Blackhawk Fire Department

Blackhawk Fire Protection District proudly protects 8500 people living in an area of 24 square miles. We operate out of 1 station and protect a primarily rural residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are professional volunteers.

Organized in December of 1952 and officially beginning service in April of 1954, the Blackhawk Fire Protection District / Department serves a rural residential and farming community on the southwest outskirts of Rockford, IL, with fire suppression and emergency medical response services.