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Message from the Chief

fire_headquarters_station 33Welcome to the Highland Park Fire Department webpage. I want to thank you for taking the time to visit us and I hope you find the information informative and insightful. Throughout 132 years of dedicated service to the community, Highland Park Fire Department remains a vital city department filled with history, tradition and professionalism. 

The Highland Park Fire Department holds a distinct honor of being one of only a handful of fire departments that are fully accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The accreditation board examines all aspects of our Fire Department, from response times to department training and ensures we meet or are on track to meet the highest standards set for a fire department. 

The Fire Department of years past is not the same as the Highland Park Fire Department of today. In addition to providing fire protection and emergency medical services (EMS) the Highland Park Fire Department also provides specialized services such as dive rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, technical rescue (above-and below-ground rescue), fire investigations, public education and fire prevention. 

It is my honor to invite you to look through our webpage and I encourage you to please let us know how we may better serve you. 

Larry Amidei
Fire Chief