The North Park Fire Department is a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 8 along with 23 other area fire departments, providing apparatus and personnel during large-scale emergencies.

The North Park Fire Protection District provides fire, rescue, hazard, and emergency medical services to portions of Machesney Park and unincorporated Winnebago County, Illinois. The District serves approximately 18,000 residents covering 15 square miles of suburban residential, commercial, and light industrial occupancies. The district encompasses approximately two miles of the Rock River along with major thoroughfares such as Interstate 39/90 (the Jane Adams Memorial Tollway) and Illinois Route 251. The District includes 6,500 households, 200 commercial structures and six public schools.

The department responds to an average of 1,500 calls for service each year.

The North Park Fire Department is comprised of approximately 50 personnel including one full-time fire chief, a part-time administrative assistant, and a combination of part-time and volunteer firefighters. The district is served by three fire stations housing a total of four front-line engines, including one capable of providing urban-wildland interface, one aerial truck, three squads, three command vehicles, one utility vehicle and one boat. The department responds to an average of 1,500 calls for service each year.

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North Park recently took delivery of a light rescue to replace our 1999 model which has served us well for over 20 years.

The new 847 is a Ford F-450 with a gasoline engine, four wheel drive, and has been equipped with the mobile air cascade system from the previous 847 light rescue. This allows us to fill our self contained breathing apparatus at fire scenes and remote training sites.

The new 847 is a bit larger to allow for in-apparatus storage of our water rescue equipment for our divers. Previously, this equipment was stored in totes in the station which wasn't a terribly efficient arrangement.

This vehicle will be utilized to run EMS responses when staffing allows (thus saving wear and tear on our heavy apparatus), as a manpower rig for larger incidents, to fill SCBAs on scene as well as be our primary water rescue/dive vehicle.

We're still waiting on the state to license it for EMS responses and have a few more details to finish up, but look for this rig to be responding out of our Wood Ave firehouse soon.

Purchased from Jefferson Fire & Safety, this unit was constructed by Rosenbauer America at their South Dakota facility.

Rosenbauer Group Jefferson Fire & Safety
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Pickups the new wave in the fire service

Very nice Chief Joel Hallstrom and Chief Andy Schroeder. You were definitely due for and upgrade.


Reminds me of a small version of 848


Very nice!

Looks great !!

Sure do miss 843

Looks real nice

Congratulations NPFD!

Looks awesome chief

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We have upgraded our fleet and need to dispose of one of our vehicles. Please see the information in the photos. Sealed bids are due August 12th, 2021 by 11am. ... See MoreSee Less

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NB Dustlessblasting

Richard Brian Hord here ya go


Love that low key flex.

I’ll bid on Kyle

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Despite our fire department picnic occurring at the same time, North Park was able to assist with five personnel at Loves Park's structure fire. We're so very fortunate to have great neighbors that help us and covered medical calls for much of the time during our family get together, but sometimes duty still calls and we were happy to assist. ... See MoreSee Less

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