Welcome To The Park Ridge Fire Department

The Park Ridge Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1898 to provide fire protection to the Borough of Park Ridge.  Today the Department still provides that very same service, however, we have evolved with the times responding not only to fires but to vehicle extrications, elevator rescues and all other types of emergencies within the Borough .  We are currently staffed by over thirty-five volunteers who give freely over their time to train and respond to these emergencies.  In addition to training and responding our volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization, serving as primary care takers for the building, apparatus and equipment that allow us to our jobs.    




Week 5 Of Construction Complete

Posted on March 14, 2014

This week the apparatus finished on the main assembly line and was staged to finish assembly in an offline area. In the next few days, the apparatus should be released to alignment and initial testing. In the next report the apparatus should finish initial testing and may be back on the line where reflective striping and/or remaining content is added. The next report will be on 4/18/14.

Clear Your Fire Hydrant

Posted on February 6, 2014

The Park Ridge Fire Department is requesting your help in making our jobs easier.  With the large amount of snowfall that has happened this winter many fire hydrants have become obscured by snow piles.

These obstructed fire hydrants can greatly hamper our abilities to provide adequate fire protection to you and your neighbors.  I am asking each resident to take a look around their neighborhood and ensure that the fire hydrants have been shoveled out and are free of any other obstructions.  An easily accessible fire hydrant will save us valuable time in an emergency.  

Finally, when you are clearing the snow from your property and fire hydrants be sure to check that your house number is still clearly visible from the street.

New Members Join PRFD

Posted on January 30, 2014

On January 28, 2014 the Park Ridge Fire Department was fortunate enough to add three new members to the ranks.  The three new members were administered their oaths of office by Mayor Terry Maguire at a Mayor and Council Meeting.  Joining the ranks of the Fire Reserve Program were Michael Bruno and Ken Bertani.  

Transitioning from the Fire Reserve Program to regular membership is Kyle Ladewig.  Kyle has been a dedicated member of our Reserve Program for four years and has already completed the state mandated Firefighter 1 program.  We extremely proud to have Kyle as a full fledged member of the PRFD.

Each member was presented with their helmet shield by Fire Commisioner Scott Galdi.

Small Fire Extinguished

Posted on January 15, 2014

On January 14, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. the Park Ridge Fire Department was dispatched to a home a Saddle Ridge Lane for a reported oven fire.  The first arriving Park Ridge Police Officers quickly determined that there was a fire in

the oven and ensured that the residents were evacuated and quickly relayed all this information to the responding fire units.  As the fire units arrived on scene, they determined that the fire was not located in the oven but actually located under the oven.  The firefighters on scene quickly extinguished the remaining fire and removed the wall oven to check for any fire spread into the adjacent wall.  It appears that the fire may have started as a result of an issue with the electric supply to the oven.


Floor Renovation Completed

Posted on November 21, 2013

Recently, the Fire Department was fortunate enough to have our floor safety coated.  The project was completed by Platinum Seamless Floors of Park Ridge, the membership could not be happier with how this project turned out.  We would like to thank the Mayor and Council for working with us to complete this much needed renovation to the Firehouse.