Fire Department

The West Dundee Fire Department is committed to providing public safety services for our community. We strive to maintain the highest level of protection of lives and property through rescue emergency medical services, fire suppression and prevention, and public education. We execute this with professionalism, dedication and excellence.

Fire Chief
Michael Spiro

Fire Prevention Officer
Rick Paul

Admin Assistant
Cyndi Gagliano

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The West Dundee Fire Department is categorized as a combination fire department, utilizing career and part-time personnel in the service delivery system. 14 career and 35 part-time personnel provide for 24 hour staffing at each of the Village's two Public Safety Centers.

The department provides advanced life support emergency medical care. Emergency medical technicians & paramedics provide assessment, pre-hospital treatment, and transportation to Sherman & Provena Saint Joseph Hospitals located in Elgin, and Saint Alexis Medical Center located in Hoffman Estates.

Additionally, personnel are trained to the standards and certifications of the Office of the State Fire Marshal; providing for fire suppression, hazardous material mitigation, above & below grade technical rescue, and dive rescue & recovery operations.

The service delivery system is enhanced by the Department's commitment to utilize established automatic-aid and mutual-aid resources with neighboring communities.

These resources provide for a high level of service to our residents and the emergency service personnel. Through these cooperative efforts the Fire Department has achieved an ISO Class 3 Insurance Rating.

The Fire Department administers Public Education & Safety Programs and Life Safety Inspections in an effort to further reduce personal injury, loss of life, and property loss.

Programs include:

  • Fire Station Tours
  • Residential Block Parties
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Elementary Fire Safety Education
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections
  • Commercial Occupancy Fire & Life Safety Inspections

Paramedic/Ambulance Billing

The Village of West Dundee recovers payment for ambulance and paramedic services through medical and supplemental insurance whenever possible. Direct billing for services provided to non-residents is processed by Paramedic Billing Services, Inc.

Invoices for ambulance transport and paramedic services provided by the Village of West Dundee can be paid online at Payments can also be mailed to Paramedic Billing Services at 395 W. Lake Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126, or dropped off at Public Safety Center #2, 100 Carrington Drive. Please direct any questions regarding an invoice or payment to Paramedic Billing Services at (630) 530-2988.

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Public Safety Center II
100 Carrington Drive
West Dundee, IL 60118


(847) 551-3805
(847) 551-3814
8am - 4:30pm M-F

Call 911 to report a fire or medical emergency.


Will Your Smoke Detector Alert You In Time?

Not all smoke detectors are created equal, and the type of alarm installed in most homes may not provide adequate warning in the event of the most common type of house fire.

There are two types of smoke detectors most common in homes - ionization smoke detectors and photoelectric smoke detectors. Ionization detectors work best during a fast burning fire; however, they may be seriously delayed - up to 30 minutes - during a slow burning fire. Photoelectric smoke detectors work well in smoldering fires, which is the most common type of home fire. They are slower to respond to fast burning fires, however this delay is only a matter of a few minutes.

The National Fire Protection Agency and the smoke alarm manufacture’s recommends installing both photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms throughout your home, or smoke detectors with dual-sensors that use both technologies.

Every household should have adequate smoke detectors, and a fire prevention and escape plan. Click below for more information and tips to best protect your home and your loved ones in the event of a fire.

A limited number of photoelectric smoke detectors are available to West Dundee residents by contacting Fire Prevention Officer Rick Paul at 847-551-3805.


Test Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms Monthly

Carbon Monoxide (CO), aka "the invisible killer", is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced when fuel burns incompletely. CO can cause serious illness or even death.

Risk of CO poisoning increases in winter due to the increased use of indoor heating sources and less ventilation.

Protect your household by being aware of sources of carbon monoxide and minimizing exposure, knowing the symptoms of dangerous levels of CO exposure in humans and pets, and by installing and maintaining CO detectors outside of sleeping areas and on all levels of your home or business, and testing your CO and smoke alarms once per month.

Should you have questions, please contact the West Dundee Fire Department at 847-551-3805.


Text to 911 Now Available

As of March 1, 2016, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon customers within the QuadCom 911 service area may be able to use their mobile device to send a text message to 911 for emergency help. (QuadCom serves Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Sleepy Hollow, South Barrington and West Dundee.)

Texting during an emergency could be helpful if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, or if a voice call to 911 might otherwise be dangerous or impossible. But if you are able to make a voice call to 911, and if it is safe to do so, you should always make a voice call to 911 to request emergency response from Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services.

With either a text or voice call, the first information you should provide is your location, in as clear and premise terms as possible. Do not use abbreviations or slang when communicating with 911.

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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, odorless, colorless, poisonous gas created when household appliances that burn fossil fuels burn incompletely (furnace, stove, dryer, fireplace, etc) and by equipment with internal combustion engines (vehicles, mowers, generators, etc).

CO is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the US. The health effects of CO depend on the concentration and duration of exposure, as well as individual health conditions. Heart patients may experience chest pain at lower levels of exposure. As CO levels increase beyond a tolerable level, symptoms such as headache, fatigue and nausea may become more noticeable. At sustained high concentrations of CO, disorientation, unconsciousness and death are possible.

Learn how to protect yourself, your family and pets from CO Poisoning. Click below for more information.


Smart Choices for Smoke Alarm Placement

Home is where most of us feel the safest – but it’s also where we are most likely to experience a fatal fire. In fact, 85% of fire fatalities occur in the home. This is due in large part to homes being unprotected or under-protected in terms of smoke alarms being in working order and sufficient in number and placement.

Click below to learn best practices for the use of smoke alarms in your home to protect yourself and your family, reduce your risk and help you escape quickly in the event of a fire.


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Nov 02

Firefighters Pension Fund Board Meeting

9:00AM at Public Safety 2, 100 Carrington Drive
For meeting agendas and minutes of the Firefighters Pension Fund Bond, please see the link below.

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Dec 02

Foreign Fire Insurance Board Meeting

9:00AM at Public Safety 2, 100 Carrington Drive
For meeting agendas and minutes of the Foreign Fire Insurance Board, please click on the link below.

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Dec 14

Police & Fire Commission Meeting

7:00PM at Public Safety 2, 100 Carrington Drive
For meeting agendas and minutes of the Police & Fire Commission, please click on the link below.

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