Riverwoods Fire Protection

Riverwoods is primarily served by the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District, formerly known as the Vernon Fire Protection District. The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District is led by Fire Chief Tom Krueger, who oversees a staff of 46 sworn and 5 civilians,  with 34 members being State Licensed Paramedics.

The district operates out of three stations:

  • Station 51 at 115 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire
  • Station 52 at 855 Saunders Road, Riverwoods
  • Station 53 at 672 Woodlands Pkwy, Vernon Hills

Various programs are offered to district residents at no charge; they include:

  • Lifeline Emergency medical information cards
  • Residential fire safety surveys
  • Smoke detector surveys
  • CPR classes are also offered by the district every month for a fee, available to in and out of district residents.

A message from our Fire Chief

By Tom Krueger, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Chief

Greetings from the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District. My name is Tom Krueger. I have been the Fire Chief for the past six years.

It is an honor to serve our community for these past years. I have been a Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD firefighter for the past 21 years. Our organizational Mission Statement is, “Make a Difference, Be Professional, and Proudly Serve Everyone”. Though rather short and simplistic, it is the core of the service we provide. We espouse the values of integrity, family, leadership, dedication, and professionalism. The success of our organization is through the support of our community, village officials and our dedicated and highly trained professional firefighter paramedics.

We currently have many programs for our residents. From home safety checks to smoke detector program, we are here to assist you with other safety considerations other than responding to emergencies. Our home safety check involves our firefighters performing voluntary home safety inspections to check for general fall and fire hazards within your residence. We also have a smoke detector program in which we will provide you with assistance with your current smoke/carbon monoxide detector and suggest proper placement of these detectors per current fire codes. We love coming out to meet our community during block parties, holiday, and seasonal events, etc.

If there are any questions, comments, suggestions in how we can serve you better, please feel free to contact us at 847-643-2512 or email me directly at tkrueger@lrfpd.org. We are always looking for suggestions and ideas to make our community safer. To learn more about the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District, please check out our new and improved website at www.lrfpd.org.


Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Department

Fire Chief Tom Krueger

Office: 847-634-2512

Lincolnshire Fire Dept

115 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire

Contact 847-634-2512 NON-emergency

Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Department

Fire Chief Ian Kazian

Office: 847-945-4066

Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Dept

500 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Contact 847-945-4066 NON-emergency

Non-Emergency Fire

Lincolnshire-Riverwoods 847-634-2512

Deerfield-Bannockburn 847-945-4066

Emergency Police/Fire Dispatch: 911

This phone call will be answered by the dispatch center. Use for police, fire or medical emergency. (24 hour number)

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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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