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6530 W. 79th Street
Burbank, IL 60459 (708) 599-7766
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Chief Martin W. Kreil has been a member of the Burbank Fire Department since June 21, 1998 as a paid-on-Call (POC) firefighter. He was hired as a fulltime Firefighter / Paramedic on September 10, 2003 and in 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Engineer. In June 2014, he was promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant and was appointed as Battalion Chief in June 2016. On February 14, 2024 he became the 13th Fire Chief for the City of Burbank (Burbank Manor prior to 1970).

As Chief, he directs a fire department of 28 full-time and 15 paid-on-call firefighters as well as the City of Burbankís Emergency Service Disaster Agency (ESDA). Chief Kreil holds an Associates Degree in Fire Science (Moraine Valley) and a Bachelorís Degree in Business (Benedictine University), and is a certified Chief Fire Officer through the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Chief Kreil has been the departments lead fire investigator for the last 8 years. Chief Kreil is currently the Vice President of MABAS Division 21, and is also the Technical Rescue Chief for the division.

Marty is a lifelong resident of Burbank, and is a third-generation firefighter for the Burbank Fire Department. Marty is married to his wife Jennifer, and is a father of 4 children. Chief Kreil can be contacted at the City of Burbank Fire Department at (708)599-7766 or by email at mwkreil@burbankil.gov


The goal of the Burbank Fire Department is to save lives and property and to prevent the citizens of Burbank from further danger by natural or man-made disasters and accidents.

This function is performed in different ways: public education in our schools and the business community, CPR training; and through the City of Burbank newsletter, which informs residents of various fire safety measures that should be performed in their homes.

The Fire Department is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with an average shift of 9 full-time firefighters and paramedics. Shifts consist of 24 hours on duty, followed by 48 hours off. Manning consists of 2 Officers, 2 Engineers, and 4-6 Firefighter/Paramedics, depending on staffing. The Department has one of the newest fleets of firefighting apparatus in the area. Within the fleet there are four Engines, one Aerial Tower, one Heavy Rescue Squad, one Technical Rescue Trailer, three Advance Life Support Ambulances (paramedic staffed), two Service Vehicles, and three Command Vehicles.

The Burbank Fire Department is part of the 1st Fire District, which consists of 14 surrounding agencies. Personnel within the Fire Department have advance training in fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials incidents. The Burbank 
Fire Department employs approximately 20 paid-on-call members which are support staff to the full-time personnel. These members respond from home when alerted by a call and function as both firefighters and paramedics on the scene of fires and other emergencies.

The Burbank Fire Department was formed on June 21, 1942, by a group of men from what was then called Stickney Township. The original Burbank firehouse was built by volunteers and was located at 85th & Mayfield Avenue, on what is the current site of Station One Fire House.

The first engine was fabricated from a refurbished oil tanker. Things certainly have changed in 63 years. Today, the Burbank Fire Department has two stations: Headquarters, located at 6530 W. 79th Street, and Station One located at 8455 S. Mayfield.