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E M E R G E N C Y S E RV I C E S GRAYSLAKE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Fire Chief: John R. Christian 160 Hawley St., Grayslake, IL 60030 Emergencies: 9-1-1 or (847) 223-2121 | Non-Emergency: (847) 223-8960 Trustees/Fire Commissioners President: Ellen Dimock Treasurer: Karen Wojciechowski Secretary: Terry Toth Chairperson: Greg Koeppen Secretary: Bonnie Richtman Commissioner: Leslie Schwenk Established in 1899, the Grayslake Fire Protection District provides Emergency Services to the Village of Grayslake and surrounding areas encompassing 24.5 square miles. The district is governed by a Board of Trustees and levies taxes separately from the Village. The department operates out of three fire stations and employs 68 personnel. Of these, 40 are full time and 28 are part time. Staff consists of 55 licensed paramedics and 11 licensed emergency medical technicians. Full-time positions include a Chief, Deputy Chief, Division Chief of Training, three Battalion Chiefs, nine Lieutenants, two Fire Inspectors, 22 Firefighter/Paramedics, and an Administrative Assistant. The three fire stations are located to provide efficient response times. A fire station is located within 1½ miles of 90 percent of district residents. In 2015, the fire department responded to 3,700 emergency calls for service. The Grayslake Fire Department provides many services to the public. The most obvious are fire suppression and emergency medical services. Other duties include water rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, below ground rescue, high angle rescue, structural collapse response, confined space rescue and search and rescue. The Fire Prevention Bureau administers fire prevention and public education. Responsibilities include fire safety inspections, building plan review, fire safety education, fire station tours and fire investigation and reporting. CPR classes are held in cooperation with the Grayslake Park District. Grayslake also participates in the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System to provide or receive cooperative assistance to incidents throughout the surrounding counties. In the event of a disaster, this system could provide countless resources to the community.

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GRAYSLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief of Police: Phil Perlini 10 S. Seymour Ave., Grayslake, IL 60030 Non-Emergency: (847) 223-2341 Police, Fire & Ambulance Emergency: 9-1-1 Police Commissioners Michael Merritt Tom Bean Peter Mule Mission: “To make people safe and to make people feel safe.” The Grayslake Police Department is one of 85 Illinois police agencies to be accredited through the International Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the fourth such agency in Lake County. Grayslake police personnel number 31 sworn officers, six part-time sworn officers, two community service officers and one records/administration civilian. Department divisions include patrol, investigations, and records/ administration. Other components and assignments include two high school resource officers, two DARE officers, field training officers, traffic officers, bicycle patrol officers and evidence technicians. The department invests in the latest technologies and shares resources with numerous agencies and task forces for the prevention and suppression of area drug and gang activities, swat/riot response, major crime investigation and emergency communications. The Grayslake Police Department, part of the village-wide Request-for-Service System, is committed to the concepts of community policing and problem solving and continually solicits input from the community to better target police services. Officers enjoy speaking to groups and appearing at block parties. The Grayslake Police Department continues to be one reason for low crime rate and safe neighborhoods in the village. If you have any questions or concerns regarding police services or if you would more like additional information about crime prevention, programs, talks or tours, call the Grayslake Police Department at (847) 223-2341 or visit www.villageofgrayslake.com.

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