The department's goal is to provide the highest quality of emergency service through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs, to promote community awareness and participation in fire prevention and disaster preparedness.

Spring Safety Tips

Spring is officially here, that means it's time to pull out those cleaning supplies, declutter the house, & spruce up the yard. While spring cleaning gives you an opportunity to get your home in order you should also focus on tasks that improve the safety of your home. Fires can occur when you least expect, but you can prevent them by following safety guidelines:

  1. We can’t stress enough the importance of working smoke detectors in your home, so if you forgot to replace your smoke detector batteries last month when you changed the clocks ahead, please take a few minutes to do so.
  2. Take time to go through the attic, basement, or cluttered closets and donate, recycle, and/or throw away any unneeded, accumulated items such as newspapers, magazines, packaging, boxes, and clothing, all of which become potential fire hazards when stored in large quantities.
  3. Often overlooked, not cleaning the clothes dryer vent can pose a significant fire hazard. When the highly combustible lint accumulates, it reduces the airflow, which can increase the temperature enough to ignite it! The proper steps to cleaning your vent can be found here. You can also reduce the likelihood of a clothes dryer fire by vacuuming inside of the lint trap and checking for lint and debris (like all of those missing socks!) around and beneath the dryer.
  4. Check all electrical cords, especially extension cords used outside, for any possible damage. Be sure to inspect the plugs, and length of the cord for any cuts, breaks, or strains. Extension cords that spend time outside are more susceptible brittleness and cracking, even more so if regularly exposed to direct sunlight. If the insulation is damaged or there are wires visible, replace them right away as they are in danger of creating a short, which can easily start a fire.
  5. Test all windows, not only to ensure that their locks are working properly, but that they can be quickly and easily opened from the inside, should you need to use one as an emergency exit.
  6. Also examine all doors that lead to the outside, making sure that they seal completely and that all locks and deadbolts are working properly. Not only is having a secure home important; with warmer months already on their way, even a small gap around a door will make your air conditioner have to work harder. This not only affects your comfort, but can significantly increase your electric bill.
  7. Large bushes and hedges that are close to the house can provide burglars with an easy hiding spot or a means for easier entry through a window, trimming them regularly can help reduce this risk. Also increased visibility to your home’s address makes it easier for first responders to identify your house when seconds count.
  8. If you haven’t been grilling all winter, make sure inspect the fuel line, and propane tank for any damage, or leaks. Also be sure to fully secure the propane tank and fuel line connection before using.
  9. While cleaning, keep all chemicals and hazardous cleaning materials out of reach of children and animals; it is equally important that they are stored properly, under lock and key, when not in use.
  10. When working with, or disposing of, and potentially hazardous chemicals, never use the same container to mix them, which could cause a deadly reaction and check with your local municipality for disposal programs, or instructions on proper disposal methods.

Lemont Fire District is participating in the "Be Alarmed" Smoke Alarm Installation Campaign

"Be Alarmed!" is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The program distributes fire safety education materials and Ionization smoke alarms with a 10-year concealed battery to fire departments in the state of Illinois. The fire departments then deliver the education and install smoke alarms in homes within their communities while recording data for reporting purposes. Both the educational materials and smoke alarms are provided to fire departments at no cost as a result of funding from both the IFSA and OSFM with additional assistance from Kidde and Menards. The program seeks to:

  1. Educate Illinois residents, young and old, on home fire safety and prevention methods
  2. Reduce the number of fire-related injuries in Illinois
  3. Reduce the number of fire-related deaths in Illinois
  4. Identify the reason for non-working smoke alarms in Illinois homes.
  • According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), working smoke alarms are the key to saving lives from fire. 
  • Fire can grow and spread through a home in a matter of minutes. The advance warning provided by smoke alarms can be essential to saving lives. 
  • In fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate, 46% of the smoke alarms had missing or disconnected batteries NFPA's "Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires" ~Sept. '15
  • Three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (38%) or no working smoke alarms (21%)  NFPA's "Smoke Alarms in U.S. Home Fires" ~Sept. '15

The smoke alarms received from the “Be alarmed! Program are for homeowners only, landlords must supply and install their own smoke alarms for their tenants.

