Duane Stonich
Professor/Coordinator of Fire Science
Office: U-1002 N
Email: dstonich@jjc.edu

Charlotte Garrabrant
Professor/Coordinator of EMS
Office: U-1002 M
Email: cclark@jjc.edu

Audrey Finkel
Assistant Professor Emergency Services
Office: U-1002 K
Email: afinkel@jjc.edu

John Ross
Adjunct Professor/Equipment Specialist Emergency Services
Office: U-1002 L
Email: jross@jjc.edu

Courtney DeBoer
Emergency Services
Administrative Assistant
Office: U-1002 J
Email: cdeboer@jjc.edu
Phone: (815) 280-2356

Emergency Services 

EMTs taking patient into ambulance 
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Science Technology

Information Sessions

  • Spring 2014

Emergency Medical Services

The EMS Associate's degree program is designed to prepare individuals for a wide spectrum of EMS careers including the fire service, hospital emergency department technicians, physicians' offices and clinics, and EMS-training facilities. The average income is $19,000 to $33,000 per year.

Registration may only be completed by contacting Courtney DeBoer in the Emergency Services department. An Illinois State Police Criminal Background check free of misdemeanors and felonies is required in order to register for EMS 201 and 209. Forms are available in the department.


Fire Science Technology

The Fire Science Technology program combines fire science theory with a liberal arts education. The programs range from the introductory level to the administrative officer level. It is coordinated with the Illinois State Fire Marshal Office and has the support of area mayors, city managers, and fire district trustees.

Scholarship Opportunities

Kim Crawford Memorial Scholarship




This scholarship was established in memory of Kim Crawford to recognize students majoring in Fire Science/EMS at Joliet Junior College. This annual award shall be given to a JJC student(s) who is enrolled in their second year of Fire Science/EMS program, has a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale and demonstrates financial need. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and/or books.


  • Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed.
  • I am enrolled in my second year of the Fire Science/EMS program at Joliet Junior College.
  • I have a 3.0 or above GPA.



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1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020