The 120 members of the Bloomington Fire Department respond to fire calls from six fire stations throughout the city 24 hours a day using a combination of mostly paid-on-call staff and a contingent of full-time staff.
The Bloomington Fire Department will install smoke alarms with batteries as well as check and change smoke alarm batteries free of charge to qualified Bloomington residents. The Department will install a smoke alarm for each level of the residence as needed. Fire personnel are available for alarm installations, checks and battery changes.
Fire prevention visits: The Bloomington Fire Department will present fire prevention programs to Bloomington schools, clubs, organizations and residents. Firefighters deliver information appropriate for children of all ages. Among the most popular programs are the Fire Safety House, truck visits, station tours, and Sparky the Fire Dog and Pluggie. These events allow children to come in contact with firefighters and see the gear, equipment and tools that are used to help residents of the city. Department members assist fourth-grade elementary school teachers with the Junior Fire Safety Program each winter. They also visit many block parties during National Night Out each August.