About Us

The Melrose Park Fire Department employs a highly-trained staff of 56 full-time firefighters and 12 contract paramedics. This staff operates as three, rotating shifts out of two fire stations. Each shift works a twenty-four-hour day giving Melrose Park continual fire and emergency protection 365 days per year.

The fire department is composed of four areas of expertise – Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services and Firefighter Training. Each division is responsible for a variety of programs offered to our residents including, but not limited to, Fire Suppression, Rescue, Advanced Life Support Ambulance Services, Hazardous Materials Responses, Special Rescue Responses, Fire Inspections, Fire Investigations and Public Education.

Last Updated 1/7/2022