Our typical shift staffing consists of 1 Battalion Chief, 2 Lieutenants and 5
Firefighters responding from 2 state-of-the-art fire stations. Normal business
hours for administrative personnel are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday. All career members are trained as Emergency Medical Technicians
(Paramedics) and certified firefighters by the State of Illinois, Office of the State
Fire Marshal. The Fire Department also employs part-time personnel, which
augment the on duty personnel. Some part-time firefighters are certified as
EMT-B's while others are Paramedics. All part-time are certified as firefighters by
the State of Illinois, Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The Village of Mundelein has obtained a Class 3 rating from I.S.O. The Class 3
rating places the Fire Department in the top 2% of fire departments in the
State of Illinois. I.S.O. which stands for Insurance Services Organization collects
information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the
United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using
our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). We then assign a Public Protection
Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire
protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program doesn't
meet ISO''s minimum criteria. By classifying communities'' ability to suppress
fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services.
The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire
departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And
by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public
protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities
that choose to improve their firefighting services.
The I.S.O. inspects fire protection in cities and counties across the United States.
The inspection is divided into three areas:
50% of the score is for the fire department (response times, personnel training,
how many firefighters on duty and respond to incidents);
40% of the score is for the water supply system (fire hydrant locations, is there
sufficient water to put out a fire);
10% of the score is for the communication system (how 9-1-1 calls are received,
reliable radio systems, can the public easily notify the fire department of a fire).
When the totals in each area are combined, the final score is placed on a Class
Scale of 1 to 10. A Class 10 means there is no fire protection available. The lower
ISO the score, the better the fire protection. A Class 1 is the best you can
achieve. Insurance companies use the ISO rating to calculate your homeowners
or business insurance premium.
:: About Us ::
The general purpose and function of the
The Mundelein Fire Department is to
educate, protect, and serve all the
citizens, guests, and commercial
properties of the Village of Mundelein,
and to provide them with high quality,
effective fire, emergency medical, and
technical rescue services. The Mundelein
Fire Department is operational 24 hours a
day, 365 days per year.
|"Serving Our Community, With Professionalism, Integrity, and Pride"