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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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On February 22nd, North Park Fire Protection Dist. was alerted to a structure fire near the intersection of Cincinnati Drive and Langley Road at 8:21am. The first arriving unit was on scene in five minutes and located the fire address as being on Lotus Lane, which is actually in Harlem Roscoe's Fire District. Because of our automatic aid agreements, Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District was already in route to this incident.

Crews on scene immediately began an aggressive interior attack to extinguish the fire, as well as searched for the occupant's pets that were still in the home. The fire was contained to a back porch area, a portion of the garage and the attic space above the kitchen. Unfortunately some cats perished in the fire, but two were successfully rescued and provided first aid and oxygen through pet masks that were donated to the department. The human occupants of the home were not injured.

Of note - our relationships with our neighboring departments are so seamless that regardless of this ultimately being Harlem Roscoe's jurisdiction, the incident was mitigated using North Park, Harlem Roscoe, Loves Park Fire Department, Cherry Valley Fire Department and Rockton Fire Protection District fire personnel, all as part of an automatic aid package. Our thanks to all of the responding agencies for their assistance. This automatic aid brings a specific number of firefighting personnel to the scene to meet national standards set by the NFPA. Especially in bordering areas such as this, it doesn't matter what name is on the responding apparatus as long as we mitigate the emergency safely and efficiently. Thanks also to Boone County District #2 and Northwest Rescue for providing coverage for our district during the incident.
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On February 22nd, North Park Fire Protection Dist. was alerted to a structure fire near the intersection of Cincinnati Drive and Langley Road at 8:21am.  The first arriving unit was on scene in five minutes and located the fire address as being on Lotus Lane, which is actually in Harlem Roscoes Fire District.  Because of our automatic aid agreements, Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District was already in route to this incident.

Crews on scene immediately began an aggressive interior attack to extinguish the fire, as well as searched for the occupants pets that were still in the home.  The fire was contained to a back porch area, a portion of the garage and the attic space above the kitchen.  Unfortunately some cats perished in the fire, but two were successfully rescued and provided first aid and oxygen through pet masks that were donated to the department.  The human occupants of the home were not injured.

Of note - our relationships with our neighboring departments are so seamless that regardless of this ultimately being Harlem Roscoes jurisdiction, the incident was mitigated using North Park, Harlem Roscoe, Loves Park Fire Department, Cherry Valley Fire Department and Rockton Fire Protection District fire personnel, all as part of an automatic aid package. Our thanks to all of the responding agencies for their assistance.  This automatic aid brings a specific number of firefighting personnel to the scene to meet national standards set by the NFPA.  Especially in bordering areas such as this, it doesnt matter what name is on the responding apparatus as long as we mitigate the emergency safely and efficiently.  Thanks also to Boone County District #2 and Northwest Rescue for providing coverage for our district during the incident.

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Great job. Where's the video?

Great job everyone.

Strong work by all.

Great job

Good job guys!

Well done NPFD and all surrounding departments!

MABAS WORKS!

Big improvement from the days of yore

Well stated and well done!

Great job !!

You forgot about the dispatchers that got those departments to you. They are the true first responders yet always forgotten.

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Thanks to the generosity of Cimco (Loves Park) for setting up a simulated vehicle accident scenario, our crews today were able to do some extrication training using some demonstrator tools provided by Jefferson Fire & Safety. While we don't have many vehicle accidents that require extrication of patients, we train to be prepared for when we do. ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that aspiring firefighters have a fantastic pathway into a fire science career right in our backyard in the Rockford area?

Many of our members at North Park Fire are currently RVC Fire Science students or alumni, and many more of our folks that have moved on to career departments got their start at RVC's fire science program.

Rock Valley College continues to deliver extraordinary growth opportunities in this region, and their continued support of the fire science program is just a small piece of that puzzle!

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