Duane Stonich
Department Chair, Health and Public Services
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
Fire Science Coordinator
Office: U-1002 L
Email: jross@jjc.edu

Courtney DeBoer
Secretary, Health and Public Services
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

Contact department for dates at 815-280-2356

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 for EMS 201/209, our EMT-Basic course, may only be completed by contacting Courtney DeBoer in the Emergency Services department. Although the course is listed as 'CLOSED' if you attempt to register online, it is a closed registration and does not mean that the course is full. An Illinois State Police Criminal Background check free of disqualifying misdemeanors (found here) and felonies is required in order to register for EMS 201 and 209. Forms are available in the department.

Paramedic Program 

 Morris Hospital 2016-2017 Paramedic Application.pdf


EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatcher IDPH Certification Course)

  • 2016 EMD Course Dates: EMD 2016.docx
  • Contact Courtney DeBoer to register: 815-280-2356.                          

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. Applicable courses are accredited by NFA/FESHE, which allows them to be transferred out of state.

Scholarship Opportunities

Kim Crawford Memorial Scholarship

Click link above for information on how to apply.


This scholarship was established in memory of Kim Crawford to recognize students majoring in Fire Science/EMS at Joliet Junior College. Kim was an administrative assistant for our program and showed exemplary service to our students. 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.
  • Enrollment as a second year student of the Fire Science/EMS program at Joliet Junior College.
  • 3.0 or above GPA.

​Employment Opportunities

This link provides up-to-date fire department hiring opportunities: http://www.southsidefools.org/

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers

Superior Ambulance.pdf