Apparatus & Staffing

Fire Department Vehicles Parked Outside Station

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 VehicleMake & ModelNumber
Chief Vehicle2021 Chevrolet Tahoe2800
Deputy Chief Vehicle2019 Chevrolet Tahoe2801
Incident Command Vehicle2011 Ford ExpeditionBattalion 28
Rescue Pumper 1500 GPM2015 Smeal SaberEngine 28
Ambulance2019 Ford F550Ambulance 28
Fire Prevention Vehicle2016 Ford Explorer2810

2013 Ford Taurus2811
Rescue Pumper 1500 GPM2000 Pierce SaberReserve Engine 28
Utility Vehicle2021 GMC 2500 Pick-upUtility 28
Ambulance2012 International DurastarReserve Ambulance 28
Aerial Ladder 1250 GPM2010 SmealTruck 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. 2023 Winnetka Fire Department Organizational Chart