The Lyons Fire Department Operations
The Lyons Fire Department operates from one fire station centrally located at 4043 Joliet Avenue in the Village of Lyons.
We are organized as a combination department that has a small full time staff and by employing P.O.C. (Paid-On-Call) Firefighter/EMT’s. Our department has a full time Fire Chief and a Fire Prevention Officer that work 8 hour days, 5 days a week. We also employ a permanent part time clerical position that works 20 hours a week.
Our department provides ALS (Advanced Life Support) Emergency Medical Service 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Each day there are two Firefighter/Paramedics on duty in the station, ready to respond.
Our department also provides Fire Suppression and Rescue Services with our P.O.C. Firefighter/EMT’s. In addition to our P.O.C. personnel being on call 24 hours a day, we also have a coverage program that provides two Firefighter/EMT’s in our station from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., every weekday, 5 days a week. In addition to this program, we also have a weekend day coverage program that provides two (2) Firefighter/EMT’s in our station for 24 hour coverage for the entire weekend.
With both of the coverage programs and our full time staffing, we have four (4) Firefighters/EMTs in our station 24 hours a day during weekdays, with the exception of six (6) hours a day, when our manpower drops to two (2) Firefighter/Paramedics.
Our department operates one Rescue Engine, two Engines, one ALS Ambulance, one Spare Ambulance, and one Support/Command Vehicle. We also have one Fire Safety Trailer for training children.