The Oswego Fire Protection District has been established to provide the citizenry of the District with professional fire prevention, fire suppression, and emergency medical service. To this end, the District must constantly strive to attain, as well as maintain, the confidence and respect of the community which it serves. This can only be accomplished through the constant and earnest endeavors of all District employees to perform all duties and assignments in an efficient, honest and professional manner. It is equally important that all employees realize that, through exemplary conduct, we must continually strive to foster and enhance the realization that the Oswego Fire Protection District is an important requisite to the well being of the entire community.
The Oswego Fire Protection District is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois. The district is over 60 square miles covering the northeast portion of Kendall County and about 4 square miles in Will County.
The Oswego Fire Protection District covers all of the Village of Oswego, a large portion of the Village of Montgomery, approximately 800 acres in the Village of Plainfield and a small portion in the United City of Yorkville. The district’s population is estimated currently at approximately 50,000 residents.
The Oswego Fire Protection District was formed by voter referendum in 1936. In 1986 the OFPD began providing Advanced Life Support Ambulances with a full-time staff of 6 Licensed Paramedics. On June 1, 2008 the district became a full-time, district-hired fire department. Today the District operates four stations with a full-time staff of 60 Paramedic/Firefighters and an additional 20 Paid-On-Call Firefighters.
The District responded to an ever-increasing number of calls for service over the course of the past 5 years – with a 13% increase in calls from 2008-2013. In addition to calls for service, the OFPD provides additional services to the community such as Fire Prevention and Safety Programs, New Construction Plan Reviews, Fire Cause and Origin Investigation, Public Education Programs, C.P.R. Classes, Community Block Parties, School Visits and Station Tours, and most recently, certified child passenger safety seat technician services.