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 6500 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).

One Vehicle Collision

Saturday, August 15, 2015  At approximately 7:30 am on Saturday, August 15, North Park Fire first responders were dispatched to a one vehicle collision on Interstate 90, just south of the 173 exit. Two people were taken to local area hospitals.



Three Vehicle Collision

Tuesday, August 11, 2015  North Park Fire first responders were dispatched to a three vehicle collision at the intersection of North Second Street and Harlem Road on August 11.



North Park Fire at National Night Out

Tuesday, August 4, 2015  North Park Fire Department personnel at National Night Out in Machesney Park.



Clothes Dry Safety

Wednesday, August 5, 2015  Recent house fires North Park Fire has responded to marks four incidents in the last two months involving a clothes dryer on fire. Two of the fires were contained inside the dryers, one was a commercial unit controlled by a fire sprinkler with substantial smoke and water damage, however today's fire caused substantial damage to the home. Please ensure your dryers have exhaust ducts free of excessive kinks, obstructions or lint. Make sure you clean your lint trap with each use, and insure your vent hoses are not built up and clogged with lint. We really enjoy meeting and interacting with the citizens we serve, but don't want to meet when you have a fire!



Randy Road House Fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015  Marie Vyborny and her Shih Tzu, JoJo, following a fire at her home on Randy Road in Machesney Park on July 29. JoJo alerted the Vyborny's the home was on fire by barking at Marie's husband, Larry, as he slept. Larry then noticed JoJo sniffing the air at which time the home's smoke alarm went off. Larry proceeded to his living room, which was black with smoke, where he was able to power off the home's air conditioning and furnace before being pulled out of the home by first responders as neighbors had called police and fire. After being pulled from his home, Larry was unable to locate JoJo. He was later pulled from the home by North Park Fire Department firefighter's Jason Street and Scott Kline, according to North Park Fire Deputy Chief John Cartwright. JoJo was given oxygen by paramedics, who also checked his vitals, before releasing him back to the Vyborny's.



Electrical Fire Investigation

Saturday, July 25, 2015  North Park Fire personnel respond to an electrical fire on Scott Lane in Machesney Park on July 25.



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