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Fire Department

The North Riverside Fire Department provides emergency services to the Village, which encompasses approximately 2 1/2 square miles and a resident population of 6,672 people. Because of the large commercial shopping districts, including North Riverside Park Mall, it is estimated that the fire department protects over 75,000 people during peak shopping periods.


The North Riverside Fire Department is an ISO class 2 rated department effective December 1, 2017.


North Riverside operates out of one main station located at 2331 S. Des Plaines. Always on call for emergencies, the department is an organization of 13 professional firefighters and 6 contracted paramedics, each doing their part to protect and serve you, the residents of our Village. Services provided include fire suppression, advanced life support/paramedic services, hazardous materials mitigation, Technical Rescue, inspectional services and various public fire safety education programs. North Riverside is a member of MABAS Division 11, which is comprised of the following departments: Berwyn, Forest Park, Cicero, Oak Park, River Forest and Stickney.

Mission Statement


The North Riverside Fire Department will proudly provide the highest quality of emergency services to the residence and visitors of the Village. We shall strive for excellence in the performance of our duty through training, education and a willingness to continually improve ourselves. The department will be ever vigilant in promoting awareness of fire hazards and in education our citizens of all ages. This shall be accomplished through proper utilization of resources and administering in a fiscally responsible manner.

Fire Department News

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding you to make sure you have enough smoke alarms in your home, test them monthly and replace them every 10 years. Please watch this short video below. 
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Sep 08, 2015
The North Riverside Fire Department would like to warn you about dangers most of us never knew about.   Please watch this short video clip.  
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Jul 06, 2014