The MABAS Division 7 / Kankakee Valley Fire Chief’s Association is composed of 17 fire departments and 21 associate members. Located primarily in Kankakee County, MABAS Division 7 provides emergency response coverage to a vast area approximately 50 miles south of Chicago, Illinois. MABAS Division 7 is dispatched by KanComm dispatch center out of Kankakee, Illinois.
The fire departments associated with MABAS Division 7 provide fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, and specialized response teams that allow the Division to mitigate a wide range of emergencies within its jurisdiction. Among the specialized response teams available are: hazardous materials, technical rescue, and fire investigation.
MABAS Division 7 Assets
MABAS 7 Incident Command Van
The MABAS 7 Incident Command Van (ICV) is deployed throughout Kankakee County for major emergencies that require multi-jurisdictional response and coordination. Equipped with thermal imaging, communications equipment, and a conference area, this asset is critical to the management of long-term emergency responses.
MABAS 7 UTV
The MABAS 7 Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) is an agile, multipurpose apparatus that is deployed throughout Kankakee County for fire suppression, emergency medical services, and limited access responses.
HAZMAT 7 & Trailer 7A
HAZMAT 7 & Trailer 7A deploy throughout Kankakee County for the initial response of the MABAS Division 7 Hazardous Materials Response Team to emergencies requiring spill mitigation.
HAZMAT Trailer 7
HAZMAT Trailer 7 deploys throughout Kankakee County for extended operations of the MABAS Division 7 Hazardous Materials Response Team, including: anhydrous ammonia leaks, fuel tanker spills, and a wide range of other complex HAZMAT incidents.
Fire Protection Districts
The map below provides an overview of the 15 fire protection districts organized throughout Kankakee County. Not included are the Bradley Fire Department and Kankakee Fire Department, which lie within the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District and Kankakee Township Fire Protection District, respectively. Click below to download the full map bundle for Kankakee County fire protection districts.