The Lockport Fire Foundation was established on October 31st, 2002. The purpose for which the foundation was formed is to foster, encourage, and promote the purposes of the Lockport Township Fire District by providing financial assistance to the institution for the support of its public service functions and programs being charitable, scientific, recreational or educational. We have worked in partnership with Lockport Township Park District, the Dellwood Foundation and several businesses in the Fire District and the surrounding area to purchase equipment to assist the Fire District in its operation for all our residents.
Fire Foundation Directors and Voting Members are:
Fire Commissioner Patricia Burnett, President
Mr. Ray Soliman, Vice President
Ms. Char Kocik, Treasurer
Fire Commissioner Rudy Jezek, Secretary
Mr. Thomas Drake
Fire Foundation Honorary Members are:
Retired Fire Chief David Skoryi
Retired Deputy Chief John Kure
Battalion Chief Michael Gale
Retired Fire Fighter Donald Randich
Ms. Kim Golob
Some of the equipment purchased are:
8/2005: John Deere Gator: A four-wheel drive vehicle that is able to reach medical or other emergencies where conventional ambulances or other emergency equipment cannot go. The unit is equipped with ALS Medical equipment and is staffed by two Fire Fighter/Paramedics. This unit is used for several events including Civil War Days at Dellwood Park, the Canal Days Parade, and access along the paths of the I & M Canal. It is also used for Lockport Township High School Football Games and other sporting events.
8/2006: Station #5 property at 332 O'Hare Drive
9/2007: Back-up Cameras for the Fire District Ambulances
11/2007: A Bronze Plaque for the old Lockport Volunteer Fire Station on State St. commemorating the years of service 1939-1959.
12/2007: An anonymous donation from a private citizen for the request to purchase a cardiac monitor for Ambulance #2.
11/2008: A bronze Fire Helmet & a Tribute Walk to remember our Lockport Township Fire Fighters killed in the line of duty & for all the men and women who have proudly served with the LTFPD & the Lockport Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Click here to order a Tribute Walkway Brick
Five (5) Child Safety seats used in our six Fire District Ambulances
For more information about the Lockport Fire Foundation or to order a brick for the Tribute Walk at Fire Station #6, please contact Pat Burnett at