200 S. Hough Street  Barrington, IL 60010 | (847) 304-3400

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Our mission as the Village of Barrington Fire Department is to protect and support the Barrington community through prevention, education and exceptional emergency services.

The Fire Department operates with the following two divisions:


The Administration Division includes the Fire Chief, who serves as the manager for departmental operations and serves as a member of the Village’s management team. Administration is responsible for oversight of day-to-day activities of the Fire Department, including all divisions and services. Other members of the Administration Division include the Assistant Fire Chiefs and the Executive Secretary.

The Administration Division provides the department with leadership, executive management, and administrative support. The Division also provides the services necessary to ensure that appropriate levels and quality of staff and equipment are available to efficiently and effectively provide services to the Village.


The Operations Division is dedicated to providing the most efficient and professional response to the broadest range of emergency incidents by making every unit and its crew capable of initiating lifesaving action at any emergency. Our primary service on every front-line emergency response vehicle includes immediate fire and medical response capabilities.

All fire suppression vehicles are equipped to respond to medical emergencies with firefighters who are also cross-trained as firefighter/paramedics, and all medical rescue transport vehicles carry specialized equipment that enables firefighter/paramedic crew members to support suppression efforts or conduct search and rescue activities at any fire incident.

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400 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, Illinois 60010

(847) 304-3600

John R Christian

John R. Christian

Fire Chief

(847) 304-3600