Our Mission

The West Chicago Fire District is dedicated to providing compassionate and skillful service to all.

Our Vision

The West Chicago Fire District will focus on organizational trust, personal integrity and the responsibility to maintain professionalism and pride.

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Our History

The West Chicago Fire Protection District was incorporated in 1896. Before the days of the huge ladder trucks and tenders, the bucket brigade system was used to fight fires. Men, women and even children would use 3-gallon leather buckets filled with water to try and extinguish the blaze. As the City’s infrastructure blossomed and water mains and hydrants were installed, so did the equipment within the Fire Protection District. Through the years, our fleet had many additions, such as The General (1934) and the White Fire Truck (1937). The District purchased two ambulances in 1972 in addition to offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class and eventually started a paramedic program with the help of physicians from Copley Hospital.

Our Stations

The West Chicago Fire Protection District employs 36 sworn firefighter/paramedics, 12 contracted paramedics, 5 command staff, a fire marshal and an administrative support coordinator.

Station 5
1651 Atlantic Drive

Station # 5 was constructed in 2009 and opened in early 2010. The station houses Engine 5, Tender 5, and Medic 5. With a current crew of five and a total capacity to house eight people. Station # 5 provides Fire, Rescue and ALS Medical services to the north and north central areas of the Fire Protection District.

Station 6
200 Fremont Street

Station # 6 was built in 1968 on the site of an old school. A remodel was completed in 1998 adding third garage bay, new crew quarters and training room. Refurbishing of the administration offices was also completed at that time. This station is home to the Fire District Administration and houses one ladder tower company. As well as our marine unit 6, brush 6, and battalion 6. Minimum manning is three (3) personnel and the shift commander.

Station 7
1080 Commerce Drive

Station # 7 was constructed in 2009 and opened in early 2010. This station houses Engine 7, Squad 7, and Medic 7. With a current crew of five and a total capacity to house eight people. Station # 7 provides Fire, Rescue and ALS Medical services to the south and south central areas of the Fire Protection District. The Fire Station # 7 also houses our Fleet Services Division.

Station 8
2705 International Drive

Station # 8 provides ARFF protection for the DuPage Airport. At present Station # 8 is staffed 24/7 by one (1) ARFF certified Firefighter / Paramedic. Rescue 8 and Rescue 9 are housed by the DPAA at Station 8.

The West Chicago Fire Protection District proudly maintains a Public Protection Classification of 2 from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). To learn more about Public Protection Classifications and ISO click here.