MABAS 12 Mutual Aid Box Alarm System
Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division XII is comprised of municipal fire departments and fire protection districts located mainly in DuPage County, Illinois. DU-COMM, the MABAS XII dispatch center, is also a member. MABAS XII is part of the larger MABAS organization, in existence since the late 1960s. MABAS includes approximately 35,000 of Illinois 40,000 firefighters who staff emergency response units including more than 1,500 fire stations, 2,495 engine companies, 469 ladder trucks, 1,100 ambulances (mostly paramedic capable), 297 heavy rescue squads, and 788 water tenders. Fire/EMS reserve (back-up) units account for more than 1,000 additional emergency vehicles. Division XII also supports teams specializing in response to hazardous material, water rescue and technical rescue incidents. Click on a members button on the left to be taken to the members web page.
The mission of MABAS Division 12 is to coordinate automatically the effective and efficient response of mutual aid fire, EMS and specialty team personnel and equipment during emergencies and disasters and to support member agencies in achieving these goals.