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The Hoffman Estates Fire Department's Mission

Hoffman Estates Fire DepartmentTo limit loss of life, injury and property damage to the citizens of Hoffman Estates by providing the best fire protection, advanced life support and emergency services in the most cost-effective manner.

The Hoffman Estates Fire Department's Vision

To be recognized by our community and employees as:
• The model of excellence in providing fire protection, advanced life support emergency medical services, and related emergency services.
• An organization dedicated to continuous improvement in every detail of the services we provide.
• An organization that fosters an environment of tolerance, trust and involvement.
• A department responsive to community needs and concerns.

Now accepting applications for the 2018 Citizen Fire Academy!

This year's Academy begins August 29; for more information, click here.

Controlled Burn E-mail Notification

A controlled burn, also known as prescribed burning or swailing, is a technique used in forest management, farming, prairie restoration or greenhouse gas abatement. Controlled burning is conducted during the cooler months to reduce fuel buildup and decrease the likelihood of serious fires. Occasionally, controlled burns take place at parks, open spaces and forest preserves in the Village of Hoffman Estates.

If you would like to receive an e-mail notification when a controlled burn happens in Hoffman Estates, please e-mail Jill Wegehaupt at The notification will include the date, time, duration and location of the burn.
If at any time in the future you wish to no longer receive these emails, please respond to Jill with the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject header.

Firefighter/Paramedic Eligibility List

The current eligibility list for the position of firefighter/paramedic is available here; list is valid until August 2018.