"Lincoln Fire Department strives to protect Lives and Property through Fire Prevention and Community Awareness."
Lincoln Fire Department is a full time full service agency. Firefighters man the station 24 hours a day 365 days a year. 19 employees staff three shifts of 6 firefighters and 1 administrative Fire Chief. Lincoln Fire Department was established in 1886 and has served the City of Lincoln with Pride.
Demographic of Lincoln Fire Department response area is 7 square miles protecting nearly 15,000 residents. Residential housing from early wood frame to lightweight technology, Multi family dwelling complexes range from two five story apartment buildings to several wood frame apartment complexes. Downtown businesses of brick and mortar and several strip malls and mercantile businesses that help support the community. Industry in Lincoln includes corrugated paper production, glass container production and electrical equipment manufacturing. Lincoln is also a farming community and associated business such as fertilizer and chemical storage along with equipment repair and manufacturing is located in the City.
Services provided by Lincoln Firefighters include Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical non-transport service, Technical rescue such as vehicle extrication, water rescue, Rope, Confined Space and Trench Rescue. Hazardous materials response is also included in our emergency response service. Firefighters respond to over two thousand three hundred emergency runs annually.
Lincoln Fire Department also supports the City with fire code inspections on new and existing commercial buildings. Currently Lincoln Fire Inspectors utilize the 2003 Life Safety Code adopted by the State of Illinois Fire Marshal’s Office and we have just adopted the 2012 International Fire Code. Fire Prevention is an active role the Lincoln Fire Department is involved with. Firefighters visit all schools annually for Fire Safety and fire alarm drills. Lincoln Fire Department has an active role in School Safety Inspections with the Regional Superintendents Office and the OSFM. Fire extinguisher training and Home Safety inspections can be requested, as well as smoke detector battery replacement.