Welcome to the Carol Stream Fire District Website
The Carol Stream Fire District has been proudly protecting residents and businesses within its boundaries since 1947. Currently covering approximately 9 square miles, including most of the Village of Carol Stream and some unincorporated areas, the District serves approximately 41,000 people. With 3 stations located strategically within its boundaries, the District provides timely response to calls requiring fire suppression, emergency medical and technical rescue services, as well as hazardous material incidents.
Emergency response personnel includes 45 firefighters, most who are also certified paramedics, and 9 contract paramedic firefighters. Firefighters/paramedics are divided into 3 shifts (black, red and gold). Each shift rotates, working for 24 hours and off for 48 hours. Three Battalion Chiefs (BC), each assigned to a different shift, oversee daily operations. The Fire Chief works a traditional 40-hour work week and is responsible for all operations of the District, as well responding to emergencies as needed.
Located at Station 28, the business office is staffed by 2 full-time administrative professionals and 2 full-time fire inspectors. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) oversees all business aspects for the District, as well as the Fire Prevention Bureau.
The District's Fire Prevention Bureau strives to prevent loss of life and property. Its fire inspectors enforce Village fire code through routine inspections of all commercial and multi-tenant buildings. The Bureau also provides public education through events such as the annual open house held during October's Fire Prevention Month, CPR training for businesses, station tours and senior luncheons.
Carol Stream Fire District maintains an ISO (Insurance Services Office) rating of 2. ISO collects information on a community's public fire protection and analyzes the data using its Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). It then assigns a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings are used to determine insurance rates for homeowners.