Everyone needs to know about calling 911 in an emergency. But children in particular need specifics about what an emergency is. Asking your child, "What would you do if we had a fire in our house?" or "What would you do if you saw someone trying to break in?" gives you a chance to discuss what constitutes an emergency and what should be done if one occurs. Role playing is an especially good way to address various emergency scenarios and give your child the confidence he or she will need to handle them.


Station 51 - Headquarters
115 Schelter Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
847/634-2572 (fax)
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Station 52
855 Saunders
Riverwoods, IL 60015
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Station 53
671 Woodlands Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District is located 30 miles north of Chicago and serves a 16 square mile suburban area that includes the majority of the Villages of Lincolnshire and Riverwoods along with portions of the Villages of Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Prairie View and Unincorporated areas of Lake County, Illinois. The District protects residential, mercantile, office, warehouse, and industrial property. The District currently staffs three fire stations, 24 hours a day.

We also protect 50 buildings that range from 3 – 6 stories in height and many large area buildings that range from 800 thousand to 1 million square feet. A new development known as the Sedgebrook Retirement Community has currently completed and inhabited four (4) five story interconnected residential buildings that are attached to a five story parking garage and a 2 story community center. This is only phase one of a development that when built out will contain fifteen (15) five to seven story interconnected residential buildings with multiple community centers, elevated parking garages, and a population of almost 2000 elderly residents.

Critical infrastructure within the District includes a commuter and freight rail line, a major petroleum and natural gas pipeline, several cellular phone towers, multiple water storage and distribution systems, a major telephone switching station, and electrical distribution. We also protect the O’Hare Airport Vortex (transponder for air traffic control on a primary flight pattern), portions of the Des Plaines River and the Tri State Tollway, the Sedgebrook Retirement Community, and one of the largest high schools in the state (Stevenson HS – population 5500), and a College of Lake County Campus. In our secondary response area we assist a border fire department in protecting the Chicagoland Executive Airport.

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The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District is dedicated to providing extraordinary SERVICE to those in need, through the highest levels of professional COMPETENCY, doing all things with INTEGRITY while focusing on providing exceptional VALUE.

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Below you will find a link that you can click to open up a viewable copy in PDF format of our Annual Report. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this file. If you do not have that program it can be downloaded for free by Clicking Here.

Click Here to open our 2011 Annual Report

Click Here to open our 2008 Annual Report

Click Here to open our 2007 Annual Report           



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Barbara LaPiana, President
Kurt Schmitke, Treasurer
William Genell, Secretary



David Schaper
Margaret Cucci
Thomas Mastandrea


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