In 2019, we responded to 10,136 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.
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.
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
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Lt. Ryan Lane,
Capt. David Izquierdo,
BC William Blaskey
Chief John O'Connor on your recent promotions in rank.
Lockport Fire Photo
New Engine #2 &
Lockport Fire Photos
New Ambulance #2 have arrived!!!!!!
Lockport Fire Photo
Both units should be in full service within the month.
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