The Bellwood Fire Department is a full- time department with 30 members. It can be found just west of the city of Chicago. The department answers approximately 2,600 calls per year. The immediate response district consists mostly of residential and light industrial. Within the immediate district there are major highways and a railyard. The Bellwood Fire Department is a member of MABAS Division 20 which is a mutual aid association consisting of 18 other communities, serving approximately 500,000 citizens.