to the Home of the Fox River Grove Fire Fighters Association.
This web site
is intended to provide information about the Fire Department and
announcements of upcoming events.
Fox River Grove is located in McHenry County approximately 40 miles
northwest of Chicago. The Fox River Grove Fire Department is a separate
entity from the Village of Fox River Grove and provides Fire, Rescue
and Advanced Life Support ambulance services. The Fire Department has
two stations and proudly protects approximately 9,000 residents in an
area of about 8 square miles covering the Village of Fox River Grove,
portions of Barrington Hills and surrounding unincorporated areas of
The Fire Department staffs one station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with a minimum of 3 personnel. Department personnel are made up of 6 full-time Paramedic/Firefighters and 40 “Paid-on-Call” members consisting of 17 Paramedic/Firefighter and 23 EMT/Firefighters. All members are trained under the State of Illinois Certified Firefighter program and the McHenry Western Lake County Emergency Medical System. Personnel are required to minimally achieve and maintain a Certified Firefighter Level II and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) status.
In 2011, the Fox River Grove Fire Department responded to 556 emergency incidents consisting of 373 medical and 183 fire related calls. Personnel train regularly and pursue continuing education courses in an effort to prepare for any emergency incidents that may be encountered.
See our Events page for information on our Memorial Blood Drive.
Interesting Facts About The FRG
Did you know that every year before Thanksgiving the firefighters hold
a Turkey Raffle to raise funds for their department and the community?
Did you know that the FRG FD has their own water rescue team including
a specialy equipped boat for finding drowning victims?
The law in 2007 requires every home to have a CO detector near bedrooms.
The Illinois Premise Alert Program (PAP) Act
Click here to View PAP Act
Click here to download PAP Act Form
Fox River Grove Fire Fighters Association