Whiteside County IL Fire Department

Find Whiteside County, Illinois fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Albany Ambulance 409 South Church Street Albany IL 61230 309-887-4451


Erie Fire Department 807 9th Avenue Erie IL 61250 309-659-2000

Fulton Fire Department 1802 16th Avenue Fulton IL 61252 815-589-3030

Morrison Fire Department 206 West Main Street Morrison IL 61270 815-772-2218

Prophetstown Fire Department 104 West 2nd Street Prophetstown IL 61277 815-537-2215

Rock Falls Fire Department 1013 7th Avenue Rock Falls IL 61071 815-625-2141

Sterling Fire Department 110 West 5th Street Sterling IL 61081 815-626-2783

Tampico Rural Fire Department 102 North Main Street Tampico IL 61283 815-438-2082

About Whiteside County Fire Departments

Whiteside County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Whiteside County, IL community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Whiteside County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Whiteside County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Whiteside County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Whiteside County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Whiteside County

Whiteside County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Illinois are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Whiteside County. Whiteside County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Whiteside County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Whiteside County, IL

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Whiteside County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Whiteside County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Whiteside County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Whiteside County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Whiteside County and Illinois Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Whiteside County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Whiteside County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.