Fire Department Overview
The La Salle Fire and Emergency Services is a combination department consisting of four full-time Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians, six full-time Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics and a compliment of paid on call Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians and Medical First Responder Professionals. We are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Advance Life Support Emergency Medical Service. La Salle Fire and Emergency Services work hard for preparedness through training, staffing, and equipment to respond to emergencies and to control the situations found and minimize hazards to achieve a safe environment for our residents.
The Department has members trained and offer the following services to its residents and visitors through the department or in partnership with the local division of the Illinois Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).
- Advance Life Support Emergency Medical Transport Services.
- Vehicle Extrication
- Hazardous Materials Response/ (MABAS) System.
- Technical Rescue/ (MABAS) system.
- Fire Investigation
- Cold Water Rescue
- Emergency Management
- Severe Weather training.
- Fire Prevention/Code Enforcement
- Public Education
- Ambulance Services
The La Salle Fire and Emergency Services also has the responsibility of coordinating the emergency and disaster mitigation, as well as preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts of the City in conjunction with other city departments, La Salle County Emergency Management Agency, State of Illinois, private organizations, businesses and the public. The Emergency Management responsibilities were transferred to the LaSalle Fire Department in October of 2000 when the city combined the La Salle Civil Defense and Fire Department. The reason for this consolidation was the Fire Department's knowledge and abilities to plan for, respond to and manage all types of large scale incidents. The Fire Department along with participation from the other city departments has since developed a comprehensive city-wide all-hazards disaster response plan.