News about the Fire Department

Village of Gurnee Employees Receive Illinois American Legion 2009 Department Award

GURNEE, IL - July 16, 2009 - Two Village of Gurnee employees – Battalion Fire Chief Barry Henby and Police Officer Michael Young – have been awarded the prestigious Illinois American Legion 2009 Department Award for work in each of their respective areas.

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History of Gurnee Fire Department from 1948 - 1978 by Chief Sam Dada

The year of 1948 was an eventful year for the Gurnee Fire Department. I joined the department on February 17, 1948.

At that time Charles Hook was Chief of the Department.

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Warren Student Receives YouTube Video Contest Award

On Wednesday, February 25th at the Independence Grove Visitors Center, the Lake County Fire Chiefs Public Education Team hosted the first "YouTube Video Contest Awards Ceremony."

High school students throughout Lake County submitted fire safety videos that were judged for fire safety and burn prevention messages. Warren High School freshman Mathurshan Vimalesvaran was the recipient of the First Place Award. Click here to view the video!

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What are the office hours for the Village Hall and other facilities?

Office hours vary by department and building. Please visit for a listing of each department's office hours. 

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