Capt. Dale Jacobs

Battalion Chief William  Piper

Lt. William O'Connor

Lt. Ross Grady

Happy One Year Anniversary

Ashley Hulbert

*Press Release*

Structure Fire District #2

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 19623 RENWICK ROAD | LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS 60441 OFFICE 815.838.3287 | FAX 815.838.9141 | WWW.LOCKPORTFIRE.ORG 
 
        PROUDLY SERVING ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF LOCKPORT, CREST HILL, ROMEOVILLE, NEW LENOX AND THE SURROUNDING UNINCORPORATED AREAS 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

   

                                                                                                                                       

CONTACT:

Deputy Chief Frank Blaskey                                               July 25th, 2020                815-838-3287

The Lockport Township Fire Protection District responded to an early morning overnight fire in the City of Crest Hill.  Saturday morning, July 25th, at 0217hrs our department resounded to a reported house fire in the 1900 Blk of Cora St.  Initial fire companies arrived to find heavy fire showing from the rear of the one story, single family residence. 

The two adults and two children who were home at the time were alerted to the fire by a neighbor pounding on their front door.  All were able to safely evacuate the home prior to the fire departments arrival.  The Red Cross was called in to assist the family with their needs.

The fire was upgraded to a Full Still which brought additional resources to the scene from Plainfield, Romeoville, and Troy Fire departments.  Due to the extensive amount of overhaul needed to extinguish the fire additional manpower from Homer, New Lenox, and Romeoville was also requested to the scene.  Companies spent approximately two hours battling the fire.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lockport Fire Investigators.

*Press Release*

Structure Fire District #2

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 19623 RENWICK ROAD | LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS 60441 OFFICE 815.838.3287 | FAX 815.838.9141 | WWW.LOCKPORTFIRE.ORG 
 
        PROUDLY SERVING ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF LOCKPORT, CREST HILL, ROMEOVILLE, NEW LENOX AND THE SURROUNDING UNINCORPORATED AREAS 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

   

                                                                                                                                       

CONTACT:

Deputy Chief Frank Blaskey                                               July 20th, 2020                815-838-3287

 

On Sunday morning, July 19th, at 0833hrs the Lockport Township Fire Protection District received a call from a passerby reporting smoke coming from the building at 2301 Plainfield Rd, Game Time Hookah Lounge in the City of Crest Hill.  Fire companies arrived and found smoke showing from the small one story commercial building that was unoccupied at the time.  Companies initially had difficulty finding the seat of the fire which was eventually located in the crawl space and walls.  Due to additions on the original building and it’s construction, the fire proved to be extremely difficult to extinguish.  Companies worked for a couple hours performing overhaul to ensure the fire was out.  The building sustained significant damage which will result in the business be closed for an indefinite amount of time.

 

The fire was upgraded to a Full Still which brought additional resources to the scene from New Lenox, Romeoville, and Troy Fire departments.

 

Homer, Minooka, NW Homer, Plainfield, and Romeoville Fire Departments provided station coverage, handling several other calls, while companies worked at the fire.

 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lockport Fire Investigators.

*Press Release*

Structure Fire District #4 

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 19623 RENWICK ROAD | LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS 60441 OFFICE 815.838.3287 | FAX 815.838.9141 | WWW.LOCKPORTFIRE.ORG 
 
        PROUDLY SERVING ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF LOCKPORT, CREST HILL, ROMEOVILLE, NEW LENOX AND THE SURROUNDING UNINCORPORATED AREAS 
 
PRESS RELEASE 
 
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: June 17th, 2020    

                            Deputy Chief Frank Blaskey   815-838-3287 
 
 
On Wednesday, June 17th at 0513hrs the Lockport Township Fire Protection District responded to a reported structure fire in the 3500 Blk of S. State Street in unincorporated Lockport Township.  Fire companies arrived to find a vacant two story residence that had a one story addition off the back.  The one story portion of the structure was found to have heavy fire thru the roof.  As companies were stretching initial hose lines to the back of the building, there was an explosion in the two story portion of the structure.  Debris from the explosion did cause minor injuries to one member of a company that was working on the exterior of the building.  That member was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation where he was treated and released.