If you are a homeowner and in need of smoke alarms for your residence, please contact the Lemont Fire Protection Bureau at 630.257.0191 or email sdominik@lemontfire.com for scheduling of installation.

Small Business Fire Sprinkler Incentives Tax Reform Info

2018 Edition – revised January 29, 201822020018 Edition revised January 29, 2018
Now is the time to invest in your fire sprinkler system or retrofit your building with lifesaving and property conserving protection.

In December, Congress passed the most sweeping tax reform legislation since 1986. Included in this legislation (P.L. 115-97) are two provisions that will greatly incentivize the installation of fire sprinklers. The National Fire Sprinkler Association appreciates the efforts and work that happened for 14+ years prior to this passage that allowed fire sprinklers to be included. A special thank you to Congressman Jim Langevin, who has championed this inclusion since the beginning as a result of the Station Nightclub fire being in his district. We also thank all of our fire service partners – Congressional Fire Services Institute, International Fire Chiefs Association, International Fire Fighters Association, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Fire Protection Association, Common Voices, National Volunteer Fire Council, Security Industry Association, Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and many others. We will work with stakeholders to gain additional clarifications in regards to IRS interpretations as this is put into use. Encourage owners to work with their tax expert for their specific situation.

The fire sprinkler incentives are:

Small Business Section 179 Expensing
Previously qualified small businesses were allowed to fully expense purchases such as computers, equipment and light duty vehicles up to an annual cap of $500,000. Under the new law Congress has added fire protection as an eligible expenditure under section 179 of the tax code. Congress also increased the cap to $1 million as the amount that a small business can deduct in a single year. This provision applies only to commercial structures and cannot be used for retrofitting sprinklers into residential structures. However, critical occupancies such as entertainment venues could easily be done under this provision. This change is also a permanent law and unlike section 13201 is not gradually phased out over time. In order to help our members and interested stakeholders fully understand this new tax law, we have created a few examples.  

Fire sprinklers save lives, property, water, money, the environment, and on and on. Keep your patrons safe, keep your business running and limit your liability. 

Example 1: Nightclub Retrofit
7,500 square-foot assembly occupancy
Cost to install fire sprinklers = $6.00/sq. ft
Total $45,000
Assuming this is owned by a small business, under 179 they could fully expense the cost. The 179 change is permanent law and is not subject the phase out.
Current Law: you are depreciating over a 39-year period

Example 2: Bowling Alley
20,000 square-foot assembly occupancy
Cost to install fire sprinklers = $4.50/sq.ft.
Total $90,000
Same as Example 1
Note: These are specific examples of actual buildings in various locations around the country. The actual cost is impacted by many variables, including the region of the country. Please reach out to NFSA or find a member on our website to assist in your particular situation and for a quote specific to your building and region.

NFSA encourages business and industry owners to contact their tax professionals and refer them to the changes in Section 179 of the recently passed tax reform legislation (P.L. 115-97).

If you have a question about a building type that is not shown or additional questions about those that are listed, please reach out to us by contacting Vickie Pritchett, Director of Outreach & Government Relations at 443-569- 9506 or via email at pritchett@nfsa.org.

My Medical Information

The Lemont Fire Protection District is pleased to provide FREE My Medical Information kits to the senior citizens, those with special needs, and others within the District that may need them.
The kits consist of a red plastic pouch with a magnetic back and are intended to be attached to an individual's refrigerator. Inside the pouch is a cardboard pamphlet that an individual can use to write down his or her personal information, emergency contacts, medications, allergies, medical conditions, and advanced directives. Paramedics can then use this vital information when providing emergency care.

To obtain your FREE My Medical Information kit, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at (630) 257-0191 or fpb@lemontfire.com. Provide your name and mailing address, and a kit can be mailed to you. You may also stop by Station One, located at 15900 New Ave, Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 to pick one up.

