South Cook County EMSS

Ingalls Memorial Hospital

South Cook County EMS System of Ingalls Memorial Hospital is located in Harvey, IL. Bernard Heilicser, DO is the EMS Medical Director and Joshua Gibson is the EMS Coordinator. To contact the EMS office directly, call 708-915-6900 or fax 708-225-6099.

EMS System Office

Ingalls Hospital – EMS Office

One Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426

EMS Academy

Oak Forest College Center

16333 Kilbourn
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Phone: 708-915-6900
Fax: 708-225-6099

South Cook County EMS System Entry

Applicants interested in joining the South Cook EMS System should complete this System Entrance Requirements.

Hospitals Affiliated with South Cook County EMS

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Resource Hospital for the South Cook County EMS System

One Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426

Joshua Gibson
EMS Manager 

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Associate Hospital

17800 S. Kedzie Avenue
Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Stephanie Whitten
EMS Coordinator

Franciscan Hospitals – Dyer & Munster

Associate Hospitals

5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320

Christian Winkelmann
EMS Coordinator

Franciscan Olympia Fields

Associate Hospital

20201 S. Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL 60441

Marcus Franklin
EMS Coordinator

Little Company of Mary Hospital

Associate Hospital

2800 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Melissa Martinez
EMS Coordinator

Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital

Associate Hospital

12251 South 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463

Ashlyne Connolly
EMS Coordinator

Continuing Education Packets

Please Note: The Module #1 test for 2024 will occur in April and be based on the Trauma, Burn Injuries and Pharmacology study books. Each study book for this module must be completed in order to take the exam.

Module #1 – Pharmacology PowerPoint and Study Book

Module #1 – Burn Injuries PowerPoint and Study Book

Module #1 – Trauma and Trauma Resuscitation PowerPoint and Study Book

September 2023 – Legal / Ethical / Documentation PowerPoint and Study Book

May 2023 – Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias PowerPoint, Instructions and Quiz

February 2023 – Preceptor PowerPoint and Study Book

September 2022 – Pediatric Emergencies Powerpoint and Study Book

May 2022 – EMS Skills PowerPoint and Study Book.

February 2022 – Region VII SMO PowerPointALS Study Book and BLS Study Book

September 2021 – Tactical EMS PowerPoint and Study Book

April 2021 – Diabetes PowerPoint and Study Book

February 2021 – Vaccinations PowerPoint and Study Book

September 2020 – Behavioral Emergencies PowerPoint and Study Book

April 2020 – ACS & EKGs PowerPoint and Study Book

February 2020 – Ethical Legal Issues in EMS  PowerPoint and Study Book

SCC Ingalls Hospital Paramedic Program

The next South Cook County EMS System Paramedic Class is scheduled to begin on August 19, 2024.  This program will be located at the Prairie State College Matteson Area Center located at 4821 Southwick Drive in Matteson, Illinois. 

Below is the Application and Instructionsfor the program.  Completed applications must be submitted to the EMS office prior to noon on Monday, July 8, 2024. 

Application and Instructions

Functional Job Description

EMT-P Class Requisites Policy

If you have any questions, please let us know. THANK YOU!

We are following IDPH/CDC guidelines for healthcare workers, including mandatory masking and social distancing in the classroom.   Due to the continually changing guidelines, incorporate IDPH/CDC guidance by reference. Any adjustments will be made per current protocol as/if changes are required.
The program’s requirements; starting date, attendance, etc. are subject to change due to COVID-19 safety precautions.  There will be limited space available due to social distancing and lab requirements. 
The Ingalls Hospital Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).