Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services maintains a full-time professional staff of 110 members. The staff includes 107 sworn members and three civilian support personnel. In 2013, we responded to 9,373 calls of which 5,735 were Emergency Medical Services and 3,638 were Fire-related.
We exist, 24 hours of every day, to protect life, property and the environment. We will provide superior quality fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, public education, technical rescue, non- emergency and support services; to prevent or minimize situations that affect the people we serve. We have five fire stations located throughout the City. The fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day/365 days a year. These stations house five fire engines, two aerial trucks, two ambulances, a heavy rescue squad and a Command Vehicle. We have two reserve fire engines, one reserve aerial truck, and a reserve ambulance. Our members are certified paramedics in addition to being firefighters.
Besides staffing two Advanced Life-Support Ambulances, every engine and aerial truck company is equipped with Advanced Life-Support equipment. This means as soon as an engine or aerial truck arrives, it can begin life-saving treatment even before the ambulance arrives.
Through the overall efforts of the City to support Fire and Life Safety Services, property owners enjoy insurance premium benefits of an Insurance Services Office (ISO) fire protection "Class 2" rating.
Evanston Fire & Life Safety Receives Donation
On Oct. 10, 2013, during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12), the Society of Casualty Safety Engineers met with Division Chief Thomas Janetske and presented the department with a check for $500. See the article from the Evanston RoundTable here>>>.
Inaugural Citizen Fire Academy Graduation
The inaugural Evanston Citizen Fire Academy held its graduation ceremony on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The 10-week program is designed to give Evanston community members the opportunity to experience emergency services first-hand from a firefighter's point of view. Learn more.
Friends of Fireman's Park
We are currently having a brick fundraiser for the "Friends of Firemen’s Park". Your name or loved one will be deeply engraved into a brick and will permanently be displayed at Firemen’s Park, located at Simpson and Maple. What a way to leave a lasting impression. All Proceeds will be used to improve Firemen’s Park.