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

The Decatur Fire Department provides the community with emergency response from fires and medical calls, to technical rescue and hazardous material incidents. The Decatur Fire Department is comprised of 7 fire station protecting roughly 48 square miles. The department has 111 employees that are assigned to the Administrative, Operations, and Fire Prevention divisions. The Operations division is the largest with 104 people divided up between three battalions. Each battalion works 24 hours and then off for 48 hours. Two battalions have 35 people assigned, and one battalion has 34 people assigned to it. Each battalion staffs 6 engine companies, 2 truck companies, and a Battalion Chief vehicle every day. Decatur Fire Department has an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) Class 2 rating.

Shift Schedule

January 2020
1st Battalion
2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion
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Starting to look more like a fire station with the red overhead doors installed! ... See MoreSee Less

Starting to look more like a fire station with the red overhead doors installed!

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Welcome to the neighborhood. It is looking great. My Cub Scout Pack is based out of Mound Chapel nearby and I live in village apartments. We look forward to seeing your house very soon in action.

Looks great-We’re ready...welcome to the neighborhood Station 5 !!!

Welcome to the neighborhood! I live a few houses north.

Hope there’s an Open House!

Looks really good 🎉🥰🚒

Very nice ☺



Few more weeks??

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New station 5 is getting close to completion. A lot of finishing touches, and then hopefully open next month. ... See MoreSee Less

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SO READY!! for it to be done!

Glad It's getting closer to finishing.

Where is this located at?

Looking good can't wait till it's done

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Some pictures from Friday night’s fire. ... See MoreSee Less

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This just breaks my heart I live over that way and just broke down in tears driving by there. I miss my grandma so much and to have this grandma die this way is just awful prayers for her family

Praying for the residents/family and thanks to the responders.

Please remove these pictures out of respect for her family members 😢💔

Heartbreaking...my former neighbor’s mother...😢💔😡

I appreciate all the hard work & heart break involved in your profession. Condolences to the family.

Jamie Taylor

I hope this little punk spends a long time in prison. Glad his "fun" was at the expense of someone's life. My thoughts are with the family.

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Last night, crews arrived to find a house fully involved in fire, with power lines down on the fence and a vehicle in the house. The vehicle broke off the gas meter and the gas was feeding the fire. Sadly, the occupant of the residence did not survive. ... See MoreSee Less

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So sad...thanks for doing what you do...glad you are all safe. Heartbreaking loss for the victim’s family...😢💔

Thank you for what you tried to do. I'm sure it's as horrific for your crew members as it is for the families of all involved.

Thoughts and prayers to all the responders as well as the victims family

That wasn’t an “accident” it was an “on purpose”. That kid was brought up to think it was ok to drink, to drive after drinking and he was allowed to take a car and KILL someone. That is his fault and his parents fault. I very thankful the first responders were safe and they did their job valiantly

Sounds like DUI manslaughter. Hope the underage driver is charged appropriately as an adult by the State's Attorney.

Thank you and prayers for him and his family!

Prayers for the family and friends


Good job DFD!

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A short 3 minute video of some of the fires we have fought so far in 2019. Thanks to Todd McKenzie for providing videos to us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for your hard and dangerous work. It sure seems like there have a lot more fully involved house fires than normal this year.

Thank you all for your hard work & dedication. You make it look easy. And it’s not.

Thank you and your fellow firefighters for all you do to protect and serve your community

Thank u for the best fire fighters in Decatur. You do the best to protect and serve.

Thank you to the DFD for always going above and beyond

All of these fires were aggressively moving. Everyone of them could have taken the whole neighborhood. The video shows the aggressiveness the DECATUR Fire Department operates. Very rarely do you hear a DECATUR Firefighter getting injured while working. All of these videos speak volumes of the command and it’s staff. The City of DECATUR is fortunate to have you. God bless you all!

You all are very much appreciate for all that you do for the Decatur community.

Thank you to all the men and women of the DFD!

Thank you to the DFD !

Thanks for sharing

Busy year.

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.