Through professionalism, dedication, integrity, and training the Dakota Fire Protection District works to safeguard the lives and property and to enhance the quality of life of the people of the Dakota Fire Protection District. This will be accomplished by providing a vast range of emergency services, strong public relations, and fire safety education. We also endeavor to protect and preserve the health of our membership and return our personnel safely to their families.


Dakota’s volunteer firefighters include the young, as well as veterans. They are accountants, insurance sales people, computer technicians, mechanics, stay-at-home parents, and the self-employed. They are your neighbors. In some cases, the Dakota Fire Department is a family tradition that includes grandfathers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers and, even husband and wife teams. Some employers even allow firefighters to respond from their workplace.

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Fire District Funding Information

Dakota Fire Protection District is funded through Taxes  assessed and collected by the county as part of your property tax.

Your property assessment and tax information can be found at http://www.co.stephenson.il.us/treasurer/