600 N. Deerpath Drive Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Phone: (847) 367-5511 Fax: (847) 367-5521
  • Annual Reports

    Annual Reports

    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.

  • Adopt-a-Hydrant


    A community activity that enables residents to take ownership of a fire hydrant within their neighborhood.

  • Use Candles With Care

    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

    Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze

    Begin preparing for the heating season by checking off your list...

  • Chimney Fire Safety

    Chimney Fire Safety

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

  • Learn About Fire Safety with Sparky

    Learn About Fire Safety with Sparky

    Kids...click here to play!

  • Check Us Out on Facebook

    Check Us Out on Facebook

    If you haven't visited us on FB yet, we would love to have you check us out and "like" us! This is a great way to catch up on what's happening in our district, read up on and practice important fire safety tips, and learn about any upcoming events!

  • New ISO Rating

    New ISO Rating

    Learn more here...

  • Census 2020

    Census 2020

    The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the United States as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day). For more information click here.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Learn more on how you can protection yourself...

  • Teaching Fire Safety to Kids

    Teaching Fire Safety to Kids

    Use this fire safety app to teach your kids how to stay safe if there is a fire. Click here for more info.

  • Temporary Open Burning Ordinance

    Temporary Open Burning Ordinance

    Lake County has passed a temporary ordinance allowing open burning in unincorporated Lake County from sunrise to sunset on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ordinance is effective through Dec. 31, 2020.


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 247 other departments internationally and 13 others in Illinois that have achieved similar status.

Countryside has a call volume of over 4,800 calls per year. The District operates out of two stations and has over 80 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