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.
|Type of Vehicle||Make & Model||Number|
|Chief Vehicle||2019 Chevrolet Tahoe||2800|
|Deputy Chief Vehicle||2016 Ford Explorer||2801|
|Incident Command Vehicle||2012 Ford Expedition||Battalion 28|
|Rescue Pumper 1500 GPM||2016 Smeal Saber||Engine 28|
|Ambulance||2019 Ford F550||Ambulance 28|
|Fire Prevention Vehicle||2009 Ford Escape||2810|
|2013 Ford Taurus||2811|
|Rescue Pumper 1500 GPM||2000 Pierce Saber||Reserve Engine 28|
|Utility Vehicle||2007 Ford F250 Pick-up||Utility 28|
|Ambulance||2013 International Durastar||Reserve Ambulance 28|
|Aerial Ladder 1250 GPM||2010 Smeal||Truck 28|
The Winnetka Fire Department has 24 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 Department also employs four part time fire inspectors and a full-time public safety analyst. The following chart displays the current organization and reporting structure of the Fire Department.