The Zion Fire Rescue Department currently
serves over 25,000 residents in an approximate 10 square
mile area. A major function of the Zion Fire Rescue Department is to extinguish accidental or destructive fires occurring
in the city.
To ensure this goal the Zion Fire Rescue Department
employs full-time personnel
with 24 personnel on three shifts.
Each shift has 8 personnel on duty 24 hours a
day, 4 at Station
One at 28th
Street and Sheridan Road and 4 at station two
21st Street and Lewis Avenue.
The Zion Fire Rescue Department has two (2) Pumpers, one
(1) Quint with a 105 ft Ladder, one (1) Heavy Duty Squad
Truck, and three (3) MICU Ambulances. Each report of a fire
in the city receives a response of the duty crew personnel,
one (1) pumper, one (1) Quint and one (1) MICU unit. In addition
to our on duty personnel, our off duty personnel respond
to the stations when needed. These personnel
would then respond
to the call with one additional pumper, and the heavy-duty
squad truck as needed.
The Zion Fire Rescue Department also participates in an
program with the three fire departments
that surround Zion. The Quad One
response includes Beach
Park Fire Department, Newport Fire Department, and the Winthrop
Harbor Fire Department. This gives us immediate access to
additional equipment and personnel.
For major emergencies the Zion Fire Rescue Department is
part of the statewide MABAS box alarm system that makes available
equipment and personnel from all departments in Lake County
as well as other counties in the state if needed.