Elmhurst Fire Department Mission Statement
The Elmhurst Fire Department consists of competent and valued professionals dedicated to providing Life Safety, Emergency Services, and Educational Programs for the Protection of Life and Property in our community. The mission is accomplished by holding Devotion to Duty above personal safety and comfort, and continually challenging our members to enhance the quality of services provided.

Department Statistics

  • Size of municipality: 43,000 residents, covering 10.2 square miles
  • Number of calls (2018): Fire - 3,998 EMS - 4,116

Department Demographics

  • 2 stations, located north and south of downtown
  • Minimum daily staffing: 11
  • Maximum daily staffing: 11 firefighters, 2 Lieutenants, 1 Battalion Chief
  • Contracted services: 12 contract paramedics - 5 per shift