Richmond Twp. Fire Protection District
5601 Hunter Drive,  Richmond, Illinois 60071 
Phone: 815-678-3672
FAX 815-678-2042
In an Emergency Call  9 - 1 - 1
Protecting the Town of Yesteryear With the Modern Technology of Today"


Spring Grove St. Peter's Pre-School Fire Station Visit
May 12, 2009

The pre-school classes from St. Peter's in Spring Grove visited the Richmond Fire Station on May 11 & 12th for a tour of the station.  Approximately 45 pre-schoolers visited the station and were treated to a tour and general fire safety message.  The bright-eyed visitors were then transported to the Library for the second part of their adventure with a genuine Fire Engine ride with emergency lights and siren included.  All attendees were appreciative of the hospitality given to them on their visit. 

Richmond Fire Trains for Ice Rescues

January 31st was a bright sunny and cold day.  But that did not deter members of the Richmond F.P.D. from going for a dip in the icy waters of the Fox River.  With a growing number of ponds, water retention areas, small lakes and the Nippersink Creek in district, the possibility of ice rescues during winter months is a possibility.  Richmond firefighters who attended the training got to use the district's new "Mustang" suit.  Following the training session, which was hosted by Fox Lake F.P.D., Fox Lake Fire donated two "Gumby" suits to Richmond Fire.  The addition of these suits along with another that was donated by Twin Lakes Fire, greatly enhance the ice and water rescue capabilities of the department. 


Don and Paula “don” their Mustang Suits

12/22/08- House Fire, Main St


First in company use transitional attack during late morning fire in Richmond.
December 22, 2008.

Richmond Fire 12-22-08

10102 Main St.

August 2008 Overlook - Block Party

Lt. Ward D. Weber
December 11, 1959 - July 15. 2008

A friend to every firefighter he met.  Rest in peace brother.

Car Fire at the Gas Pumps

On October 4th, 2007, Richmond Fire responded to an early morning car fire at the gas pumps of Citgo. 

"The Firefighters are Here!"

Richmond Firefighters enjoyed the opportunity to make an appearance at a local birthday party.

Truck 1481 Flows Water

The two photos below show Truck 1481 flowing water with the ladder pipe that was acquired for it. The ladder pipe will be serviced, 3" hose acquired for it, and mount brackets added to the truck so that Truck 1481 will have master stream operations available.

Truck Operations Class

The Richmond Fire Department hosted the IFSI Class, Basic Truck Operations. 34 students were treated to a day of outstanding instruction and hands-on training.  Click the link above the picture for a look at the slide show.

Richmond Farmhouse Fire 1/14/06

The Richmond Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire on N. Solon Rd for a farm house that was on fire.  The department was able to contain the fire to the original two rooms that were on fire upon arrival.  This was the first action seen by Truck 1481 and it performed very well.

Caravelle Slideshow

The Richmond Fire Department conducted a burn down on Sunday morning at the home immediately North of Caravelle Lighting.  11 interior practice burns provided ample opportunity for some serious training.  Departments assisting in the burn down were: McHenry, Wonder Lake, Spring Grove, Hebron, Fox Lake, and Twin Lakes. Training started at 9am and was completed by 1:30pm.