The Elmhurst Fire Department is a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). Our 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 1960’s. MABAS includes approximately 35,000 of Illinois’ 40,000 firefighters who staff emergency response units
MABAS was established to efficiently and quickly share specialized equipment and provide trained personnel to handle low frequency/high risk incidents. MABAS-12 not only meets this need but also has expanded and enhanced these capabilities.