The Long Grove Fire Protection District (LGFPD) was established as a volunteer program in 1929 and has changed and grown over the years. As the community grew, the department adapted to meet the needs of residents, gradually shifting from all-volunteer to a paid-on-call department, then contract. Today, the department is a combination of full-time sworn members and permanent paid on-premise (PPOP) members.
The Department is overseen by a three-member board of trustees and a three-member board of commissioners. These trustees and commissioners are members of the community who work with the members of the fire department to make a well-rounded organization.
Long Grove Fire Protection District is located at 1165 Old McHenry Rd Long Grove IL, 60047. Our District covers approximately 14 square miles and 12,000 residents. In addition to residential homes, our district provides services to one public elementary school, three private elementary schools, two nursing homes, two assisted living facilities, a large corporate office complex, several religious institutions, four country clubs, and various unique retail establishments. The area covered includes portions of five different villages (Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lincolnshire, and Long Grove), three different townships (Ela, Palatine, and Vernon), and two counties (Lake and Cook).
Our district is unique because of its vast differentials in water supply. In the Lake County areas, our water supply is made up of a combination of dry (drafting) hydrants, limited private water systems, and a small public water system. The Cook County side is connected to a large public water system. These differentials require a diverse fleet of fire apparatus, and make our staff members well-versed in many different types of engineering.