The Fire Department is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to creating a safe environment for the residents, guests and employees of Downers Grove community. The primary responsibility of the Fire Department is the preservation of life and property through around the clock service from four fire stations. In addition to fire services, the department provides complete ALS (advanced life support) emergency medical services.
The Fire Department fire engines, ladder truck and ambulances are dispatched according to the nature of the call. The closest unit will be sent to ensure that help arrives as soon as possible.
For more information, visit the Fire Department’s Public Education website.
|Main Line (Non-emergency)||(630) 434-5980|
|Fire Prevention Bureau||(630) 434-5983|
|James G. Jackson Sr., Fire Chief||(630) 434-5980|
|Jeffery Pindelski, Deputy Fire Chief, Operations||(630) 434-5980|
|Dan Tasso, Training Safety Battalion Chief||(630) 434-5980|
|John Hardy, Black Shift Battalion Chief||(630) 434-5980|
|Dan Mejdrech, Red Shift Battalion Chief||(630) 434-5980|
|Matt Beyer, Gold Shift Battalion Chief||(630) 434-5980|
|Marsha Giesler, Public Information and Education||(630) 434-5980|
|Fire Prevention Division Chief||(630) 434-5975|
|Fire Station #1||2560 Wisconsin Avenue||(630) 434-5980|
|Fire Station #2||5420 Main Street||(630) 434-5980|
|Fire Station #3||3900 Highland Avenue||(630) 434-5980|
|Fire Station #5||6701 Main Street||(630) 434-5980|
This program is intended to provide an educational experience for those seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in the fire or EMS service. For members of the general public, this program is meant to increase their awareness of the services the Downers Grove Fire Department (the department) provides and how those services are delivered. To learn more about the program please download the Ride-Along Program packet and fill-out the forms provided.
This winter program asks kids to help firefighters by taking care of a hydrant near their home or school. It takes firefighters extra minutes to clear hydrants of snow and chip ice away from the ports. Register for the program HERE.