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: 

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Click on the Police Agencies that serve our Fire District.

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Quick Resources

In 2019, we responded to 10,136 emergency calls.

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if there is a fire in my home?

Exit immediately, do not attempt to save belongings. Get everyone outside and stay together. Call 911 from a neighbor's house.

What happens when you call 911?

Many 911 call centers follow protocols that guide callers through a sequence of questions to quickly obtain information necessary for dispatching the right responders to the right location. Call-takers may also provide instructions about what to do until help arrives. Even though protocols are designed to help call-takers reassure callers and take charge of the situation, the experience can be stressful for a 911 caller who is not accustomed to dealing with emergencies. When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:
 

  • The location of the emergency, including the street address, and room/apartment number, if you’re in a large building

  • The phone number you are calling from

  • The nature of the emergency

  • Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency


Remember, the call-taker’s questions are important to get the right kind of help to you as quickly as possible. Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 centers can tell you exactly what to do until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR. Do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to do so.

Why does a fire truck come to my house when I called for an ambulance?

The first reason is having enough staffing to take care of the patient.  All of our firefighters are also trained as paramedics.  There are two firefighter/paramedics on the ambulance and typically two to three personnel on the fire engine/truck.  Many times when someone is very sick they need advanced life support (ALS) care.  ALS treatment includes starting Intravenous (IV) fluids, monitoring cardiac rhythms, providing oxygen, administering medications, possibly performing CPR, and/or defibrillating a patient.  National standards recommend four personnel for ALS incidents. 

The next reason to have extra personnel from the fire engine/truck has to do with helping to safely move the patient to the ambulance.  Most people that are so sick that they need an ambulance need to be carried on a cot.  If the bedroom is on the second floor, or if there are steps outside the house, it may take more than two people to safely get the patient down the steps. 

The third reason for sending a fire engine/truck on an ambulance call is if the closest ambulance is busy and unavailable.  Again, the people on the fire engine/truck are also paramedics and carry the same ALS medical equipment as an ambulance, and they can begin care before the ambulance arrives.

Put a FREEZE on Winter Fires

Information courtesy of the NFPA

Congratulations to

(Left to Right)

Lt. Ryan Lane,

Capt. David Izquierdo,

BC William Blaskey

and

Chief John O'Connor on your recent promotions in rank.

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New Engine #2 &

Lockport Fire Photos

New Ambulance #2 have arrived!!!!!!

Lockport Fire Photo

Both units should be in full service within the month.

Lockport Chamber

of Commerce

Fire Fighter

of the Year

The Lockport Chamber of Commerce 1st Responder Recognition Ceremony honored Lt. Dan Mullner along with his wife Becky, an ER Nurse at Silver Cross Hospital, received the Firefighter of the Year Award for saving the life of a 2 year old girl who was drowning in a pool while they were on vacation in Southern Illinois. LTFPD Congratulates Dan and Becky!!!!

Lockport Love & LTFPD

 

 

Off duty members and family participated in Lockport Love on December 14th.

Santa was escorted by Lockport Fire, Lockport Police, Homer Fire and members of the

American Legion Post 18.

The event was organized by Lockport Love, a nonprofit that benefits local families in need. @ Lockport, Illinois

LTFPD & Local #1544

Toy Donation to SOS Childrens Village

Lockport Company #4 making a special delivery of toys to the SOS Children's Village (Lockport) 12/17/2019. Special recognition to FF Gritsuk (picture) for organizing this event. All toys delivered today were donated by members of Lockport Fire and collected at our annual department family Christmas party.

Live fire training December 16th & 18th 2019

Special thank you to Chief Zlomie, Deputy Chief Friddle and the Wilmington FPD for the  invitation for this invaluable training opportunity.

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

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