14,123

Unit Respones

7,722

EMS Calls

336

Fire Incidents

112

Working Fires

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 109 employees that are assigned to the Administrative, Operations, and Fire Prevention divisions. The Operations division is the largest with 99 people divided up between three battalions. Each battalion works 24 hours and then off for 48 hours. 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

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A big Thank You to the Bloomington Fire Department, and the City of Bloomington, for loaning us a ladder truck to use while ours is out-of-service following the traffic accident last Sunday. Don't be alarmed when you see the Bloomington ladder truck responding to calls in Decatur the next couple of months. ... See MoreSee Less

A big Thank You to the Bloomington Fire Department, and the City of Bloomington, for loaning us a ladder truck to use while ours is out-of-service following the traffic accident last Sunday.      Dont be alarmed when you see the Bloomington ladder truck responding to calls in Decatur the next couple of months.

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Glad it worked out! Two great departments!!

Great situation, good job BFD! Where I live, my BFD has to place a tanker in service to cover. No one has heard of nor would ever loan a rig. "We don't do that around here."

Chief Mohr and the rest of the BFD guys are some of the best around. This is awesome.

A brotherhood like none other. 😊

Bloomington Fire great department, great people. Thank you !

Thank you to Bloomington. You are all a family!

Did it have to go back to Wisconsin to get repaired???

Thanks Bloomington for helping our DFD out. You’re awesome

Way to step up, Bloomington FD! Helping your Brother Firefighters! GREAT JOB!

That’s wonderful! Thank you, Bloomington! Frank, please, extend our gratitude to your department!

The people of Decatur will be very confused when they see this roaming to calls 😂

Thank you, Bloomington Fire Department!

Awesome Department helping an Awesome Department!

Thanks so much to Bloomington Fire Dept.!!

So awesome...thanks Bloomington...!! 🥰❤️

That's great news thank you

Many thanks to our neighbors to the north!

Way to go Bloomington!

Thank you Bloomington !

what did you have to bribe the engineer with to relinquish command over that beast? lol and thank you BFD.

Eric Davison Pio

That's awesome. Thanks Bloominton!

Bless their heart!

That's so cool......thank you BFD

#TeamWork

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900 Block of E. Garfield. ... See MoreSee Less

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Local heroes at work!

Stay safe!! Hope no one was hurt

❤️ stay safe DFD❤️

Prayers for our firefighters

Be safe

Be safe fellas

Prayers

Praying for all

Prayers Sent :(

prayers for you all

My nephew in the 3rd picture! So proud of you, Stay safe!

🙏🙏🙏

Payers to the family who house this was and to the firefighters battling the fire.

🙏🙏🙏

Well now i know where the trucks were flying too

Stay safe DFD

Wow

Abigail Toledo

Kelly Elizabeth Pittman is this what you were talking about?

Marissa Welford Sierra Walker

My fiance's childhood home. Heartbreaking to see it destroyed like that, after decades of neglect. 😭 Thank you, DFD for doing what you do, and being so brave.

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Late night for 1st Battalion. If anyone has any information about this fire in the 900 block of E. Garfield please call 424-2811. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jennifer White Paige Brandt

Short video of a fire this afternoon, and it's short for a good reason. When you have fire stations located so that response times are short, you can attack fires before they consume significant parts of a structure. Here, Station 3 and Station 1 arrive at about the same time. This allows the crews to establish the attack line, water supply and ventilation quickly so that they can extinguish this fire before it spreads. This was confined to the room of origin by the quick work of E1, E3, T1, E5 & E6. ... See MoreSee Less

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Location is critical but DFD has great staff . Stay safe!

So proud of Decatur Fire Department and the best in firefighting!

Good job brothers and sisters be safe.

Job well done

Be safe! Thank you for your service!

Sierra Walker remember we drove by this

Thank you for your service! Stay safe !

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Busy day and night yesterday for 2nd Battalion. The picture is a view of our CAD screen after the storm hit Decatur. 88 total alarms yesterday and 65 of them were from 10:00 p.m. until shift change at 06:40 a.m., including a house fire. Every city fire truck was running alarms for 3 straight hours. Great job by the crews working and the Central Illinois Regional Dispatch Center dispatchers! ... See MoreSee Less

Busy day and night yesterday for 2nd Battalion.  The picture is a view of our CAD screen after the storm hit Decatur.  88 total alarms yesterday and 65 of them were from 10:00 p.m. until shift change at 06:40 a.m., including a house fire.  Every city fire truck was running alarms for 3 straight hours.  Great job by the crews working and the Central Illinois Regional Dispatch Center dispatchers!

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Great Job to all our fireman and dispatch!! Thank you all for everything you do and continue to do for our community!!!

Thanks to all the fire departments including the volunteer ones.

Thank you for keeping us safe last night. That was a doozy....

Thank you DFD and dispatch center for so much that you do

We are blessed for an awesome department! We should not take them for granted!

Always do a great job for us . Stay Safe

Great job, as always. Thank you for everything you do.

Hopefully, you can all get some rest today.

Thanks DFD! You are loved and appreciated by many!!!

Thank you to DFD & CIRDC dispatchers!!!!

Wow! Thank you DFD for all your hard work ALWAYS!

I heard the sirens! Bless you all!

They were flying down garfield lastnight, keep up the good work

Thank you for all you do for community and are country.

Great job 2nd shift. Miss you guys but I don’t miss that. HaHa

DFD for protecting us

Thank you ! Hope you get some sleep today.

Wow. Thanks for all your hard work. You all must be exhausted.

Great job DFD

Thank you for watching out for us all.

God bless you all!

Great job DFD

Thank you guys for all you do!!

thanks be to god for all you do stay safe

Thank you DFD!

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