The Geneva Fire Department is no longer able to accept homemade food donations from residents. Firefighters appreciate the community’s generosity but hate to see good food go to waste. The department would prefer people to support Geneva’s merchants and restaurants who can remain open per the state. The Fire Department’s temporary food policy restrictions are available to view online.

About The Department

The Geneva Fire Department, formed in 1895, originally consisted of 14 members. Today, that number has increased to more than 60 members with two administrators, 20 full-time and 46 paid-on call firefighters.

An Advanced Life Support ambulance service is provided by six private contract paramedics. All these groups work together as a combination department serving 24,500 residents in the the City and Township of Geneva.

You can view a copy of the Fire Department's Strategic Plan.

Vision Statement

We are an internationally accredited fire and rescue agency dedicated to providing diverse, professional and skilled services to the citizens of Geneva. We believe in deep collaboration with both our internal and external partners to maintain a safe community in which to raise a family and conduct business.

Mission Statement

We will be a leader among our peers and to the community through compassion, selflessness and the stewardship of the public's trust. We will do this through education, prevention, mitigation of fire & non-fire risk, collaborative relationships with external partners and providing diverse emergency services.



We affirm that our pursuit of compassion is grounded in core values, including empathy, civility and honesty.


Is the cornerstone of everything we do for our community.


Building and earning trust is a priority for our department.