The La Grange Fire Department is manned 24 hours a day by three shifts, with six professional firefighters in each…More shift. In addition, one firefighter maintains a daytime floating shift during peak periods and while other firefighters are out for injury or vacation.
Two shiny red engines, one ladder truck and two ambulances are parked in the West Burlington Avenue garage. The station is also equipped with a chief car, two command cars and a few staff vehicles.
In addition to responding to emergency calls, the La Grange Fire Department provides courtesy home inspections for residents who are concerned about fire safety. It also throws block parties and holds an annual open house, and the department partners with community organizations for special events and public education.
Chief David Fleege, the La Grange fire chief since 2004, says the mission of the department is to protect the life and property of citizens and visitors of the Village of La Grange from fire and medical emergencies. Chief Fleege came to La Grange after working as the Fire Chief of Wheaton, IL for 21 years.
The La Grange Park Fire Department works out of two fire stations, No. 1, which is this location, and No. 2, at 1010…More East 31st Street.
The fire chief is Dean Maggos, who is head of the La Grange Park Building Department. Also on staff are 49 other State of Illinois certified firefighters and licensed emergency medical technicians who are either full-time or on call.
Maggos' department operates three engines, one ladder truck, two advanced life support-equipped ambulances, one command vehicle and two staff cars.