Chief’s Welcome

As the Fire Chief, I am privileged to lead a fire service organization comprised of a committed staff whose goal is to provide the highest level of service available while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Above all else, we honor the duty to our profession, respect and compassion for all, and a commitment to excellence.

Our staff is encouraged to advance their education throughout their carrier and have achieved advanced degrees in numerous fields of study. Each firefighter holds a minimum an EMT basic license, with some members being paramedics. In addition, all members are certified as Basic and or Advanced Firefighter designation from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The required continuing education for these programs is over 300 hours per year.

The members of the Riverdale Fire Department are dedicated to the enhance the community through public education and outreach. The fire department has several initiatives gear toward public heath and fire safety. We as a department strive to provide the best service for all the stake holders of our community. The fire department’s motto is simple we are “Committed to our Community”.

Finally, I would like to thank the citizens of Riverdale, the Mayor and Village Board of Trustees for their continued support. This close relationship allows us the ability to achieve our goal of providing the highest level of service possible for the citizens and business community of Riverdale.


Mick Smith
Fire Chief
(708) 849-2122