Fire and Rescue

Fire Chief John Lewis

John Lewis,
Fire Chief

Welcome to the City Of Zion

Fire and Rescue Department

Fire Supression

City of Zion Fire Department

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 at
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 automatic response
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.

City of Zion, Illinois