About the Batavia Fire Department
The Batavia Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the citizens of Batavia and the surrounding Batavia Township and Countryside Fire Protection District.
The department consists of 25 full-time members, 12 full-time paramedics, and 27 part-time members. Typically, there are five on-duty personnel at the normal the city's West Station and nine on-duty personnel at the East Station. There is an advanced life support ambulance as well as an advanced life support fire engine at each fire station.
Additionally, the fire department has a state-of-the-art fleet of engines and rescue vehicles. Staff undergo extensive training exercises and drills, and attend educational classes, seminars, and conferences to ensure the department possesses the latest expertise in fire protection, rescue, and emergency medical techniques.
The Batavia Fire Department provides the following services -- call 630-454-2100 for details:
- Free blood pressure screening at either station at any time
- Free child safety seat inspections
- CPR classes
- Fire extinguisher training
- Fire hydrant testing
- Fire inspections
- House address number enforcement
- Open burning enforcement
- Premise Alert Program for special needs residents
- Public fire education
- Smoke detector enforcement
- Station tours: Tours must be prescheduled and may be done between 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 6 p.m., or 7 to 9 p.m. any day except Sunday after 12 p.m., and holidays. Call 630-454-2100 to arrange a tour.
The East Station, 800 E. Wilson St., is the department headquarters. The city's 911 calls are answered by Tri-Com, a consolidated fire, ambulance, and police dispatch center located in St. Charles for the cities of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and Elburn.
The Fire Department responded to 4,105 calls for service in 2021. There were 1,688 fire/rescue/service calls and 2,417 emergency medical calls. The department responded to 525 requests for assistance to neighboring communities and Batavia requested assistance 185 times. Firefighter/Paramedics arrive on the scene of an incident in six minutes or less 92% of the time, maintaining an average response time of 4 minutes 35 seconds. The national standard for the response time to the scene of an incident is recommended to be six minutes or less.