Through professionalism, dedication, duty, pride and tradition the members of the East Joliet Fire Protection District work to safeguard the lives, property and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors of the district. This is accomplished by implementing comprehensive training and strategies in fire prevention, fire suppression, EMS, emergency preparedness and community based fire services.

Click on the NFPA link to view tips on winter safety information. 

When we are dispatched to an address for a fire, rescue, or medical emergency, locating that address is crucial to our ability to help.

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East Joliet New Rescue Engine 
Coming Spring 2018
Department News
Department News
A Message from Fire Chief Kirk Kelly
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On behalf of the East Joliet Fire Protection District, thank you for taking time from your day to view our web page. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

It is our goal to provide highly trained Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs to residents and users in any time of need. We will continue to provide well prepared emergency service providers, through the commitment of our career, part-time and paid on call Firefighters.

It is through these dedicated men and women we continue to provide the residents of unincorporated Joliet Township a safer place to live, work and raise families. 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Company Officers, Firefighters and staff, thank you for your continued support in allowing us to serve you.



Kirk Kelly

Fire Chief / Administrator


East Joliet Eligibility List Information
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East Joliet Announces Promotions

The East Joliet Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, along with the East Joliet Board of Fire Commissioners, would like to announce the promotions of Lieutenant Matt Grohar to the position of Deputy Fire Chief and Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Matthews to the position of Lieutenant effective December 1, 2020. Tom Ksiazak was hired as a full time personnel November 2, 2020 to fill the open full time position created by the promotions. Please join us is congratulating Matt and Scott on their promotions.

Station 51 Improvements Announced
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Did you know?
The East Joliet Fire Protection District offers residential Knox Box's to it's residents.
Contact Station 51 for more details!
Employment Opportunity

The East Joliet Fire Protection District is currently looking for self-motivated, hardworking individuals to fill Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic positions. Applicant’s interested in applying must have the following:

Illinois Firefighter Basic Certificate
Illinois Paramedic License
If hired, must obtain a Illinois Class B non CDL Driver’s License 

Applicant’s interested in applying can contacted Deputy Fire Chief Matt Grohar by phone (815)-723-1504 or by stopping by Station 51 Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 3:00pm. 

The East Joliet Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer.

East Joliet Fire Protection District
2019 In Review

2019 - East Joliet Fire Protection District Call Totals

Structure Fires - 36
Emergency Medical Calls – 1,429
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 173
Auto, Brush, or other fire - 43 
Hazardous Materials (CO/Gas leaks) - 41
Service Calls - 188
Good Intent Calls - 156
False Alarms – 158

Year End Total - 2,224

It was another busy year for East Joliet. In 2019 we ran 80 more calls than in 2018 setting a new Department record for calls in a single year at 2,224.

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