Purpose: The purpose of fire protection district is to engage in the acquisition, establishment, maintenance and operation 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 property within the districts as possible and regulate the prevention and control of fire therein.

Authority: 70 ILCS 705

Contact: Tom Gilbert

Phone #: (708) 478-4600

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Email: n/a

Composition: n/a

Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Tuesday 7pm of every month Location: Wilmington Fire Station 501 N. Water St. in Wilmington

Compensation: $1,500.00 (minimum)

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Name  Term Ends  Position
Jesse Cruitt   5/3/27   Secretary
Robert Bland Jr.   5/4/26   Trustee
Heidi Hermes   5/4/26  
William Long   5/5/25   Treasurer
Patrick W. Nugent   5/5/25   Trustee