Services & Public Safety Programs
Prevention is a core tenet of the Fire Department's mission in the community. As part of that, staff members offer a variety of classes and services. These include fire extinguisher training for organizations and businesses; fire safety building inspections and fire safety construction plan review; fire safety lectures for groups and classes; structural, industrial and wildland fire suppression; smoke and carbon monoxide detector assistance. If you'd like more information about these or other programs, call the Edwardsville Fire Department at 618-692-7540.
Other classes and services include:
Sudden cardiac arrest can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime, although some medical conditions can increase a person’s risk of suffering sudden cardiac arrest. In the United States alone, on average, 600 people each day will suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Tragically, most of them will die. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a proven method to save the life of someone who is suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. CPR training is simple, safe, and it only takes a few hours. CPR training classes are scheduled periodically. Contact the Fire Department non-emergency number for information on upcoming classes and availability.
Stop the Bleed Classes
Since 2019, May has been designated as Stop the Bleed Month. The Edwardsville Fire Department partners with other area medical providers and first responders to periodically offer classes on basic bleeding control techniques. These one-hour sessions are geared to ages 13 and up. Find more information here.
Fire Truck / Ambulance Standby
If you are requesting a fire truck or ambulance for various functions (bonfires, athletic events, family days at businesses, etc.) at your facility, please call 618-692-7540 for more information.
Blood Pressure Checks
Paramedics provide blood pressure checks as a free service to the community. To have your blood pressure checked stop by any of our stations. When possible please call first to be sure the crews are not training or out on a call.
We offer tours of our fire stations for classrooms, groups or clubs. Come see where we live 24 hours a day to fulfill our mission of constant readiness. You can climb into the driver's seat of a fire engine and sit in the back of the ambulance. You'll also learn about the gear that protects firefighters from the heat and flames of fires. Call the administrative office at 618-692-7540 for more information.
Car Seat Safety
Need help installing or evaluating the installation of your car seat? Edwardsville Fire Department (EFD) has certified Car Seat Safety Technicians on staff who are available by appointment to show you how to install your car seat. This free service is available by appointment only at each of our stations whenever technicians are on duty. Please call 618-692-7540 to make an appointment.
It takes about 30 minutes while our car seat technician performs a hands-on examination of your vehicle's restraint system, gathers information about your child and examines any existing car seats. We'll also verify that there have been no safety recalls on your car seat.
For more information on car seat safety or to register or check for recalls on your car seat, visit National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Fire / Ambulance Report Requests
A request for a fire or ambulance report must be in writing. There is a $5 charge for copies of reports made by insurance companies, lawyers or investigation firms. Please make checks payable to “City of Edwardsville.” Homeowners can request a copy of their fire report at no charge but must show a valid driver’s license.
For an ambulance report and billing records you must provide us with a copy of the patient’s Authorization to Release Medical Records signed by the patient. All requests will be completed after the fee is received.
Please call the administrative office at 618-692-7540 for all billing inquiries.