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.

  • 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.

  • 2015 Annual Report

    2015 Annual Report

    We are pleased to present to you a complete review of our 2015 statistics and major accomplishments. Click here to view the report >>>

  • 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...

  • Chimney Fire Safety

    Chimney Fire Safety

    It's important to focus on chimney safety before you start burning your wood. Learn more here.

  • Fireman Tony Awarded the 2017 Lonnie Jackson Fire & Life Safety Education Award

    Fireman Tony Awarded the 2017 Lonnie Jackson Fire & Life Safety Education Award



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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  • 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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