Responsibilities & Training

Administrative Responsibility

In addition to serving as shift commanders, each shift commander is assigned one of three functional areas of administrative responsibility:

  • Training
  • Fire Prevention
  • Vehicle Maintenance

The EMS Coordinator is assigned the responsibility of overseeing the Emergency Medical Services Division. The Fire Chief serves as the Village's Emergency Management Director.

Operational Responsibilities & Training

Firefighters are assigned certain operational responsibilities. All members are highly trained and certified through the Office of the State Fire Marshal at various levels of advanced training and specialty certifications. Some members are trained and participate in specialty team response areas such as hazardous materials, technical rescue team, and cause and origin investigations. This is an efficient, cost-saving approach that eliminates redundancy in training and equipment.