The DeKalb Fire Department offers various community-based services. It provides fire suppression and prevention, rescue and emergency medical services. The department maintains a work force of more than 50 employees and is divided into administrative and operations divisions. The DeKalb Fire Department serves over 45,000 employees and is located in Dekalb, Ill. Established in 1869, the department services an area of nearly 70 square miles. Its fire prevention bureau is responsible for coordinating and conducting fire and safety inspections. The DeKalb Fire Department additionally offers ambulance services.