Fire Chief Mark Stewart

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (847) 678-2444

10001 Addison Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131

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EMS Coordinator
Derek Roman
(847) 678-2400
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Fire Prevention
Director Steve Rutz
(847) 671-8798
Fire Prevention

Hazardous Material Team
 BC/PM Chris Ciolino
(847) 678-2400
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Investigations Coordinator
BC Nick Steker
(847) 678-2400
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Public Education Officer
Lt. Tony Tricoci
(847) 678-2400
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Surface Water Rescue Team \ CPR/ AED/ First Aid Coordinator
LT/PM Jeff Mattas
(847) 678-2400
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Technical Rescue Team \ Car Seat Technician
LT/PM  JR Garcia
(847) 678-2400
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Fire Department


We use “firefighter” as a title for what we do in the Fire Department. What we should say is “every emergency response Department!” Our personnel are multi-talented and trained to respond to most any emergency from a fire, to an ambulance call, to a cat in a tree, to a hazardous materials spill, to a terrorist event, or just when someone doesn’t know what to do. Here is a list of what we may run into at any given time: Structure fires, Fire alarm, Ambulance request, Assist our citizens, Police Department or Public Works Department, Car accidents including extrication, train or plane accident, or assist at the airport. Respond to the tollways and expressways, Industrial accidents, Hazardous materials spills or releases, carbon monoxide responses, Technical rescues (high angle, slope rescue, flooding, confined space rescue, trench rescue, collapse rescue), Swiftwater rescue and water rescue, Fire investigations, Terrorism and Disaster response, and Assisting neighboring towns.




We, the members of the Franklin Park Fire Department, are an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the lives and property of our community by providing services directed at the prevention and control of fires, accidents and other emergencies while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness.



Practice Christmas tree safety

Protect your family from a holiday related fire. Practice Christmas tree safety, have an escape plan and test your smoke detectors regularly. Holiday related fires are common and spread rapidly. Click on the video below to see how fast a Christmas tree fire can get out of control 🔥




Keep The Wreath Red

As the holiday season begins, the Franklin Park Fire Department will once again participate in a fire prevention program called “Keep the Wreath Red.” From December 1, 2022, through January 1, 2023, a wreath will be hung at the Franklin Park Fire Department Headquarters, Station 2 located at 10001 Addison and will be illuminated by a string of red lights. Whenever a fire occurs as a result of holiday decorations, a white bulb will replace a red bulb on the wreath. 

“Keep the Wreath Red” serves as a visual reminder to all residents of Franklin Park to take additional safety precautions during the holiday season.  The most important thing residents can do is have a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector and test them regularly.

The following are some precautions to help make this holiday season a safe one:

Christmas Trees

  • When displaying a live tree, cut about two inches off the trunk, then mount it in a sturdy stand with widespread legs.  Make sure there is enough room around the trunk so you can fill it with water.  For larger trees, use thin wire or fishing line to fasten it to a wall or the ceiling to prevent it from toppling over.
  • Keep your tree away from fireplaces or other heat sources. Ensure that it is out of the way of traffic and does not block doorways.
  • Most importantly, remember to keep it watered.  

Holiday Decorations

  • Do not overload extension cords.
  • When decorating, make sure that all electrical light cords are not frayed or split.
  • Test lights before putting them on the tree.
  • Before using lights outdoors, check labels to be sure they have been certified for outdoor use. To hold lights in place, string them through plastic hooks or insulated staples, not nails or tacks.
  • Plug outdoor electric decorations into circuits with ground fault circuit interrupters. 
  • Turn off all holiday lights when you go to bed or leave the house. 
  • Make sure outdoor lights are used outdoors and indoor lights are used indoors, taking special care to ensure they are UL-Listed.


  • Use candle holders that are sturdy and won’t tip over easily.
  • Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
  • Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
  • Don’t burn a candle all the way down – put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container.
  • Never use a candle if you use oxygen in your home.
  • Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage.  Never use candles.  
  • Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed.  Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
  • Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle.  Keep matches and lighters up high and out of children’s reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • Use battery operated candles instead of fire burning candles to ensure safety when possible.

For more information, please contact the Franklin Park Fire Department at (847) 678-2400.




Help us help you!

 If a fire happens, we need to locate and hook up to a fire hydrant quickly. But with so many buried under snow, this can hinder our efforts losing valuable time trying to locate and dig them out. We are out digging out our fire hydrants, but if you help it can make a big difference! Thank you for helping us and maybe even helping to save someone's home ! Stay warm and safe out there!



You can't be too safe out there.

 While we are out shoveling the hydrants, use these safety tips to protect your back and your heart (and your hands!) while shoveling or snow blowing.



The Franklin Park Fire Department reminds you to be fire smart.

A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly.

- Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source.

- Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
Source: U.S. Fire Administration



Check your Carbon Monoxide Detectors!
Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the "invisible killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Remember to test your CO alarms monthly.
(Source: FEMA)



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