The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company (GEVFC) serves a population of over 27,700 located in approximately 6.76 square miles. The majority of Glen Ellyn is single family homes. The beautiful downtown district includes commercial retail in 2 to 3 story taxpayer buildings, multiple churches, and mid-rise multifamily residences. The Roosevelt Road corridor includes mostly 1 and 2 story commercial/light industrial businesses.
EMS services are provided via contract held by Village of Glen Ellyn with a 3rd party paramedic services company.
In 2018, the men and women of Glen Ellyn’s Volunteer Fire Company:
- Responded to approximately 1,300 fire and emergency medial calls
- Trained over 9,000 hours on Sunday mornings, Monday evenings, and online training
- Earned a salary of $1.00 (for 300 hours of service)
- Saved the taxpayers an estimated $6 million dollars
The GEVFC has a Class 3 Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC), which is in the top 8% of all fire departments in the United States (by 2017 ISO data).
The GEVFC operates out of two fire stations with the following equipment:
|Headquarters – Station 61||South Side – Station 62|
|524 Pennsylvania Avenue||681 Taft Avenue|
|Engine 61||Engine 62|
|Engine 60||Engine 63|
|Snorkel 61||Tower 62|
|Squad 61||Brush 62|
|Utility 61||Utility 62|
|Medic 61||Marine 62|