History

Chicago Hose Company


The Riverdale Fire - Rescue Department has a rich and extensive history. Originally established as part of the Chicago Hose Company No. 1, the department became its own volunteer entity in 1902.

Responsibilities


Since that time, the department has progressed to a full time department that is immediately responsible for providing fire, emergency medical and rescue response practices, while offering public education prevention and inspection service programs to ensure that the quality of life for the residents and visitors to the Village is maintained to the highest level.
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