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Message from the Chief

Richard MikelThe Elk Grove Village Fire Department works to protect residents, visitors and members of the business community. We do so first and foremost by preventing fires from occurring. This is done through proper building design and construction, the installation and maintenance of proper detection and suppression systems, on-going life safety inspections, and community education efforts. 

While fire prevention is a major focus, the fire department is also prepared to handle fire incidents when they do occur by staffing three fire stations throughout the Village on a full-time basis to provide fire and rescue services to the community, anytime of the day or night, any day of the year.

In addition to fire prevention and fire suppression activities, the Fire Department also responds to emergency medical incidents. Four fire department engine companies (or pumpers) are each equipped with advanced life support (ALS) equipment and are each staffed with paramedics to deliver pre-hospital care to patients suffering traumatic injuries or medical emergencies. The fire department operates three ALS ambulances at all times, each staffed with two firefighter paramedics to transport patients to the hospital while administering emergency medical care.

Other services provided by the fire department include hazardous materials response, technical rescue, water rescue, and fire investigation services. Members of the fire department train regularly to maintain appropriate professional certifications and work closely with neighboring agencies to provide mutual aid services as needed.

The fire department welcomes the opportunity to meet with residents to share information about its mission, and to share fire and life-safety messages. Residents can schedule tours of the fire stations and are encouraged to invite speakers from the Department to address local groups.

We thank you for visiting our website. Please remember that smoke detectors and sprinkler systems save lives, but the best protection of all, is to prevent a fire from happening.

Thank you,
Richard J. Mikel
Fire Chief


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