Sterling Fire Department ~ What we do

The City of Sterling Fire Department engages in fire suppression, rescue, hazmat and medical assist calls in addition to training, prevention and education.

The Sterling Fire Department responds to approximately 1,125 calls a year, including 750 fire calls and 375 emergency medical assist calls.  The average number of calls the Fire Department receives a day is 3.08 calls.  

Residential Knox Box Information

The Knox Box is to assist the elderly and/or people with disabilities, it allows the Fire Department to have access to their homes in the event they can not answer the door.
The box is placed over the door facing the outside, and has a locked safe type compartment that holds the key to the residence.

Click here for more information or contact the Sterling Fire Department at 815-632-6680

Twin City Joint Fire Command

In September of 2013 Sterling and Rock Falls Fire Departments merged their command structure to become the Twin City Joint Fire Command.  Although the fire departments share their command they remain independant of each other.  The Twin City Joint Fire Command consists of Chief Gary Cook, Deputy Chief North Michael Dettman and Deputy Chief South Bill Milby.  The merger is not only saving money, it is enabling the combined forces to provide the best service whenever it’s needed.