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.
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!!!!
LTFPD Welcomes 8 new Firefighter/Paramedics
The Lockport Township Fire District would like to welcome eight new Firefighter/Paramedics to its ranks. These Probationary FF's started there careers on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at Station #6. They will be going though the LTFPD Rookie Academy for the next five weeks. After that they will hit the streets and put their knowledge and training to use to help the citizens and visitors of the fire district in an emergency. Left to right: Dylan Duncan, Zach Toepper, Blake Becker, Micheal Wolski, Josh Blaskey, Joshua Jelm, Griffith Legler and Ashley Davis. Good Luck and may you enjoy long and safe careers.
Junk Vehicles Wanted
Do you have an old car that is taking up space in your
garage or driveway?
Consider donating your old vehicle to the Lockport Township Fire District. Vehicles can be donated in any condition. Vehicles can either be dropped off at the fire department or towed from your location at no cost.
The Fire District works in cooperation with a local tow company to use various cars during the year for vehicle extrication skills training.
You will receive a donation letter that can be used towards a possible tax deduction.
For more information on donating your vehicle, please contact the Fire District's Training Division at 815/838/3287
The "Move Over" Law.
Protect Those who Protect Us.!!!
Home Fire Campaign
The Lockport Township Fire Protection District has partnered with the American Red Cross in their nationwide Home Fire Campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25% by the end of 2019. We’ll do this by:
Providing Fire Safety Education at your home
Assisting residents in making a Fire Escape Plan
Install the appropriate number smoke detectors in your home based on it’s size/design.
This service is provided free of charge to all Lockport Township Fire District residents. Please complete and submit the form below and a member of the fire department will contact you to schedule a home visit. Please click on the e-mail below to fill out a form:
New Text-to-9-1-1 Videos for the Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing and Speech Disabled Communities
NENA is pleased to announce three newly released Text-to-9-1-1 Videos for the Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing and Speech Disabled Communities
Three videos about Text-to-9-1-1 have been created for Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities nationwide. These videos were developed as a joint effort between the NENA Public Education Sub-Committee and the NENA Accessibility Committee and were produced by the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services with support from NENA.
Each video is in ASL (American Sign Language), captioned, and includes voice over narration and audio descriptions. These videos explain how text‑to‑9‑1‑1 works in areas that have the service and also in those areas where it is currently not available.
Please help us distribute these videos by sharing with your 9-1-1 community partners and encouraging them to distribute to their local organizations with these audiences.
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..
Winter Weather Safety
Information courtesy of NOAA
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Information courtesy of the NFPA
25 Years Ago......1994
......Director of Training position established.
.......Quint #1129 delivered 1993 E-One/Hush 75' 1500/500.
......Truck #1119 (#13) 1968 Ford.ALF sold.
......Engine #1113 (#10) 1981 Pierce Arrow sold.
Ambulance Assist Program established.
......LTFPD annexes the Broken Arrow Subdivision in Homer Township.
50 Years Ago......1969
......Original Six Lieutanents Promoted.
Call Julie: 5 Steps To Safer Digging.
Call 811 or illinois1call.com
FF Douglas Sweeney
FF Bethany Scaletta
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.
Safety Tips: Smoke Alarms
NFPA videos can help you and your community learn about the importance of installing and maintaining working smoke alarms.
Safety messages about smoke alarms
Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.
Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires. Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about smoldering fires. It is best to use of both types of alarms in the home.
A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.
Information courtesy of the National Fire Protection Agency
Fire Extinguisher Recall
Information courtesy of Kidde United Technologies
Text to 9-1-1
For anyone who needs help immediately, but can’t talk to a 911 dispatcher, there’s a new option starting Thursday, October 15, 2015 in Will County. “9-1-1: Call if you can, Text if you can’t”, is the new message being announced as the Will County 9-1-1 System introduces Text-to 9-1-1 Service, said Caryn DeMarco, Will County 9-1-1 Public Education Manager. DeMarco stated, “Voice Calls to 9-1-1 are still the best and fastest way to contact 9-1-1.”
Will County 9-1-1 is offering text-to-911 service for anyone within the county. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile customers can text their exact location and the nature of their emergency to 911 and a dispatcher will respond.
There are about 6,100 emergency call centers in the United States. However, Steve Figved, Chief Administrator of the Will County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone Service, says that only about 360 of them provide the text-to-911 service.
“That puts Will County in the very enviable position of being one of the 5 percent of 911 centers in the United States that are providing this service to its citizens -- those who live, work, and visit Will County.” Figved said, “The Will County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board is pleased to offer this service for those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired so they can communicate with emergency services in their main form of communication.
Text messages can take longer to send or receive, so Emergency Telephone System officials say that calling 911 is still the best option. DeMarco wants to ensure that the County’s large community of wireless customers understands how to use texting to 9-1-1 in an emergency. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make a voice call, DeMarco says to remember these steps;
· Know your Location – Text your exact location
· Text what you need – Text what emergency help in needed – Police, Fire, Emergency Medical.
· Be Clear – Send a short message without abbreviations or slang.
· Stay Calm – Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.
“Text only if you cannot get through by voice,” DeMarco says. Text to 9-1-1 should only be used in an emergency situation, when someone is unable to speak; for instance, if the caller is deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech impaired, or when speaking out loud would put the caller in danger.
According to DeMarco: “This capability can be critical for residents when they have an emergency and are not able to speak — either because it is not safe, you are in danger if you speak, or you are disabled — or if cell service capability is not available but text service is.”
Figved also indicated that, similar to fake 911 calls, pranksters who text a hoax to 911 will be prosecuted. Prank texters can be located.
Will County 9-1-1 is among the first jurisdictions in the Chicago suburbs to adopt the text-to-911 program.
Emergency Notification System
By enrolling in the Smart Message - Community Alert Network, you can now stay connected by receiving up to the minute Emergency Alerts from local officials regarding immediate or pending threats to public safety or property, where immediate notification is necessary. Examples include evacuation recommendations, boil orders, water main breaks, and crime alerts.
You can enroll in this emergency notification system thru the Will County Emergency Management Agency by following the below link and then clicking on "Enroll Here" on the right.
Emergency Board Up Rotation Program
The Lockport Township Fire Protection District has adopted an emergency board up service 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 new list will have a maximum of five (5) companies on the list and will be valid for a one (1) year period running on a calendar year basis. The list will be valid from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
If your company would be interested in applying to be on our rotation program, please use this email address: