The City of Rolling Meadows Fire Department has 44 full-time employees. The department consists of the Fire Chief, one civilian logistics coordinator, and 42 sworn members. Our 42 sworn members break down by rank as follows: One Deputy Chief, three Battalion Chiefs, six Lieutenants, and 32 Firefighter/ Paramedics. We have a minimum daily staffing of 11 Firefighters divided between two stations. A joint training officer from the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District is shared between the two departments. The Training Chief conducts training sessions, live fire burns, mass casualty drills, company drills, and fireground evolutions.
The International Firefighters Association Local 3075 represents all Lieutenants and Firefighters. Each station has an ALS (Advanced Life Support) Ambulance and an ALS Engine Company. Most of the Firefighters voluntarily participate in one or more of the special teams and/or committees. Reserve equipment is staffed by a callback of off-duty Firefighters. Training for new Firefighters takes two or more years; starting with the Fire Academy, EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and Paramedic Training. Advanced and specialty training follows after basic training.