwards, and Central Du Page) create power points as a learning tool as well as hands on instruction.
All paramedics and EMT-B’s are educated together and the class is formatted to suit both levels of education.
We have also added self study EMS. We pick hot topics in the fire service, from safety to extrication that benefit us in the EMS service. If the topic involves hands on training, other departments join us in the drill and also receive credit if they are within the system. Each member usually receives one credit after filling out Loyola paperwork for each study session.