The Village of Park Forest, located approximately 30 miles south of Chicago’s Loop, is a diverse community of approximately 24,000. Originally developed as one of the nation’s first planned communities for returning veterans of World War II, Park Forest was incorporated in 1949.
The Village has a stable, council/manager form of government and a proud past with a history of stability, innovation, volunteerism and creativity. Village services and amenities are excellent.
Since 1949, the Fire Department has been serving the citizens of Park Forest with emergency assistance.
We have evolved over the years from solely fire call responses into the wide range of fire, emergency medical and public assistance services our residents have come to expect.
Today, the Park Forest Fire Department employs 40 highly trained and dedicated members who are ready and willing to serve on a moment's notice. They have a diverse range of equipment and vehicles at their disposal to provide top quality service to our residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.