Public Education

Public Education is an essential component to lowering a community’s fire losses.  The DeKalb Fire Department strives to find ways to reach the citizens and teach fire safety to the community.  Station tours are an excellent way to familiarize the members of the community with the fire department and help them learn their role in fire safety.  We always enjoy the community contacting us to schedule a time to stop by, meet our membership, and learn about fire safety.  Call 815-748-8460 to schedule your tour.

In addition to station tours and safety talks, the fire department participates in fire drills at all public schools in DeKalb as well as Northern Illinois University dormitories, sororities, and fraternities.  Additionally, members of the DeKalb Fire Department also attend events in the community as requested to further the fire and life safety message of the Fire Department.  

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    Mike Thomas

    Fire Chief

    DeKalb Fire Department

    700 Pine Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115