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.
Size of municipality: 43,000 residents, covering 10.2 square miles
Number of calls (2015): Fire - 3,279 EMS - 3,830
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 - 4 per shift