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Fire Department

Fire Department
Chief Scott Miller

Central Fire Station
1650 S. Walnut Avenue
Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815-235-8217
Fax: 815-599-5830


Central Fire Station: 1650 S. Walnut Ave. 815-235-8220

Fire Station #1: 904 S. Park Blvd. 815-235-8213

Fire Station #2: 507 S. Adams Ave. 815-235-8214

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To provide the Citizens of Freeport with a skilled and professional Fire Department; to save lives and protect property; to lessen the impact of fire, medical emergencies, and catastrophic events. Our mission is achieved through fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical service, hazardous materials response, technical rescue response, public education, and fire investigation.

The Freeport Fire Department currently employs 45 highly trained professionals located in three strategically located fire stations throughout the City of Freeport.
Our personnel are trained and certified as FFII and III, EMT and Paramedics, and Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Technicians.

Emergency apparatus includes two pumpers, one aerial, two ambulances, and three passenger vehicles. The Department currently maintains an ISO Public Protection Classification of 3.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following are services provided by the Fire Department:

  • 911 Emergency Response
  • Fire Suppression
  • Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Technical Rescue Response
  • Fire Prevention
  • Education Programs
  • Blood Pressure Check Program
  • Smoke Detector Program
  • Fire Investigation
  • Emergency Management /Disaster Preparedness Activities

BOARD OF FIRE & POLICE RULES – Adopted 9/28/2021
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Did you know?

In 2022,  Freeport Firefighters responded to 6,455 incidents.  Over 80.6% of these calls (5,209) were for Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  Emergency medical calls vary but may include cardiac emergencies, asthma, diabetic emergencies and traumatic injuries.  Fire alarms consist of fire in buildings, fire in vehicles, open burning, false alarms, auto extrication and medical assists.


Central Fire Station
1650 S. Walnut Avenue
Freeport, IL 61032

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