Welcome to the Lockport Township Fire Protection District Web Site. The Lockport Volunteer Fire Department Inc. was established on August 10, 1895 after a catastrophic fire consumed the downtown area of the City of Lockport. After the fire, citizens of that era banded together to form a fire department to combat fires in the city and surrounding areas. The Lockport Township Fire Protection District was established in April of 1956.
Our Fire District is located in the State of Illinois, thirty-five miles southwest of Chicago and serves a population of about 70,000 residents within 39 square miles. We proudly protect the cities of Lockport, Crest Hill, portions of the Village of Romeoville & New Lenox, along with areas of Du Page, Homer, Joliet, Plainfield, Troy, & New Lenox Townships.
The Lockport Township Fire Protection District provides a number of services including Fire Suppression, Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service, Fire Inspection, Fire Investigation, Technical Rescue, Water Rescue and Recovery, Hazardous Materials, and Aircraft Rescue. The Fire District currently has 95 sworn and 10 civilian personnel staffing six fire stations including our Administrative Offices at Fire Station #6. In 2018, we responded to 9,897 calls for assistance, with 7,636 being Emergency Medical requests and 2,261 Fire Responses. We proudly serve our communities and visitors 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We hope that you enjoy our site and find the information that you are seeking.
Fire Chief John O'Connor