 

The incident was upgraded to a Full Still which brought additional resources to the scene from East Joliet, Homer, and NW Homer fire departments.  The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes but companies spent about two hours on scene to completely extinguish the fire.

 

Homer, Lemont, New Lenox, Plainfield, and Romeoville Fire Departments provided station coverage while companies worked at the scene.

 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lockport Fire Investigators.

Firefighters Cooking with Kids

Episode #1

Episode #2

Episode #3

The Lockport Township Fire District does not solicit funds by phone.

The 2019 Excellence in Masonary Architectural Award

Lockport Fire District Station #1

August 2020 Anniversaries

17 Years

FF Chris Langheld

 

16 Years

Lt. James Kozek

Lt. Jason Baron

3 Years

FF Dan Gierlowski

FF Jason Pawlowski

FF Chris Isabelli

FF Ryan Mars

FF James Baumgartner

FF Joseph Schwinger

FF Edgar Rojas

Severe Weather Safety

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year. Although tornadoes are most common in the Central Plains and the southeastern United States, they have been reported in all 50 states.

If you know what to do before, during and after a tornado, you will minimize your risk of injury and increase your chances of survival. You'll also find links to research, past events other topics of interest as well as downloadable safety handouts about thunderstorms, lightning, and tornadoes.

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of a tornado, please share your story so we can prevent others from becoming a victim. When you write, please note that NWS has permission to use your story and, if possible, let us know the town and state you were in and the year the event took place.

25 Years Ago......1995

100th Anniversary of the Lockport Fire Department

50 Years Ago......1970

75th Anniversary of the Lockport Fire Department

Carl Munson becomes the 1st Paid Fire Chief

22 Paid Men

Fairmont School Fire

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Be prepared for a disaster in

Will County

The Ready Will County Illinois application helps its users, citizens of the Will County, IL, to stay prepared and protect their loved ones should an emergency occur.  Please click on the Will County logo or the link below for more information..

Scott's Law:

The "Move Over" Law.

Protect Those who Protect Us.!!!

Red Shirt Fridays

What is R.E.D. Shirt Friday?  RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.  It is our honor to wear our specially designed red shirts each Friday paying tribute to all our active, retired, and deceased United States Military Members.  We cannot thank them enough for the dedication and sacrifices they make keeping our country and our citizens safe worldwide.

Each Friday watch for the R.E.D. Shirts and let's all remember to honor those who serve us and keep us safe in the greatest country in the world. 

Fire Extinguisher Recall

Information courtesy of  Kidde United Technologies

Website Designed by LTJM

Quick Resources

Self Quarantine Tips

Remembering our Friend and Co-worker

Mutual Aid to EJFPD
Truck #6 Training
Lewis Airport Open House
Company #2
District #2 Full Still Basement Fire
District #4 Full Still Gas Leak with Fire
Engine #1 at St. #6
District #4 Full Still Fire
District #2 MVA
District #6 Full Still Fire
District #3 Full Still Fire
District #1 Full Still Fire
Engine #2 2020 Seagrave Marauder
Company #4 Red Shift

Our Mission

To effectively provide professional, caring service to those in need

with courage, honor, and commitment.

Our Vision

 

To continually improve ourselves, our department

and our service.

We will be ready, able and qualified to

respond to all public safety needs.

We move forward and prepare for the future

by being ready

for today and accepting the challenges of  tomorrow.

 

 

 

Lockport Township Fire Protection District & Lockport Firefighters Local #1544 raised $6,700.00 in St. Paddy's Day FD shirts. Proceeds were donated to the Roscrance Florian Program for firefighter mental health and the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation for Cancer Research.

Shirts will be available next year!

In order to reduce the risk of exposure, the Lockport Township Fire District will be following the recommendations of the CDC and Governor Pritzker’s office for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis:

  • All of our Fire Stations and Administrative offices are in full operation, but will be closed to outside visitors.  If you need any assistance or have any questions, please call our Administrative office at (815)838-3287, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

Emergency Responses:

The Lockport Township Fire District continues to work throughout the community and we come into contact with many people.  We are taking the utmost precautions to ensure the safety of our personnel and the residents we care for during this pandemic.  Our Firefighter/Paramedics are wearing a higher level of Personnel Protective Equipment on every call and will be screening the residences we respond to in order to take the proper precautions for both responders and patients.

EMS Transports:

Temporarily, hospitals in our area have restricted visitors in their facilities, with the exceptions of parents of minors. The Fire District will be following the same procedure as it applies to the family of the patients we transport to these hospitals.  Once the hospitals start allowing visitors, the Fire District will follow suit.

Thank you for your cooperation,

 

Fire Chief John O' Connor

Election 2020: Lockport Fire Protection District Referendum passes receiving 58% of the vote!

A BIG THANK YOU

to our voters who supported us!

Our Care and service will continue to improve and always be top of the line.

Thank you very much!

Recent Promotions

On April 3rd, 2020 the LTFPD  held a field promotion.

 

Lieutenant/EMS Coordinator Brian Gimbel promoted to Division Chief of EMS.

 

Captain/Training Officer Steve Beal promoted to Division Chief of Training.

 

Normally family, friends and co-workers are invited to attend, but due to the pandemic it was a private ceremony.

Congratulations Brian and Steve!    From the Lockport Township Fire Protection District.

Recent Fire Calls

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

19623 RENWICK ROAD | LOCKPORT, ILLINOIS 60441

OFFICE 815.838.3287 | FAX 815.838.9141 | WWW.LOCKPORTFIRE.ORG 
 
        

PROUDLY SERVING ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF LOCKPORT, CREST HILL, ROMEOVILLE, NEW LENOX AND THE SURROUNDING UNINCORPORATED AREAS 
 
 
 PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT: April 3, 2020    

                                                                                                   Deputy Chief Frank Blaskey                                                                                                                       815-838-3287 
 
The Lockport Township Fire Protection District responded to an early morning fire in the  2500 Blk of S. Farrell Rd in unincorporated Lockport Township.  The initial alarm came in at approximately 0311hrs on April 3rd for a reported barn fire.  Crews arrived to find a barn approximately 50’ x 100’ fully involved in fire.  The fire had also extended to the adjoining metal pole building on the property.  The barn where the fire originated was used to house numerous sheep, all of which perished in the fire.  The fire building had collapsed and was a total loss while the exposure building sustained significant damage. 
 
Crews spent approximately three hours on the scene due to a large amount of overhaul that was needed to extinguish the fire. 
 
East Joliet, Homer, Northwest Homer, Plainfield, and Romeoville fire departments provided change of quarters coverage while Lockport crews worked at the fire. 
 
There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Lockport Township Fire District does not solicit funds by phone.

The 2019 Excellence in Masonary Architectural Award

Lockport Fire District Station #1

April 2020 Anniversaries

9 Years

FF Nicholas Cagle

FF Josh Fitzgerald

FF Mark Futterer

FF Jeffery Young

FF William Scholtes

Severe Weather Safety

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year. Although tornadoes are most common in the Central Plains and the southeastern United States, they have been reported in all 50 states.

If you know what to do before, during and after a tornado, you will minimize your risk of injury and increase your chances of survival. You'll also find links to research, past events other topics of interest as well as downloadable safety handouts about thunderstorms, lightning, and tornadoes.

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of a tornado, please share your story so we can prevent others from becoming a victim. When you write, please note that NWS has permission to use your story and, if possible, let us know the town and state you were in and the year the event took place.

