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Message from the Chief

 The Village of Skokie covers 10.5 square miles of land. Skokie shares borders with the City of Evanston to the east; the Villages of Glenview and Wilmette to the north; the Villages of Morton Grove and Niles to the west and the Village of Lincolnwood and the City of Chicago to the south. There are estimated to be about 5,678 people per square mile in Skokie. 

The Skokie Fire Department responded to a record number of emergency incidents with 10,082 calls for assistance in 2018. With the ever increasing call volume, members of the Fire Department continue to provide a high level of service to the community. Meeting these demands has only been possible through the strong support of the Village. 

For over 138 years, the Skokie Fire Department has upheld a strong Culture of service to others, while maintaining our core values of respect, accountability, honesty, and cooperation. With support from the the Village of Skokie, municipal departments, and external agencies, the Department will continually strive to provide the highest level of service to the community. We are forever committed to ensuring the life-safety and well-being of those we serve.

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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.