Welcome from the Chief

Hello and welcome to the City of DeKalb Illinois Fire Department website. I would like to personally invite you to browse through our site. I think you will find it both informative and entertaining. Many of the answers to the questions you have about the City of DeKalb Fire Department may be found on our site.

The mission of the DeKalb Fire Department is to provide the highest level of service to the citizens of DeKalb and those who visit. We strive to continuously seek innovative and effective ways to protect the lives and property of those we serve through suppression, emergency medical services, education, prevention, and training.  The DeKalb Fire Department is comprised of two divisions – Administration and Operations.

If you should happen to need further information or if you have a comment about our service or a suggestion about how we can better serve the citizens of the City of DeKalb, please feel free to contact me. You may reach me on our non-emergency phone number at  815-748-8460. My staff and I will make sure we do everything we can to give you the answer to your questions or concerns.



We are a career professional organization dedicated to providing the best possible customer service 24/7 365 days of the year.  Our commitment is reflected through highly trained, hard working, and competent members. 

We are committed to the community and maintaining public trust is a key part of this.  We are honored to be members of the DeKalb Fire Department and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards.  Self-discipline is the foundation for managing quality behavior.

We are rich in tradition.  We are very respectful of those who have served before us and the sacrifices they made.  Firefighters are a close-knit family.  Our lives depend on each other and we take that very serious.  We strive to make the organization better for those who follow.