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The Wheeling Fire Department is a full-service organization providing a variety of risk-reduction services to the community.
Services provided by the Fire Department include but are not limited to:
The Fire Department serves approximately 40,000 residents (approximately 75,000 daytime) in an area approximately 10 square miles in size. Aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF), as well as emergency medical service are also provided to Chicago Executive Airport. In order to adequately serve the needs of the community, 3 fire stations are staffed on a 24-hour basis with full-time personnel:
The Wheeling Fire Department is professionally staffed with the following full-time and part-time personnel:
|Position||Number of Personnel
|Administrative Aide/Training Officer||1 (Part Time)
|Battalion Chiefs (Shift Commander)||3|
||3 (1 Full Time and 2 Part Time)
|Total Fire Department Staff
||55 (52 Full Time and 3 Part Time)
- Administrative personnel are assigned to Fire Station 24 (Headquarters); Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
- Fire Prevention Bureau personnel are assigned to Village Hall; Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM to 04:30 PM
- Shift personnel work a 24 hour "on", 48 hours "off" rotating schedule; 3 shifts of 16 personnel.
Fire Station 23: 6 personnel per shift
Fire Station 42: 4 personnel per shift