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Mission Statement

MABAS-Illinois serves local fire agencies, MABAS Divisions, State of Illinois departments, and Cook County UASI-DHSEM by providing a systems-based resource allocation and distribution network of robust traditional and nontraditional fire-EMS-rescue and special operations teams for emergency and sustained response within and outside of the State of Illinois. Accomplishment of the services requires cooperation, standardization, reliability, partnering, brokering and ongoing communication and compliance with customer specification and expectations. Customer trust and reliance on the MABAS system is built upon personal relationships, credibility, and ongoing customer support. ​​​

Purpose Statement

The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) provides emergency rapid response and sustained operations when a jurisdiction or region is stricken by an overwhelming event generated by manmade, technological, or environmental threats. In response, MABAS will mobilize and, deploy a sustained fire, emergency medical services (EMS), hazardous materials, technical rescue, water rescue, urban search & rescue, and incident management assistance team resources to prevent loss of life, human suffering and further damage to property. ​​​

​Join Camp "I Am Me" campers, volunteers, staff, and supporters for the Fire Apparatus Parade, lunch, and IFSA Appreciation Day presentations.

As a fire service organization, participate with dozens of other departments in the Fire Apparatus Parade - a camper favorite! Various trucks, engines, and aerials navigate through the campgrounds with lights and sirens and campers and counselors on-board.

​Wednesday July 8, 2015 at Gleneagles Country Club.
The IFCA Educational and Research Foundation is a 501©3 charity providing educational scholarship and grant programs to advance the fire service in Illinois.  


​Southern Wisconsin Northern Illinois Fire Rescue Association announces webiste registration.

Brigadier General (BGen) J.D. Alford, USMC, will present his thoughts on leadership based on his professional and personal experiences spanning 27 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. BGen Alford has led units from 40-2,000 personnel around the world in garrison, combat, and crisis.

​The Champaign Fire Department is excited to announce the upcoming celebration of our 150th Anniversary.  On July 8th, 1865, the city council signed a resolution to form a fire department to protect this rapidly growing community.  A lot has changed over time, but many traditions of the fire service still live on today.


I would like to formally invite you to the next general meeting of the Lake Cook Region Critical Incident Partnership (LCRCIP). Meeting details are noted below.  If you know of others who may have an interest in participating in the LCRCIP or attending this event, please forward this email to them, all are welcome. 


Last month, an e-mail relating to ordering of the new "FV Fire Department" license plate was sent out.  Within the e-mail you were requested to fill out the form found at this web site http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/vsd883.pdf for each set of plates you were requesting.....

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US Safety Products Online Store.

Visit this site for MABAS items and apparel.
US Safety Products is owned and operated by a Chicagoland Fire Fighter.

Grainger offers an extensive selection of products—plus solutions and technical expertise you can rely on to support your continuous improvement and cost savings initiatives. Work with your local Grainger team to take full advantage of all that the MABAS purchasing power has to offer.

Smith Detection world’s leading experts in safeguarding society, the military and borders from constantly evolving CBRNE threats. Renowned globally for our advanced technological solutions in explosives, illegal weapons, contraband, toxic materials and narcotics detection.

Federal Signal is the driving force behind technology that provides safe and reliable emergency products to first responders. Experience the latest in lights and sirens for fire and EMS apparatus by visiting http://www.fedsig.com/.

Maintenance Management, Repair, Training and Technical Support for CBRNE Equipment and Responders

The House That Service Built

Inspection Files™ is a mobile ready solution for inspections and code enforcement. With a tablet PC and Inspection Files software, your inspectors have the tools to schedule, complete and follow up on inspections while delivering a better customer experience and professional reports

Eagle Engraving, Inc.

Home of the Firefighter Axe Plaque, Provider of Accountability Systems,Badges, Insignia and Firefighter Awards to fit any budget

Protecting Those Who Protect Us

IdentiSys first responder and accountability solutions can help save critical time tracking responders, volunteers and assets. Constant awareness of the status and location of personnel and assets is key to managing the emergency scene and creating reports after the incident. Visit us at www.identisys.com/EM for additional information.

At Whelen Engineering, our goal is to bring innovative, life saving products to market more quickly while maintaining strict quality control throughout the process.

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