Purpose: The purpose of the fire protection district is to engage in the acquisition, establishment, maintenance and operations of fire stations, facilities, vehicles, apparatus and equipment for the prevention, control of fire, and the underwater recovery of drowning victims, provide as nearly adequate protection from fire for lives and the underwater recovery of drowning vicitims, provide as nearly adequate protection from fire for lives and property within the districts as possible and regulate the prevention and control of fire therein.
Authority: 70 ILCS 705/4; 705/11
Contact: Thomas Gilbert
Phone #: 708-478-4600
Composition: (70 ILCS 705/11) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 31) Sec. 11. The board of trustees of any fire protection district incorporated under this Act has the power and it is its legal duty and obligation to provide as nearly adequate protection from fire for all persons and property within the said district as possible and to prescribe necessary regulations for the prevention and control of fire therein. The board of trustees may provide and maintain life saving and rescue equipment, services and facilities, including an emergency ambulance service.