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.
Fire Prevention Week October 5-11, Open House October 12
Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services invites community members to the 2014 Fire Prevention Week Open House on Sunday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Station #1, located at 1332 Emerson St. in Evanston. There will be special fire and life safety activities for the children, equipment displays, safety demonstrations, special treats from our fire safety friends and much more. See event details >>>
Synthetic furniture and modern, lightweight construction materials mean house fires can burn up to eight times faster, as shown in this ABC 7 Chicago video. Make sure your household has working smoke detectors with fresh batteries, and that your family has a plan to get to safety quickly.
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>>>.
Fire and Life Safety Services Wins Catalyst Award at 2013 Evanston MashUp
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.