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Message from the Chief

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the men and women of the Carol Stream Fire District, welcome to our website.

The Carol Stream Fire District is a full-service fire department providing fire protection, EMS, fire prevention, public education, technical rescue, hazardous materials clean up and dive rescue to our community. We provide service to the Village of Carol Stream, as well as unincorporated areas of DuPage County. In addition, we provide service to some areas of the towns of Bloomingdale, Winfield, and Glendale Heights. Our fire district is approximately 15 square miles with a population of about 46,000. We are made up of primarily residential neighborhoods, plus an industrial park that accounts for about 25% of the area we cover.  We respond from 3 strategically placed fire stations – Station 27 at 1045 Lies Rd., Station 28 at 365 Kuhn Rd. (headquarters), and Station 29 at 275 S. Schmale Rd. We staff 3 advanced life support ambulances with paramedics and 3 fire apparatus (1 engine, 1 tower ladder, 1 heavy rescue squad). Each of our fire apparatus is equipped with advanced life support equipment. A Battalion Chief is on duty at all times to oversee the 3 fire stations. Each station is staffed 24/7 with each firefighter working a 24hr on and 48hr off schedule.

The Carol Stream Fire District prides itself on delivering the best emergency care around through our highly trained personnel, up to date equipment, state of the art apparatus, and daily training. Our headquarters, Station 28, is equipped with a training tower where personnel are able to perform live fire training to prepare them for the situations that they can be faced with when they respond to calls. Personnel are also able to perform technical rescue scenarios such as high angle and confined space. In addition, we train each month with some of the neighboring fire departments sharing the same standard operating guidelines for fire and EMS incidents.

The Fire District is very proud to be rated an ISO Class 1, which is the highest rating given by the Insurance Services Office.  

The public education division is an important component of our fire district. Fire safety education is taught in all of our schools; fire extinguisher classes are available to businesses; first aid and CPR classes are available to businesses and groups. On duty members perform block party events along with station tours. Fire inspections are performed in all commercial, industrial, educational, and multi-family buildings each year by our fire inspectors.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please browse around to learn more about us.



Robert M. Schultz

Fire Chief