ROSELLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Proudly serving since 1905, the ROSELLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
(RFD) covers roughly 10.0 square miles including the Village of Roselle, an area of Medinah (unincorporated DuPage County), a small section of the Village of Itasca (unincorporated Cook County), and areas of unincorporated Roselle and Schaumburg (Cook and DuPage Counties). These areas include approximately 35,000 residents.
The RFD responds to more than 2,500 calls each year involving Fire Suppression, Rescue, Emergency Medical, Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials, and Dive / Water Rescue.
Roselle Fire Department, Station 64, is comprised of 3 Battalion Chiefs who are responsible for managing the daily operations of the Firefighter / Paramedics on shift, 12 Full-Time Firefighter / Paramedics, (authorized for up to) 29 Part-Time Firefighter / Paramedics, 1 contract EMS Coordinator who is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Paramedics, and 9 contract Firefighter / Paramedics.
The Administration Offices are staffed by the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief who work a traditional 40-hour work week and are responsible for business operations of the Department as well as responding to emergencies as needed, and 1 full-time administrative professional who is responsible for the administrative/business aspects of the Department including payroll, payables, records retention and FOIA requests. Generally, she is the first point of contact for the community for non-emergency inquiries.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is staffed by 1 full-time Fire Marshal who works to prevent loss of life and property. He is responsible to enforce Village Fire Codes through routine inspections of all commercial and multi-tenant buildings.
The RFD also provides public education through events such as the Annual Open House, CPR Training, station tours, etc.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE BY MONTH
INSURANCE SERVICES OFFICE, ISO RATING
The RFD maintains and Insurance Services Office, ISO rating of 3. ISO's Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) evaluates four primary categories of fire suppression including fire department, emergency communications, water supply, and community risk reduction. It then assigns a Public Protection Classification (PPC) from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best. These ratings can be used to determine insurance rates for homeowners.
- When I call for an ambulance, why do I sometimes see an ambulance from another town?
- Why do I see emergency vehicles going through intersections with lights flashing, and then turning the lights off? Are they just in a hurry to go somewhere?
- When I see an emergency vehicle approaching while I am driving, should I always pull over to the right and stop?