Junior Firefighter Academy

juniorffAuburn Fire and Rescue invites Auburn Junior High School youth interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free week-long evening academy. The Junior Firefighter Academy, which is for students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade in August 2017, will be held Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21. Those attending the Junior Firefighter Academy will have the opportunity to experience the different aspects of being a firefighter. From firefighting to CPR, the junior firefighters will have an unforgettable educational experience.  This academy is offered free of charge, due to a generous donation from Steve O’Dell of American Family Insurance.  Read More….

About Us!

firehouse2_2Auburn Fire and Rescue is a professional, volunteer fire department and rescue squad. The Auburn Fire and Rescue District Board of Trustees administers Auburn Fire and Rescue. Our Firemen provide skilled fire suppression for structures, automobiles, or any other materials involved in a fire. Firemen also respond to haz-mat incidents as needed. Our EMTs provide non-transport BLS/ILS service. Members provide direct patient care to residents and visitors to the Auburn Fire and Rescue District and surrounding communities. Auburn Rescue personnel are selected from a pool of registered Illinois Department of Public Health EMTs.

Join The Department

All Auburn Fire & Rescue personnel must complete rigorous training, education and evaluation programs to be eligible for membership. Members are selected on the basis of experience, leadership, dedication, service and professional performance.

Anyone wishing to become a part of the department must be at least 18 years old. The applicant must already be or willing to become an Illinois Department of Public Health registered or Nationally registered EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P. The applicant must also already be, or willing to become certified at the Firefighter II level.

Any Auburn School District student between the ages of 15-17 wishing to join the department should look at the Junior Firefighter/EMS sections of this website.


Auburn Fire and Rescue District Board of Trustees meets at 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Post 4 located at 1308 W. Jefferson. Agendas for the meetings will be posted at Post 4 prior to each meeting.