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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Need to correct a news story that is not accurate. Below is the monthly report the fire chief submits to the City Manager every month. The report is then included in the council agenda package and available to the public. Nowhere in the brief report does it state that the fire department responded to a record number of structure fires, nor does it say that the department responded to 393 structure fires in 2020. There were 393 fires in 2020. That includes structures, cars, dumpsters and any other type of fire. There were 134 structure fires using NFRIS code 111. Using the FEMA classification of structure fires, we had 251 structure fires, but those include cooking fires (105). The numbers were the highest in the last 10 years, but they would not be considered a record, and Decatur is not burning down! The 11,115 calls for 2020 is about 500 alarms off the record. ... See MoreSee Less

Need to correct a news story that is not accurate.  Below is the monthly report the fire chief submits to the City Manager every month.  The report is then included in the council agenda package and available to the public.  Nowhere in the brief report does it state that the fire department responded to a record number of structure fires, nor does it say that the department responded to 393 structure fires in 2020.  There were 393 fires in 2020.  That includes structures, cars, dumpsters and any other type of fire.  There were 134 structure fires using NFRIS code 111.  Using the FEMA classification of structure fires, we had 251 structure fires, but those include cooking fires (105).  The numbers were the highest in the last 10 years, but they would not be considered a record, and Decatur is not burning down!  The 11,115 calls for 2020 is about 500 alarms off the record.

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Grant Williams Sr.

Our firefighters in Decatur are first-rate -- no doubt about it. They go through training to learn newer,better ways of working, staying safe, taking care of the public to the best of ability.

You all do a awesome job!! Keep up the great work and be safe.

No way would are city manager, Mayor or Council members lie to the Public. Sarcasm alert

Thank you for sitting the record straight but it needs to be posted where the first report was so the same audience has access to it

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New station #3 progress. Floor being poured today, and roof trusses were delivered. ... See MoreSee Less

New station #3 progress.  Floor being poured today, and roof trusses were delivered.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Where’s The new Station?

In the parking lot of Fairview Plaza, near where the gas station used to be (Kroger)

This is an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $45per hour training is $25per hour and you will be getting payed bi weekly via direct deposit or credit card and the maximum amount you can work a week is 45 hours. Inbox me if you are interested in working with us.

3rd battalion crews cleaning up after a fire on 16th St. today. ... See MoreSee Less

3rd battalion crews cleaning up after a fire on 16th St. today.

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Prayers for all involved

Good job chief

Nice job Chief May!

Prayers.

Timothy May

Great command job chief May!!!

Jenn Govro I

This is an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $45per hour training is $25per hour and you will be getting payed bi weekly via direct deposit or credit card and the maximum amount you can work a week is 45 hours. Inbox me if you are interested in working with us.

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2nd Battalion crews working an early morning fire today. Reminder, make sure you have a working smoke detector and don’t leave candles burning unattended. ... See MoreSee Less

2nd Battalion crews working an early morning fire today.  Reminder, make sure you have a working smoke detector and don’t leave candles burning unattended.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you for what you do to protect and serve.....hope everyone is ok

Thank you firefighters for keeping us safe.

Sending prayers

Prayers for the family.

Praying DFD! You’re a blessing!

🙏❤️🙏

This is Redlich Dr. We live on Redlich ct. Nice home. Sad

Sending prayers

Prayers to the family 🙏🙏🙏

Be safe DFD and prayers to this family.

What I woke up to out my back porch. So sad, but glad DFD was there. Prayers to the family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Thank you Long Creek Fire 🔥

Do they need anything?

Where is this

Kayla Renee

This is an online and work from home job the working hours are flexible and you can chose to work from anywhere of your choice,the pay is $45per hour training is $25per hour and you will be getting payed bi weekly via direct deposit or credit card and the maximum amount you can work a week is 45 hours. Inbox me if you are interested in working with us.

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The walls are starting to go up at the new Station 3! ... See MoreSee Less

The walls are starting to go up at the new Station 3!Image attachment

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Congratulations💖💖 !!!!

I never thought I'd live to see this.

Where is the new station located at?

Still would like to see an artist rending of the new building

How many trucks will be here ?

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