This week the City of Evanston’s Fire and Life Safety Services released their 2011 Annual Report. The department maintains a full-time professional staff of 110 members with the mission to protect life, property and the environment. Evanston has five fire stations which house five fire engines, two aerial ladder trucks, two ambulances and an incident command vehicle.
The vast majority of staff are licensed paramedics in addition to being firefighters which allows the department to staff two Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances for the field treatment and transport of patients. Additionally, each fire engine and the two aerial ladder trucks are outfitted with ALS medical equipment.
2011 required the department to respond to the second highest total call volume in the department’s history; 9,063 call for service resulting in 19,543 fire department apparatus responses. Learn more by reading the Annual Report here>>>