Engine Houses & Staffing

Belleville's four engine houses are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Belleville Fire Department consists of 63 Career State Certified Firefighters. The department is divided into 4 battalions of 15 firefighters working a 24 hour on/72 hour off shift. The structure of the department is as follows:

  • 1 Fire Chief 
  • 1 Deputy Fire Chief 
  • 1 Assistant Fire Chief 
  • 4 Battalion Chiefs 
  • 16 Captains 
  • 16 Engineers 
  • 24 Firefighters 
  • 2 Administrative Assistants 

 EMS service is provided by private ambulance companies with Fire Department assistance, as requested.

Engine House #1

In 1995, Engine House #1 was relocated from its downtown location at 14 S. Jackson Street to its current location at 315 Carlyle Avenue. 

Engine House #2

In 1985, Engine House #2 was relocated from its location at 30 N. 12th Street to its current location at 2200 W. Washington Street.

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Engine House 2

Engine House #3

In 1932, Belleville's third engine house was opened in the west end of the city at its current location at 6200 W. Main Street. 

Engine House 3

Engine House #4

In January of 2009, the Fire Administration offices were relocated to a new complex at 1125 S. Illinois Street, which includes a 4th Engine House with a large training room. 

Engine House 4
Fire Department Run District Map

Fire Department Run District Map

View a map showing the Belleville Fire Department Run District.

Mutual Aid Agreement

The Belleville Fire Department is a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 32, a mutual aid agreement that includes most of the fire departments in St. Clair County and the St. Louis, MO City Fire Department. MABAS divisions throughout the state of Illinois, provide a structured means of obtaining or supplying resources in times of need to all fire departments that need assistance.

Mutual Aid-Photo by Connor Hamilton