Plainfield Fire Protection District is here to serve you every hour of every day. No matter what your emergency: fire, medical, water rescue, technical rescue, hazardous materials and others, we are prepared to respond. We will be here for you any time you need us.

Not only are our highly trained firefighters and paramedics here to respond to your emergencies, we are here to provide public education about fire safety, CPR, using a fire extinguisher or assist with the installation of your child car seat and other helpful and lifesaving skills that you might call upon in a time of need.

One of the best things you can do for you and your family or a shut-in neighbor is to check those smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and practice your Exit Drill In The Home (EDITH) plan with your family members. Call 9-1-1 for any emergencies but for general inquiries or non-emergency assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us at 815.436.5335.

Below is an excerpt from our most recent newsletter:

Volume 3, Issue 3 – Fall 2015

Our schools have now resumed classes and I’m offering another gentle reminder to please put down the cell phone and reduce the many other distractions that put others at risk on the roads and especially around our schools. Texting and phone calls can wait.

Some of the changes you’ll see around the fire district include the flashing warning lights near each of our 4 fire stations to give a timely warning to motorists that our emergency apparatus are departing the station to respond to a call. These additions were substantially funded by a grant from our insurance company and we’re confident they’ll reduce the potential for accidents during our responses.

We’re excite […]


The Plainfield Fire Protection District is staffed with over 115 men and women who serve you with skill, experience, pride and integrity. Our four fire stations are staffed with a combination of full-time, part-time and contract Firefighter/Paramedic’s.


The Plainfield Fire Protection District has four fire stations staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, spread out across 55 square miles with approximately 45,000 residents.


The Plainfield Fire Protection District is governed by an elected Board of 5 Trustees, an appointed Commission Board of 3 and a Pension Board and Foreign Fire Tax Board whose officers are elected by the membership.

Mission Statement

The Plainfield Fire Protection District is dedicated to preserving the quality of life by saving lives and protecting property through efficient emergency response and prevention.

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Plainfield Fire Protection District to permit access to and copying of public records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, balanced, however, by the limited exceptions recognized in the Act to safeguard individual privacy and the hereby appointed District’s Freedom of Information Officer, shall ensure that the District complies with the Act through execution of the District’s regulations adopted pursuant to this policy. A copy of this policy shall be posted on the District’s website.

Freedom of Information Act Form

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Chat With Chiefs Reminder

The next “Chat with the Chiefs” open-forum question and answer gathering, hosted by Chief Dave Riddle of the Plainfield Fire Protection District, Chief Mike Veseling of the Oswego Fire Protection District, and Chief John Konopek of the Plainfield Police Department will occur on Wednesday, July 22nd, […]

Fire Prevention Week

The week of October 4th is Fire Prevention Week and the Plainfield Fire Protection District encourages everyone to “hear the beep where you sleep.” This Fire Prevention Week theme emphasizes the importance of installing smoke alarms inside of bedrooms. Half of all fire deaths happen between 11 pm an […]

PFWA's Craft & Vendor Show

October 17, 2015
09:00 AM
23748 W. 135th Street, Plainfield, IL 60544 815-435-5335
Craft Show
Bring your friends for some shopping therapy! Handmade crafts and your favorite vendors! Enjoy snacks and raffles!

To participate contact Julia Corkey. Julie@homesbyteamelite.com or 630-418-1800.

Chat with the Chiefs

October 28, 2015
07:00 PM
23748 W 135th Street, Plainfield, IL 60544 815-435-5335
Chat with the Chiefs
This is an opportunity for our residents to hear brief presentations from Chief Konopek from the Plainfield Police Department, Chief Mike Veseling from the Oswego Fire Protection District and Chief David S. Riddle from the Plainfield Fire Protection District, as well as ask any questions concerning our various operations. We look forward to meeting you then.

PFPD Community Blood Drive

December 12, 2015
10:00 AM
23748 W. 135th Street, Plainfield, IL 60544 Blood Drive Hotline: (815)733-7335
Blood Drive

PFPD Community Blood Drive

April 9, 2016
10:00 AM
23748 W. 135th Street, Plainfield, IL 60544 Blood Drive Hotline: (815)733-7335
Blood Drive