The Village of Glenview

Fire Department


The Village of Glenview Fire Department has 80 sworn members dedicated to the protection and well being of Village residents, visitors and businesses. 

Department mission

The mission of the Department is to provide high quality suppression and emergency medical services in a fiscally responsible manner.

Services

Rescue and Suppression

Fire suppression and rescue services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  In order to provide excellent fire suppression services, the department operates five apparatus responding from five stations located throughout the Village.  The apparatus include four engine companies and one ladder company.   To learn more about our calls and special rescue teams, click here.

Emergency Medical Services

The Fire Department provides emergency medical services to residents and businesses residing in the Village of Glenview and its unincorporated areas.  The Department operates two paramedic ambulances 24 hours per day and one paramedic ambulance 12 hours per day, during peak hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  In addition, all front line fire suppression apparatus are equipped with paramedic equipment with a goal of delivering medical assistance within four to six minutes from the request of services.  The Department has over 60 State of Illinois-licensed paramedics who also function as firefighters.  Do you have questions about ambulance billing or need an ambulance report? Click here.

Public Education

The department is committed to educating the public on fire safety and prevention through a variety of life-safety programs and educational opportunities including, but not limited to, preschool, elementary and middle school education seminars; Boy Scout Merit Badge instruction; first aid, CPR and Heimlich Maneuver; and fire extinguisher (local business only) training.  When able, the Department also will provide station tours and appear at block parties upon request.  For a full list of services or for more information, click here.

Career opportunities

Through a testing process, an eligibility list for the position of firefighter/paramedic is established every two years, and is advertised in local/regional newspapers, on multiple job search engines and on this website. To be eligible for testing, you must meet the following requirements by the application deadline: 

  • 21 years or older
  • a U.S. Citizen
  • a high school graduate (or GED equivalent
  • vision correctable at 20/30
  • pass a medical exam
  • show proof of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) completion

The final eligibility list is established after the written exam.  Once the department determines a need for hire, a determined number of listed candidates will go through a background investigation and a polygraph test, and will be interviewed by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. If approved by the Board, the hiring candidate will go through a psychological and medical evaluation.  New hires are on probation for one year.

View the current eligibility list.

Staff

Contact Fire Administration at (847) 724-2141 for all non-emergency related questions.

Fire Chief

Ralph Ensign

Deputy Fire Chief

Paul Klicker

Executive Assistant

Carol Bjankini

Fire Stations 

Fire Station 6 Headquarters 

 1215 ​ Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025

 Safe Haven Location*

 24-hour apparatus: Ambulance 6, Engine 6

 

​ Fire Station 7

3507 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
Safe Haven Location*
24-hour apparatus: Ambulance 7, Engine 7

  

 

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Fire Station 8

​1901 Landwehr, Glenview, IL 60025

Safe Haven Location*

24-hour apparatus: Engine 8, Ambulance 8 

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831 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025

Safe Haven Location*

24-hour apparatus: Engine 13

 

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​2250 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026

Safe Haven Location*

24-hour apparatus: Ladder Truck 14 

Safe Haven

Illinois law states that as long as you don't harm your baby, you can hand your newborn (30 days or younger) to personnel at any hospital, police station or staffed fire station in Illinois for adoption with no questions asked.

No one will ask your name. Your baby will get medical care and be adopted into a loving family. You can even provide anonymous medical information, so your baby will grow up with a medical history.

Premise Alert Program

The Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) provides for public safety agencies in the State of Illinois to allow people with disabilities, special needs, or both to provide information to police, fire and EMS personnel to be kept in a database. The information provided can be used to offer guidance and assistance to public safety workers in responding to and assisting those persons with disabilities or special needs. Families, caregivers, or the person with a disability or special needs may provide this information.