The Countryside Fire Protection District dedicates its activities to the preservation of human life and the conservation of property.
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.
Winter Holiday Safety
Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season!
Christmas Tree Safety
Follow these basic safety guidelines to help prevent electrical and fire hazards related to the use of Christmas trees.
Car Seat Inspections
Visit one of our stations to have your car seat inspected by one of our certified car seat technicians.
Use Candles With Care
A candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. Learn to use candles with care...
Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze
Begin preparing for the heating season by checking off your list...
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
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
Each year CFPD publishes an Annual Report detailing the department's various divisions, highlights and accomplishments achieved by its dedicated members, as well as CFPD's community involvement, Click here to view a copy of the latest year end report.
FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO OVER 24 SQUARE MILES OF LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Proudly Serving Vernon Hills, Long Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Indian Creek and Unincorporated Areas of Lake County Since 1959
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.