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
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.
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 #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.
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.