The Operations Division consists of the well-trained men and women, and their equipment, that will respond to your call for service. Our service area is approximately 14 square miles with three stations. We serve all of Countryside, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park; parts of Burr Ridge, Willowbrook, and unincorporated areas of Cook and DuPage counties. We respond to incidents on I-55 between Countyline Rd and 1st Av, and I-294 between the Hinsdale Oasis and 75th St. We also respond to a small section of the Des Plaines River.The firefighters work a 24/48 shift – on for 24 hours and off for 48 hours. There are a minimum of 14 firefighters on-duty every day, including a minimum of 7 paramedic/firefighters. Many of the firefighters are also part of specialty teams which include the hazardous materials team and the technical rescue team. There is always a member of each respective specialty team on duty every day.
Our primary response vehicles are two advanced life support (ALS) ambulances, two engines, two trucks, and the Battalion Chief’s vehicle. Our engines and trucks have paramedics on-board with ALS equipment that allow us to treat patients immediately without having to wait for the ambulance to arrive. We also maintain a tanker, reserve ambulance, hazmat squad, technical rescue squad, air-rehab squad, brush utility vehicle, and two boats.