Members Receive Annual Employee Recognition Awards

In March of 2019, The Board of Trustees and Fire Chief held 3 shift luncheons recognizing district members with years of service with the Lemont Fire District. Each member that hit a milestone was awarded a years of service pin. Congratulations to all the recipients.


Firefighter of the Year

Lieutenant Dave Spivak was named firefighter of the year by the Lemont Chamber of Commerce in the community's Best of Lemont awards. Dave has worked for the department since 1997 and has had the rank of lieutenant since 2015.

Spivak has also served as Local IAFF 3966 Union President since 2008 and has established an outstanding relationship between the firefighters, Trustees and Chief administration. He has also formed great friendships with a lot of local business owners when collaborating on community projects.

Either organizing or actively participating in various fundraisers like MDA; Fill The Boot and training with LHS' Special Olympics team Spivak always exemplifies an "All Out Effort with an All In Attitude,"

Congratulations Dave

Consolidated Election

Lemont Fire District Customer Service Surveys

The Lemont Fire Protection District takes great pride in the service we provide to the community and we are constantly seeking ways to improve our performance. To assist us, we ask that you evaluate our level of performance by completing a short survey for the particular service you received.

Request A Tour

To request a tour of the Fire Station, contact Sandy at (630) 257-0191 or you can email her at sdominik@lemontfire.com

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Fires in the U.S.

In 2016, there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,390 civilian deaths, 14,650 civilian injuries, and $10.6 billion in property damage.

  • 475,500 were structure fires, causing 2,950 civilian deaths, 12,775 civilian injuries, and $7.9 billion in property damage.
  • 173,000 were vehicle fires, causing 280 civilian fire deaths, 1,075 civilian fire injuries, and $933 million in property damage.
  • 662,500 were outside and other fires, causing 85 civilian fire deaths, 650 civilian fire injuries, and $1.4 billion in property damage.

The 2016 U.S. fire loss clock a fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds.

  • One home structure fire was reported every 90 seconds.
  • One civilian fire injury was reported every 34 minutes.
  • One civilian fire death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes.
  • One outside and other fire was reported every 48 seconds.
  • One highway vehicle fire was reported every 3 minutes 2 seconds. NFPA Statistics 

America's #1 Disaster Threat

Home fires kill more Americans than earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados combined.

Home fires occur every 85 seconds and cause massive harm each day:

  • 7 people die
  • 36 people are injured
  • $18 million in damage to homes

The Lemont Fire Protection District provides Life Safety services to you and your family

  • Fire Suppression
  • Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
  • Specialized Technical Rescue Teams - Dive, Aerial, Confined Space, Trench
  • Cause and Origin & Arson Investigation Team
  • Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Inspection & Public Education
  • Hazardous Materials Services

The Lemont Fire District protects an area of approximately 40 square miles and serves the Village of Lemont along with portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, & Homer Glen.

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Safety information

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) offers free, non-commercial information about the lifesaving benefits of installing fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes. Learn more at www.HomeFireSprinkler.org Help children learn about fire safety and the basics of home fire sprinkler protection at www.SprinklerSmarts.org

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Learn Hands-Only CPR to help save the life of a loved one

Lemont Fire District is encouraging the public to learn the American Heart Association’s “Hands-Only CPR.” This simple way of performing CPR has proven to be very easy to do and effective for the victim. Hands-Only CPR does not require mouth-to-mouth and simplifies the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation process for an adult in cardiac arrest.

The American Heart Association has found Hands-Only CPR to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work, or in the public - doubling or even tripling a victim’s chance of survival.

Since 80% of cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings, learn these simple steps for performing Hands-Only CPR to possibly help save the life of a loved one:

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • Place hands, one on top of the other, in the center of the person's chest.
  • Begin compressions, pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest.
  • Keep doing compressions until help arrives.

Visit the American Heart Association's website at www.heart.org/handsonlycpr to watch their Hands-Only CPR instructional video.                                    

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