Fire Suppression Services

All emergency response personnel are certified by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Division of Personnel Standards and Education, as Basic Firefighter or Advanced Firefighter.

Training
In addition, emergency response personnel complete advanced training to become certified:
  • Airport Firefighters
  • Hazardous Materials First Responders
  • Technical Rescue Awareness Technicians 
Specializations
Personnel further specialize in one or more of the following areas:
  • BioChem Hazard Technician
  • Confined Space Rescue, and/or Below Grade/Trench Rescue
  • Fire/Arson Investigator
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Technical Rescue Specialist - Vertical Rescue
  • Underwater Rescue/Recovery Specialist
State Certification
Command staff and company officers also receive advanced training as part of the State of Illinois Fire Officer certification program and/or National Fire Administration's National Fire Academy program.
Firefighters fight smoke coming through a doorway
Firefighters battling smoke