600 N. Deerpath Drive Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 367-5511 Fax: (847) 367-5521
  • Respond, Solve Problems, Be Nice

    Respond, Solve Problems, Be Nice

    The Countryside Fire Protection District dedicates its activities to the preservation of human life and the conservation of property.

  • Open Burning Regulations

    Open Burning Regulations

    Find regulations as to whether or not burning of yard waste is allowed as well as what can be burned and when.

  • Be Safe Halloween

    Be Safe Halloween

    Follow these safety tips for a spooktacular Halloween!

  • Car Seat Inspections

    Car Seat Inspections

    Visit one of our stations to have your car seat inspected by one of our certified car seat technicians.

  • Lightning Safety

    Lightning Safety

    Lightning strikes can't be prevented, but precautions can be taken.

  • Smoke Signals Poster Contest

    Smoke Signals Poster Contest

    Participants please click here for more details on poster contest.

  • Smoke Signals Video Contest

    Smoke Signals Video Contest

    Participants please click here for more details on video contest.

  • Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov. 6th: Change Your Clock/Change Your Battery

    Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov. 6th: Change Your Clock/Change Your Battery

    Get ready to "fall back" and change your clocks and change your batteries! For more tips on how to maintain your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home click here.

  • Carbon Monoxide Safety

    Carbon Monoxide Safety

    CO is called the invisible killer because the gas cannot be seen or smelled. Take action to stay safe from CO poisoning. Learn more...


Proudly Serving Vernon Hills, Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Indian Creek and Unincorporated Areas of Lake County Since 1959

  • General Information

    We provide fire and emergency medical services to over 24 square miles of Lake County, Illinois.

  • Operations and Staff

    We meet the challenges of our mission by taking a proactive approach to providing emergency response and prevention activities.

  • Safety Tips

    Check out the following safety tips for valuable safety information.

  • Community Programs

    The following programs exist to promote fire and life safety throughout the District.

The District has been accredited since 1998 by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, part of the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Accreditation is an assessment process that uses benchmarks to measure the delivery of fire and emergency services to a community with the ultimate goal of providing continuous quality improvement and improved service to the community. Being accredited makes Countryside a member of an elite group of less than 190 other departments internationally and 12 others in Illinois that have achieved similar status.

Countryside has a call volume of over 4,100 calls per year. The District operates out of two stations and has over 82 full-time, part-time, contract, and volunteer personnel.

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  • From the Chief

    As the Fire Chief of the Countryside Fire Protection District, I am proud and honored to have the opportunity of being at the helm of this great organization and serving you in the area where I grew up.

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  • Yellow Dot Program

    The Illinois Yellow Dot Program is a statewide initiative designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers.

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  • CPR and Training Classes

    Countryside offers a variety of American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid classes

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  • Contact Information

    Countryside Fire Protection District
    600 North Deerpath Drive
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    Phone: (847) 367-5511
    Fax: (847) 367-5521

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