News about the Fire Department

Fire Safety Coloring Book

Help your children learn about fire safety with the Fire Safety Educational Coloring Book (PDF, 358KB)!

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The Village of Gurnee has established an Emergency Management Agency to coordinate preparedness, relief, response, and recovery activities for all emergency or disaster situations within the Village. The program has an Emergency Management Agency Coordinator, appointed by the Village Administrator with the approval of the Mayor and Village Board, who meets the program standards and requirements as established by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.

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Print a Cutout of a Gurnee Fire Engine!
Download the PDF and follow the directions to make your own fire engine!

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Fire Department Monthly Report - April 2010

Read about the Fire Department's activities for April 2010.

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Gurnee Fire Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process


GURNEE, IL – Fire Chief Fred N. Friedl III of the Gurnee Fire Department has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing met on March 9, 2010 to officially confer the re-designation upon Chief Friedl. Chief Friedl is one of only 680 CFO’s worldwide.

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Lake County Fire Chief's YouTube Video Contest Award Winner - Mathurshan Vimalesvaran - Warren Township High School

Congratulations to Mathurshan Vimalesvaran from Warren Township High School for his winning video "Crossfire."

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Gurnee Fire Department Receives $149,000 Grant from the Department of Homeland Security

Gurnee, IL – February 1, 2010 - The Department of Homeland Security has awarded the
Gurnee Fire Department (GFD) a $149,000 grant for the purchase of four Cardiac Monitor/Defibrillators and four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) with monitoring capabilities. The grant was announced in the first round of the Fiscal Year 2009 Assistance to

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

GURNEE, IL - August 18, 2009 - The Gurnee Fire Department Awards Task Force recently convened to review the nomination for the Gurnee Fire Employee of the Year for the Breakfast Exchange Club of Gurnee. The Awards Task Force is pleased to announce that Battalion Chief Barry Henby has been selected as the 2008 Gurnee Fire Employee of the Year.

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