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MABAS Division 49 of Jo Daviess County

Welcome to the offical website of MABAS Division 49 of Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

MABAS is a statewide mutual aid system, which has been in existence since the late 1960s. Since September 11th 2001, MABAS has rapidly grown throughout the State of Illinois as well as Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan and parts of Iowa and Missouri. Day-to-day MABAS extra alarms are systematically designed to provide speed of response of emergency resources to the stricken community during an ongoing emergency.

Declarations of Disaster provide a MABAS sustained system of response on top of daily mutual aid activations. Today MABAS includes approximately 1,175 of the state’s 1,246 fire departments organized within 69 divisions. MABAS divisions geographically span an area from Lake Michigan to Iowa's border and south almost into Kentucky. Wisconsin divisions also share MABAS with their Illinois counterparts. MABAS Division 49 spans the entirety of Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

MABAS includes approximately 38,000 of Illinois’ 40,000 firefighters who staff emergency response units including more than 1,600 fire stations, 2,735 engine companies, 500 ladder trucks, 1,300 ambulances (many paramedic capable), 250 heavy rescue squads, and 1,000 water tenders. Fire/EMS reserve (back-up) units account for more than 1,000 additional emergency vehicles.

Carl Winter
Chief: Scales Mound Fire
Protection District

Tom Lange
Vice President
Asst Chief: East Dubuque
Fire Department

Ron Data
Treasurer, Secretary
Asst Chief: Menominee-Dunleith Fire District