The Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to the residents of the Village, as well as the surrounding Carpentersville and Countryside Fire Protection District.
The Carpentersville Fire Department exists to protect the quality of life for the present and future generations through interaction with our community, compassionate service, and an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professionalism, and diversity.
The members of the Carpentersville Fire Department strive to be role models in the community; will be accountable to those we serve, each other, and any organization with whom we interact; are committed to providing the best public service through quality training, education, and equipment; and will take the fire department into the future through productive teamwork, open and honest communications, and collaborative decision-making throughout the organization.
The department provides several other services, which include but are not limited to:
- Building collapse
- Fire investigation
- Fire prevention
- Hazardous materials
- High angle
- Public education
- Specialized rescue that includes: confined space
- Trench rescue
- Water and ice rescue
Response Call Statistics
In 2015, the department responded to 3,437 calls for service of which 2,568 were medical-related calls and 909 fire-related calls. The east side station handled 54.4% of the calls, with the old town station handling 28.5% and the west side station handling 18.1%. Eighteen structure fires were responded to in 2015, which resulted in $435,420 in fire loss.
The east side station houses a front-line fast attack fire engine which is advanced life support (ALS) equipped and two ALS ambulances. The west side station houses a front-line fast attack ALS fire engine and an ALS ambulance. The headquarters station, located in the old town section, houses the same front-line engine and ambulance as the others but also has a 100-foot tower ladder.