Skokie Fire Department

Message from the Chief
It is an honor and a privilege to welcome you to the Skokie Fire Department's web page. We appreciate you taking the time to visit us, and we hope the information you find here provides an understanding of the professionalism and pride associated with the Skokie Fire Department. Through our 132 years of dedicated service to the community, our department thrives because it follows its priorities with emphasis on serving our citizens, which is our most important mission.

The Skokie Fire Department is a full service agency accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and holding an enviable ISO Class 1 rating. In addition to our primary role of fire and EMS service, we also staff a variety of special teams, which include hazardous materials, technical rescue and fire investigations.

The department observed its 130th anniversary in 2011. It is with considerable satisfaction that we look back with pride on the department's accomplishments. As we look to the future, we must face the challenges and opportunities that come our way. Our goal is to meet and exceed expectations and provide all citizens with the best emergency service possible. Working together with other Village departments and the community as a whole, we can look forward to a future that is abundant with opportunity and accomplishment.

We value your comments and would like to hear from you with any suggestions or ideas regarding our department or this web page.

Again, thank you for visiting and please let us know how we may be of service to you.


Ralph Czerwinski
Fire Chief

Mission Statement
We, the members of the Skokie Fire Department, are dedicated professionals committed to safely serving our community by protecting life, property and the environment through prevention, education and emergency services.

Communicating During an Emergency
During emergencies the importance of communications systems becomes clear. The Village has an extensive network of communication avenues to employ during an emergency.  Depending on the emergency some of the communication systems may temporarily be unavailable. To address this concern the Village has developed multiple communication avenues.  To see a full list of emergency communication sources in the Village of Skokie, please click here.

Emergency Telephone Notification System

Fire Department 125th Anniversary Book 
Fire Department's 2014 Annual Report
Fire Department's 2013 Annual Report
Fire Department's 2012 Annual Report
Fire Department's 2011 Annual Report
Career Opportunities Brochure