News about the Fire Department

Overview - Gurnee Fire Department

The fire department currently protects approximately 60,000 people in a 30 square mile area, with a daytime population in excess of 150,000. Areas protected by the fire department are divided between the Village and Fire Protection District, as well as the City of Park City, Illinois.

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Fire Safety Expo 2016: Saturday, May 14th

On Saturday, May 14th, the Gurnee Fire Department will be participating in Fire/Safety Expo 2016, presented by the Lake County Fire Chief's Association. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Parking Lot E (near Value City Furniture) at Gurnee Mills.  Admission is free!

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CPR Classes

Time is just one of the many elements which affects our very existence as well as our way of life. Despite our attempts to remain young, attractive, and healthy, time and the aging process continue forward. Our hearts are by no means an exception to time. Every 32 seconds of every day, an adult life is lost through heart disease.

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Halloween: 2015 Trick-or-Treating on Saturday, October 31st from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, trick-or-treating in the Village of Gurnee will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 2pm-5pm (rather than the typical Sunday before Halloween)

The Village also asks that you be respectful of your neighbors while trick-or-treating--go only to homes of people you know. If you have questions regarding trick-or-treating hours, please contact the Village of Gurnee Police Department at (847) 599-7000. 

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Gurnee Fire Employee of the Year Announced for the Exchange Club of Gurnee

GURNEE, IL – The Gurnee Fire Department Awards Task Force recently convened to review the nomination for the Fire Employee of the Year for the Exchange Club of Gurnee. The Awards Task Force is pleased to announce that Battalion Chief James Pellitteri has been selected as the 2013 Gurnee Fire Employee of the Year. 

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Gurnee Fire Department Earns 2013 Life Safety Achievement Award

GURNEE, IL – The Gurnee Fire Department has been presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for the year 2013 by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) Fire Research and Education Foundation and the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company. The award was announced by Butch Browning, President of the NASFM Fire Research and Education Foundation.

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