25 Years Ago......1995

100th Anniversary of the Lockport Fire Department

50 Years Ago......1970

75th Anniversary of the Lockport Fire Department

Carl Munson becomes the 1st Paid Fire Chief

22 Paid Men

Fairmont School Fire

bFH31X05_400x400.jpg

Be prepared for a disaster in

Will County

The Ready Will County Illinois application helps its users, citizens of the Will County, IL, to stay prepared and protect their loved ones should an emergency occur.  Please click on the Will County logo or the link below for more information..

Scott's Law:

The "Move Over" Law.

Protect Those who Protect Us.!!!

Red Shirt Fridays

What is R.E.D. Shirt Friday?  RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.  It is our honor to wear our specially designed red shirts each Friday paying tribute to all our active, retired, and deceased United States Military Members.  We cannot thank them enough for the dedication and sacrifices they make keeping our country and our citizens safe worldwide.

Each Friday watch for the R.E.D. Shirts and let's all remember to honor those who serve us and keep us safe in the greatest country in the world. 

Fire Extinguisher Recall

Information courtesy of  Kidde United Technologies

In 2019, we responded to 10,134 emergency calls.

Capt. Dale Jacobs

Battalion Chief William  Piper

Lt. William O'Connor

Lt. Ross Grady

Happy One Year Anniversary

Ashley Hulbert

*Press Release*

Structure Fire District #2

*Press Release*

Structure Fire District #4 

Episode #1

Episode #2

Episode #3

Lockport Fire District Station #1

August 2020 Anniversaries

Scott's Law:

The "Move Over" Law.

Protect Those who Protect Us.!!!

Fire Extinguisher Recall

Information courtesy of  Kidde United Technologies

Website Designed by LTJM

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Website Design by Lt. John Matthews

Election Filing Notice For Immediate Publication:

The Consolidated Election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The Lockport Township Fire Protection District will have one (1) Trustee position open for a six (6) year term. Necessary paperwork may be picked up at the Fire District Office located at 19623 Renwick Rd. Lockport, IL between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning September 22, 2020. The first day to file petitions will be Monday, December 14, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. The last day to file is Monday, December 21, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, please contact:
Ms. Ashley Hulbert
HR/Accounts Payable
(815) 838-3287

Emergency Boardup Rotation Program

The Lockport Fire Protection District has an emergency board up services rotation program to assist in getting emergency board up services to the scene of an incident in a quick and efficient manner.

                                                                  

The program is designed to have a list of board up companies called out by our dispatch service provider on a rotation basis as needed.

 

This list will have a maximum of five (5) companies (based on a first come first served basis of completed application packets) for 2020.

 

The list will be valid for a one (1) year period running on a calendar year basis. The list will be valid from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Please download the district policies applicable to this program and application checklist, complete the forms and submit to the District on or before Dec 18, 2020. Direct packet to:

Ed Rossetto, Deputy Fire Chief (Administration)

Lockport Township Fire Protection District

19623 Renwick Road Lockport, IL 60441

Tell Us How We Are Performing

Take the Lockport Fire

Protection District

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Our Mission

To effectively provide professional, caring emergency service to those in need

with courage, honor, and commitment.

District #2 Full Still
District #4 Full Still
District #2 Full Still
Fire Boat Training
Helping Hands
Barge Rescue
Ambulances #1, #5, #3 and #2
District #4 Full Still
District #4 Full Still
Mutual Aid to EJFPD
Company #2
District #4 Full Still Gas Leak with Fire
Engine #1 at St. #6
District #2 MVA

Our Vision

 

To continually improve our services, through community interaction, progressive training and utilizing the latest technologies.

We will be ready, able and qualified to

respond to all public safety needs.

We move forward and prepare for the futureby being ready

for today and accepting the challenges of  tomorrow.

Our Core Values

 

Integrity, Professionalism, Excellence, Compassion and Service.

In 2019, we responded to 10,134 emergency calls.

Recent Fire Calls

25 Years

Capt. Bill Piper

Battalion Chief Mike Gale

Capt. Dave Izquierdo

23 Years

Lt. Brian Dobczyk

18 Years

FF Tom Fulton

Lt. Jeremiah Gericke

FF Keith Carberry

FF Matt Collier

The Ready Will County Illinois application helps its users, citizens of the Will County, IL, to stay prepared and protect their loved ones should an emergency occur.  Please click on the Will County logo or the link below for more information..

