Decatur Fire Department Mission Statement

To promote life, safety, and property conservation for the citizens of Decatur, Illinois through compassionate, professional service.

The Decatur Fire Department has a total of seven fire stations located throughout the city. There are six engine companies, two truck companies, a command vehicle, two hazmat response vehicles and two boats. The reserve fleet consists of two engines, and a ladder truck. The seven stations are staffed by 110 firefighters. In 2016, the fire department totaled 14,336 unit responsesĀ in addition to conducting nearly 600 fire safety inspections, presenting countless fire and life safety educational programs, while also carrying out all the tasks needed to maintain a state of readiness.

Herald & Review, Jim Bowling Decatur firefighters work a large fire at the Action Equipment Building on East Grand Avenue and North Illinois Street in Decatur, Ill., Wednesday January 21, 2015.
Herald & Review, Jim Bowling
Decatur firefighters work a large fire at the Action Equipment Building on East Grand Avenue and North Illinois Street in Decatur, Ill., Wednesday January 21, 2015.