The Elgin Fire Department is a recognized leader in all hazards emergency response and preparedness protecting a diverse population of 110,000 people. The Department is the 8th largest department in the State of Illinois and has set the standard for training and performance.
The Elgin Fire Department responds to approximately 12,000 calls for assistance each year. These members respond from seven stations that are strategically placed throughout the 34 square miles protected by the Fire Department. In addition to the daily emergency responses, the 133 members of the Department participate in fire prevention, community engagement and public education activities. Members of the organization also participate on regional and State response teams in Technical Rescue, Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Fire Investigation and Incident Management.