Want To Become A Firefighter? Now is your Chance



Have you considered becoming a firefighter? Do you want to serve the community you live or work in? The North Park Fire Protection District will be starting a recruit academy in early 2017. If you’re interested, please call the office at 815-636-3051 and provide us your mailing address and name so we can send you information regarding our upcoming open house/orientation on December 3rd detailing what it takes to wear the North Park name on your back as a firefighter on our department.

Keep in mind we don’t hire full time firefighters, but there are opportunities to work part-time weekday shifts once you’re experienced enough. We rely solely on our volunteer staffing to cover evenings and weekends. We require that you pass a drug test, Illinois State Police criminal background check, our version of the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test), a written exam and be willing to dedicate yourself to meeting our attendance requirements for training and responses. In return we’ll train you, give you some fantastic opportunities to better yourself and invite you to be a part of the North Park Fire brother and sisterhood.



Congrats To Two Firefighters On NPFD


From the NPFD:

Congrats to Firefighter/EMT Zachary Eitenmiller for earning his Basic Operations Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Operations and Technical Rescue Awareness certifications from the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

Congrats also to Lt. Andrew McFarland for earning his Vehicle Machinery Operations certification as well. Thanks for your hard word and dedication to furthering your education in the fire service.


Rockford Scanner wants to send out a shout out to these men as well. Congratulations! 

See it Send it

MABAS Toned Out For Fire in Loves Park

See it Send it

Around 8 am this morning the Loves Park Fire Department were dispatched to the 6500 block of E Riverside in reference to a structure fire. There are multiple businesses at the structure. They have toned out a MABAS box 12 to the 2nd level and several area fire departments are en route to assist. Still developing.

Update: The fire is in the Hachi Hachi Japanese Express. The state fire marshal is en route to the scene.

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