The Fire Department Operations Division is responsible for overseeing a broad scope of the overall department. This includes maintaining fire incident records and reports, helping develop and maintain policies, procedures and Standard Operating Guidelines, and overseeing information technology. Fire Training is also a prat of this division. The division also has a number of support responsibilities such as maintaining personnel records, payroll, and communications equipment.
Fire Department staffing consists of 50 personnel operating out of two fire stations. It is staffed mostly by paid-on-call personnel along with full-time contracted paramedics / firefighters. The Fire Chief is full-time and also serves as the Director of the Village's Building Department, and Emergency Manager. Three Division Chiefs and six Lieutenants make up the paid-on-call Officer staff. Paid-on-call personnel are all Village residents or otherwise work for the Fire Department with the contract service. All firefighters must become State of Illinois Certified Firefighters and licensed Emergency Medical Technicians.