About the Fire Department


The Rockford Fire Department is the second-largest fire department in the state of Illinois. There are over 300 employees represented by uniformed firefighters, civilians, and 911 Center personnel. The Department provides firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous material mitigation, extrication, water rescue, and other technical rescue services to the 150,000 residents of Rockford. Annually, the Department responds to over 28,000 emergency incidents. The City is protected by nine Engines, four Ladders, and seven Advanced Life Support Ambulances housed at 11 fire stations strategically located through Rockford. The Fire Department maintains an ISO Class 2 rating and has been Accredited through the Center for Public Safety Excellence since 2011 and the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services since 2015.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockford Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of our community through the fire, emergency medical, and life safety services.

Vision Statement

The members of the Rockford Fire Department are professionals dedicated to providing services that are innovative and progressive, ensuring the safest environment for our community.