The Alton Fire Department works to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Alton, Ill. It is comprised of more than 60 uniformed personnel and a secretary. In addition to fire prevention and extinguishment, the department also provides medical, technical rescue, hazardous materials response and other community services. The Alton Fire Department s members are certified by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and the Illinois Department of Public Health. It also provides assistance in cases of structure fire, smoke scare, system malfunction, hazardous conditions, and vehicle and smoke fires.