Operations 

Fire Suppression

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The NFD prides itself on the professionally trained Firefighters who provide fire protection and emergency response to the Village of Niles and its residents. We staff two Fire Engines, one Tower Ladder, two Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulances, and an Incident Command vehicle 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We frequently respond to a wide variety of emergency incidents in addition to fires such as vehicle accidents, EMS incidents, indoor/outdoor gas leaks, natural disasters, hazardous materials spills, and special rescue situations. Our Firefighters perform daily training ensuring that we are able to provide competent and effective service in a wide variety of disciplines. The NFD is a member agency affiliated with the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) which allows us access to their campus for training purposes including the use of their live fire training ground. In addition, today’s climate dictates that we must acknowledge the potential threat for an active threat/shooting incident. As a result, we constantly prepare and evaluate our response plan along with our Law Enforcement partners to ensure we are prepared when necessary.  

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The Niles Fire Department is a member of MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Division 3 which is comprised of 17 north and northwestern Chicago suburban Fire Departments. MABAS provides a framework of predefined inter-operational agreements with Fire Departments in the area to provide assistance to one another in the event of a fire or significant incident. You can explore the MABAS Division 3 website for more information about member departments as well as other services offered through the Division. 

RED Center


The Niles Fire Department is a member agency affiliated with the Regional Emergency Dispatch (RED) Center. RED Center is a multi-jurisdictional organization providing state-of-the art dispatch services to 14 area Fire Departments. RED Center is able to provide a fast, reliable, and effective distribution of resources to medical emergencies, fires, and a variety of other emergency incidents. RED Center is also the divisional dispatching center for MABAS Division 3 which means they coordinate resources for a variety of large scale incidents. Our partners at RED Center help us to provide the highest caliber of emergency response that the Village of Niles residents count on.