Fire Extinguisher Recall

Information courtesy of  Kidde United Technologies

On September 23rd, 2020 Lockport Fire District placed Special Operations SQUAD #6 in service. This vehicle carries all of the Technical Rescue Team equipment for High Angle, Confined Space, Trench and Structure Collapse Rescues.  It will be housed at Station #6 and respond along with Truck #6 for any Special Operations in the Fire District and when called by any Mutual Aid Departments. This Vehicle replaces a 1990 Fargo Trailer.

The LTFPD is collecting Toys for Tots this Holiday Season. You can drop off toys at all of our fire stations listed below.

Engine Company #1 828 E. 9th Street Lockport IL.

Engine Company #2 1600 Root St, Crest Hill, IL.

Engine Company #3 390 N. Weber Road Romeoville, IL.

Engine Company #4 17400 Bruce Road Lockport, IL.

Engine Company #5 332 O'Hare Dr. Romeoville, IL.

Truck Company #6 19623 Renwick Road Crest Hill, IL.

Congratulations to the New Hires 

Robert Edgeworth

Badge #170

StephenNolan 

Badge #171

Nicholas Moretti

Badge #172

Dustin Vandermeir Badge #173

Wade Libner

Badge #174

Ryan Walsh

Badge #175

The Lockport Township Fire Protection District would like to welcome the new Probationary Firefighter/Paramedics to the ranks. These men will be going through five weeks of training through the Lockport Township Fire District Training Academy before joining their assigned shifts. 

Below are some photos of the Engine Operations training they received in the past few weeks. May they have long and prosperous careers with the LTFD.

Home Heating Tips for the Upcoming Winter Season

Red Shirt Fridays

What is R.E.D. Shirt Friday?  RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.  It is our honor to wear our specially designed red shirts each Friday paying tribute to all our active, retired, and deceased United States Military Members.  We cannot thank them enough for the dedication and sacrifices they make keeping our country and our citizens safe worldwide.

Each Friday watch for the R.E.D. Shirts and let's all remember to honor those who serve us and keep us safe in the greatest country in the world. 

October 2020 Anniversaries

22 Years

Fire Chief John O.Connor

21 Years

Battalion Chief James Grady

15 Years

Lt. Jason Vorrier

FF Scott Campbell

FF Dario Diaz

The Lockport Township Fire District does not solicit funds by phone.

Severe Weather Safety

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year. Although tornadoes are most common in the Central Plains and the southeastern United States, they have been reported in all 50 states.

If you know what to do before, during and after a tornado, you will minimize your risk of injury and increase your chances of survival. You'll also find links to research, past events other topics of interest as well as downloadable safety handouts about thunderstorms, lightning, and tornadoes.

If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of a tornado, please share your story so we can prevent others from becoming a victim. When you write, please note that NWS has permission to use your story and, if possible, let us know the town and state you were in and the year the event took place.

25 Years Ago......1995

100th Anniversary of the Lockport Fire Department

50 Years Ago......1970

75th Anniversary of the Loclport Fire Dep[artment

Carl Munson becomes the !st Paid Fire Chief

22 Paid Men

Fairmont School Fire

Scott's Law:

The "Move Over" Law.

Protect Those who Protect Us.!!!

bFH31X05_400x400.jpg

Be prepared for a disaster in

Will County

The Ready Will County Illinois application helps its users, citizens of the Will County, IL, to stay prepared and protect their loved ones should an emergency occur.  Please click on the Will County logo or the link below for more information..

Fire Extinguisher Recall

Website Designed by LTJM

Administrative Office

Mailing Address & Office Hours

 

Lockport Township Fire

Protection District

19623 W. Renwick Road

Lockport, Illinois 60441-3600

Phone: (815) 838-3287  

FAX: (815) 838-9141  

Monday thru Friday: 

07:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m

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