Hinsdale Fire Department

121 Nm Symonds Dr
Hinsdale IL 60521

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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9am-6pm
  • Tue: 9am-6pm
  • Wed: 9am-6pm
  • Thu: 9am-6pm
  • Fri: 9am-6pm
  • Sat: 9am-2pm


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<p>The Hinsdale Fire Department has 24 full-time professional firefighters on staff. Regardless of rank or age, every member of the department has to pass a physical ability test, which includes the following five challenges:</p> <p>1) Climbing a five-story tower, wearing 50 pounds of gear and carrying 45 pounds of hose</p> <p>2) Pull a 45-pound roll of hose hand over hand up the five story tower</p> <p>3) Descend four floors to strike and move a 150-pound weight five feet, using an eight-pound, shot-filled sledgehammer</p> <p>4) Walk 100 feet to pick up a hose filled with water and drag it 75 feet</p> <p>5) Move a 175-pound mannequin 100 feet</p> <p>In addition to fire and rescue, the department provides public education and services. It has one truck, three engines, two ambulances, two chief cars, one fire prevention car and one pool/resource car.</p> <p>Both the Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills fire departments respond to calls in both communities.</p>