Within the Village of Hazel Crest, the Department of Fire and Rescue Services provides a large number of services to the residents of the Village as well as the persons who visit our community. These services impact the quality of life within the Village and include fire suppression, emergency medical services, code and inspectional services, fire prevention programs, public education programs and in-service training. This organization provides all of these services with the efforts of our committed employees.

The department must continue to recruit diverse candidates to become full time employees to continue the level of services the residents have come to expect. These employees must be properly trained and informed to deal with the variety of issues which face them daily.

The department must continue to grow and progress as we move into the twenty-first century. Hazel Crest has a reputation as a leader and we want the department to be one of the reasons for that recognition. As always, this includes providing the best possible services for all residents in a manner consistent with proper techniques and care.

The Department of Fire and Rescue Services is charged with the responsibility to save lives and prevent fires along with other equally important issues. Each day, we strive to meet this obligation through excellent service to those we serve and protect.