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Apparatus & Staffing

Operating an “All Hazard” department depends on two key resource factors: apparatus and staffing. Winnetka maintains a fleet of vehicles in ready condition—prepared to respond to all emergency situations. In addition, the Department’s full-time personnel are highly trained professionals whose education and skills help ensure the safety of the community.




Chief Vehicle   

2013 Ford Taurus


Deputy Chief’s Vehicle 

2007 Ford Expedition


Incident Command Vehicle

2012 Ford Expedition

Battalion 28

Rescue Pumper 1500 GPM 

2000 Pierce Saber

Engine 28


2012 Freightliner/Medtec 

Ambulance 28

Fire Prevention Vehicle 

2009 Ford Escape


2002 GMC Yukon


Rescue Pumper 1500 GPM 

1996 Pierce Saber 

Reserve Engine 28

Utility Vehicle 

2007 Ford F250 Pick-up  

Utility 28


2007 Freightliner/road Rescue

Reserve Ambulance 28

Aerial Ladder 1250 GPM

2010 Smeal

Truck 28



The Winnetka Fire Department has 25 sworn personnel, including the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief. Personnel are assigned to one of three 24-hour shifts (Gold, Black, or Red). Each shift is staffed by 6 Firefighter/Paramedics including, 1 Captain Paramedic, 1 Lieutenant Paramedic, and 4 Firefighter/Paramedics. The chart below displays the current organization and reporting structure of the Fire Department.

Fire Department

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