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Message from the Fire Chief
Welcome to the La Grange Fire Department

On behalf of the Officers and members of the La Grange Fire Department, I welcome you to the Fire Department's website.


Established in 1892, the Village of La Grange Fire Department is steeped with pride and rich in tradition.

The Fire Department has a staffing compliment of 19 full-time personnel, Fire Chief and three six-person shifts and a part time administrative secretary. We operate out of a single fire station located at 300 West Burlington Avenue. We provide fire and emergency medical (paramedic) services for all of La Grange on a 24 hours a day, seven days a week basis. We also provide, as well as receive, mutual aid services for several of our surrounding communities.

The members of the La Grange Fire Department are dedicated and committed to providing our residents and the visitors to our community with the best level of service.  Our Mission is VIBRANT, which is an acronym of the words; Valor, Integrity, Bravery, Respect, Adaptable, Nurturing and Teamwork.  Our mission is to provide the citizens and visitors to our community with services that demonstrate those values.  Our vision is FIRE, which is an acronym of the words; Fairness, Involved, Responsive and Excellence.  This is how we strive to be seen by others.

We welcome any questions, concerns or additional information requests regarding the Fire Department. Please feel free to contact the department at 708-579-2338.


Chief Terrence Vavra