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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1st Battalion
2nd Battalion
3rd Battalion
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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!

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!

Comment on Facebook Busy day and night ...

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

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

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

Thanks to all the fire departments including the volunteer ones.

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

Thank you to DFD & CIRDC dispatchers!!!!

Always do a great job for us . Stay Safe

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

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

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

DFD for protecting us

Hopefully, you can all get some rest today.

Great job DFD

Thank you for watching out for us all.

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

I heard the sirens! Bless you all!

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

Great job DFD

God bless you all!

Thank you ! Hope you get some sleep today.

thanks be to god for all you do stay safe

Great job

Thank you for being there...

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

Thank you guys for all you do!!

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Nice job guys!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good job guys. Wish my dad was still around. He would have loved to help out too. And help me fix my new house up. What a mess this has been.

This does my heart good.... I got to "Play" with him before he came over to Decatur... and I got to "Play" with him some more.... WELL DONE DFD.... well Done.

We’re so blessed to have DFD! Great team ❤️👏🏻

Once family always family!

I wish I knew..I would have brought drinks!

Love this!

Awesome....

Great job!!

Yeah Lucas!

Good job guys

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Truck 1 venting the roof tonight on N. Church Street. ... See MoreSee Less

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What was the address

Thank you for always being there

Thank You for all you do!

Good job guys!

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