Elmhurst Fire Department provides emergency services for 43,000 residents through its two stations, located on the…More north and south sides of town. Firefighters and emergency medical service personnel answer more than 6,000 calls a year, or about 16 calls a day.
Fire Station No. 2 is a brand-new building, with construction completed in 2009. The 16,500-square-foot fire station replaces one half that size, and has room for more vehicles, quarters for men and women, biohazard and emergency medical services cleaning rooms, and additional office space. It also is a LEED-certified "green" building.
Seven fire fighters and two medics are on board at each station. They each also have an engine, ladder truck and ambulance, in addition to backup vehicles — a squad, command truck and boat.