Fire Department

Firefighters entering house

The Wheaton Fire Department delivers comprehensive services that are designed on an all-hazards approach.


Services include:

  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials
  • Technical rescue
  • Emergency medical
  • Risk prevention
  • Community education and
  • Disaster preparedness/management

About Your Fire Department

Wheaton's Fire Department, under the direction of the Fire Chief and 4 Assistant Fire Chiefs, includes:

  • 35 full-time firefighters
  • 19 full-time contracted paramedics, and
  • 4 part-time/contractual support staff members

We respond to approximately 6,000 service requests per year; approximately 4,000 of which are requests for emergency medical services. The rest include responses to structure fires, automatic fire alarms, outside fires, vehicle fires, technical rescues, and other service-related calls such as smoke or electrical investigations.

The Wheaton Fire Department has an ISO Fire Suppression Rating of 2 out of 10 (with 1 being the best possible rating). This rating, which is issued by the ISO advisory organization, takes into account factors such as water distribution and fire department equipment and is used primarily by the property and casualty insurance industry.

9-1-1 Dispatch

When you call 9-1-1 in Wheaton, you will reach DU-COMM (DuPage Public Safety Communications), the emergency communications center that dispatches the appropriate public safety personnel. DU-COMM is an intergovernmental agency that serves many DuPage County communities.