Possible alternatives for health care besides the Emergency Rooms in our area:
CVS MinuteClinic – Lockport
16760 West Division Street Lockport, Illinois 60441
DuPage Medical Group – Express Care
1206 E. 9th St. Lockport Illinois 60441
CVS MinuteClinic – Crest Hill
3200 Caton Farm Rd
Crest Hill, Illinois 60403
Self Quarantine Tips
In 2019, we responded to 10,134 emergency calls.
To effectively provide professional, caring service to those in need
with courage, honor, and commitment.
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.
During these times you can rest knowing that we are prepared and ready to respond to any emergency.
Our care, professionalism, performance will continue to be outstanding no matter what.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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