The mission of the Swansea Fire Department is to provide efficient fire and rescue services and to protect life and property from fire and disasters within the corporate limits of the village and surrounding area. These services are provided to all residents, businesses and visitors of our village.
The department has earned an I.S.O. rating of 4 from the Insurance Service Office.
The department has Fire Prevention and Safety Programs that are delivered to local schools annually, and to local business and civic groups upon request. These programs include important information on preventing fires, escaping, and when appropriate, extinguishing fires.
The Fire Department is a combination department. That means that the staffing level is a combination of one fulltime firefighter and 37 paid per call firefighters.
The Fire Chief holds the only fulltime position and is responsible for the day to day operations of the department, as well as ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.
The paid-on-call firefighters carry pagers and are alerted for all incidents. The paid-on-call firefighters earn $11.00 for each call to which they respond, and $8.00 for each training session they attend. It does not matter if the call lasts ten minutes or 24 hours, the pay is the same. We are very fortunate to have a group of dedicated individuals who respond at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.
The department operates out of two engine houses.
Engine House #1 is located at 1350 North Illinois Street.
This Engine House was constructed in 1983 to replace the original engine house located on Brackett St that was attached to the original Village Hall.
Engine House #2 is located at 144 Huntwood Rd and was constructed in 2005 to serve the northern, eastern and westward expansion of the Village limits. The Fire Chief's office is located at this engine house.
Please use the links to the left to learn more about the Department.