WELCOME TO NORTH PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT

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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This past Saturday, seven North Park personnel completed tabletop scenarios to judge their competency as part of our Captain's and Lieutenant's testing process. Four personnel are testing for Lieutenant, and three for Captain.

This wouldn't have been possible without the help of former North Park Deputy Chief Ted Berger, Monroe Township Chief Scott Jaeger and Rockton Deputy Chief Dan Ewers. Between their efforts in facilitating the scenarios and providing a third party assessment of the candidates' skills, we owe them a huge thanks for giving up their Saturday morning.

While toys on a painted piece of plywood don't seem like much, visualizing potential incidents with three dimensional buildings, rigs and streets, along with "cotton" smoke and fire helps a great deal with determining tactical and strategic goals for larger scale incidents.

Thanks to the seven North Park personnel working to learn and better themselves, and for stepping up for our community!
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This past Saturday, seven North Park personnel completed tabletop scenarios to judge their competency as part of our Captains and Lieutenants testing process. Four personnel are testing for Lieutenant, and three for Captain. This wouldnt have been possible without the help of former North Park Deputy Chief Ted Berger, Monroe Township Chief Scott Jaeger and Rockton Deputy Chief Dan Ewers. Between their efforts in facilitating the scenarios and providing a third party assessment of the candidates skills, we owe them a huge thanks for giving up their Saturday morning. While toys on a painted piece of plywood dont seem like much, visualizing potential incidents with three dimensional buildings, rigs and streets, along with cotton smoke and fire helps a great deal with determining tactical and strategic goals for larger scale incidents. Thanks to the seven North Park personnel working to learn and better themselves, and for stepping up for our community!Image attachment

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Chief Ron Weavel had me take pictures to go with his table tops. Thank you Chief Weavel.

Technically, this is a law enforcement event, but your North Park and Loves Park firefighters will also be at National Night Out. We all know that the fire apparatus are what all the kids want to see anyway. 🙂 Hope to see you there!We hope to see you on Tuesday, August 3rd for National Night Out! ... See MoreSee Less

Technically, this is a law enforcement event, but your North Park and Loves Park firefighters will also be at National Night Out. We all know that the fire apparatus are what all the kids want to see anyway. :) Hope to see you there!

One of our amazing folks has taken a job opportunity with a career fire department, so we're looking for a full time contract firefighter/paramedic. If you're interested in a department that's busier than some full time career organizations in the region, sees a fair amount of fire and interesting medical calls, we might be a great fit. We also pay a competitive wage and benefit package. Please share if you think you might know a good candidate. You'll have big shoes to fill!

Please apply at the link below.

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