The following programs exist to promote fire and life safety throughout the District.
The District has been accredited since 1998 by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, part of the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Accreditation is an assessment process that uses benchmarks to measure the delivery of fire and emergency services to a community with the ultimate goal of providing continuous quality improvement and improved service to the community. Being accredited makes Countryside a member of an elite group of less than 190 other departments internationally and 12 others in Illinois that have achieved similar status.
Countryside has a call volume of over 4,100 calls per year. The District operates out of two stations and has over 82 full-time, part-time, contract, and volunteer personnel.