Welcome to the Skokie Firefighters Local #3033 Website. Since 1987 we have been recognized as the official bargaining unit for eighty seven (87) Firefighters/Paramedics and Eighteen (18) Lieutenants. We are affiliated members of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) as well as the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). Our first collective bargaining agreement was ratified in February of 1988 and to this day we continue to negotiate the member’s wages, hours and conditions of employment.

L.O.D.D. Memorial



Richard Haefel
February 28, 1963    
Steve Laing
February 2, 2009
Andy Cutting
January 20, 2023

Memorial Live Stream

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Giving Back

We love serving the Skokie community and we seek to giveback.

On occasion you may see us on the street holding out a boot.  Currently we are filling the boot for the MDA to help fight muscular dystrophy.  Our last MDA boot drive Nov. 2018 we raised  $12,470 dollars. We thank you for your support.


Shield 23 Foundation providing support to firefighters, families affected by cancer

Fire Fighters’ Tips for tornado safety

Fire Fighters’ Tips for Surviving a Tornado The safest place to be in the event of a tornado is an underground shelter – such as a basement – advises Skokie Local 3033 fire fighters. If you don’t have a basement, pick a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level.