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Fire Department

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.


Table 1: Contact information.
Contact Telephone
Emergency 9-1-1
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
Matthew Daly, Deputy Fire Chief, Administration
(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
Benjamin DeAnda, Fire Prevention Division Chief (630) 434-5975


Table 2: Fire Station location and contact information.
Fire Station #1 2560 Wisconsin Avenue (630) 434-5971
Fire Station #2 5420 Main Street (630) 434-5976
Fire Station #3 3900 Highland Avenue (630)434-5981
Fire Station #5 6701 Main Street (630) 434-5991

Pluggie's Pals


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. 

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