North Park Fire

The North Park Fire Protection District provides fire, rescue, hazard, and emergency medical services to portions of Machesney Park and unincorporated Winnebago County, Illinois. The District serves approximately 18,000 residents covering 15 square miles of suburban residential, commercial, and light industrial occupancies. The district encompasses approximately two miles of the Rock River along with major thoroughfares such as Interstate 39/90 (the Jane Adams Memorial Tollway) and Illinois Route 251. The District includes 6,500 households, 200 commercial structures and six public schools. The department responds to an average of 1,500 calls for service each year.

The North Park Fire Department is comprised of approximately 50 personnel including one full-time fire chief, a part-time administrative assistant, and a combination of part-time and volunteer firefighters. The district is served by three fire stations housing a total of four front-line engines, including one capable of providing urban-wildland interface, one aerial truck, three squads, three command vehicles, one utility vehicle and one boat.

The North Park Fire Department is a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 8 along with 23 other area fire departments, providing apparatus and personnel during large-scale emergencies.


For any information that has not yet been posted, including FOIA, please contact our administration office by emailing anytime or by calling 815-636-3051 (M-TH 6a-11a).

Open burning in Machesney Park

Burning of materials grown on the property which is the site of open burning, such as leaves, tree limbs, or branches and bushes, may be burned only during the months of April (April 1st – 30th) and November (November 1st – 30th) of each year from sun up to 9:00 p.m. All open burning must be attended to at all times, and be controlled burns with safety precautions present such as a fire extinguisher, garden hose, etc.

Outside of open burning months, all yard waste must be removed through garbage collection services by placing your yard waste in an approved container marked with an “X”, using recyclable yard waste bags, or by bundling your sticks and limbs into 3-5 feet bundles.



Pershing Avenue structure fire

Wednesday, March 16, 2016  At 5:36 pm on March 16, North Park Fire was dispatched to a structure fire at 525 Pershing Avenue in Machesney Park. Firefighters from North Park with mutual aid from Harlem Roscoe Fire Department, entered the residence and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.



Lynn C. Ray award

Sunday, March 13, 2016  North Park Fire firefighter Matt Hehn, shown with Ashley Mussay Anderson Virola, was the recipient of the Lynn C. Ray award at the departments annual banquet on March 12.



Car fire on Interstate 90

Sunday, March 6, 2016  At approximately 11:00 am on March 6, North Park Fire Department first responders were dispatched to a fully-engulfed car fire one-half mile north of Riverside Boulevard in the eastbound lane of Interstate 90. Upon arrival, crews quickly extinguished the fire, the cause of which is unknown. The driver was the only person in the vehicle and was unharmed.



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