In October 1995, The Sycamore Township Fire Department (STFD) was created from two private fire companies that served the township for more than 60 years. Unlike other fire organizations, the STFD never had a bucket brigade or horse drawn fire engine steamers. The STFD initiated services which included paramedic ambulances and complete fire suppression and rescue companies. The fire department employed 11 career personnel who were supported by nearly 100 part-time employees who were certified as EMT/Paramedic/Firefighters. Sycamore Township currently serves a population of 100,000 during the daytime working and evening hours, and 20,000 residents at night. The men and women who proudly represent the STFD are highly trained, dedicated, committed, and proud to serve the citizens and customers of Sycamore Township.
It is the mission of the Sycamore Township Fire Department to meet and exceed our community’s needs and expectations by providing quality responsive services to fire suppression, rescue, fire prevention, education, life safety, and emergency medical services while promoting strong community values in an organized team approach.
To be recognized as a customer-focused service organization committed to providing courteous, competent service while fostering community relations in an effort to create a safer and healthier community with an emphasis on financial sustainability, professionalism, and performance excellence in an ever changing environment.
We believe the pursuit of excellence and high professional standards are critical to our work. To ensure the best possible service to our community, the fire department supports continuous training and encourages professional development.
Health and Safety
We believe our health and safety are essential to fulfilling the fire department's mission. We are committed to providing the best health and safety programs for our member's well being and operational readiness.
We understand the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues is integral to the performance of our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior and will hold ourselves accountable to these values.
Team Work and Leadership
We know well functioning teams are more effective than individuals working separately; our lives depend on it. We believe individuals have the capacity to lead and our organization values leadership at all levels.
Community Service and Involvement
We believe we have a duty to be involved in the community where we work. Our responsibility is to protect life, property, and the environment. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility and to deepening our involvement in the community we serve. No request or inquiry will go unanswered.
We recognize and understand that the constancy of change in our community and industry impacts our business daily. We are committed to seeking out and implementing innovation and progressive thinking to address change effectively and efficiently, benefiting those we serve.
Approved 2012-2013 FIRE CONTRACT