About Us - Message from the Chief

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Chief Lambel Portrait

Thank you for taking the time to look at the Mount Prospect Fire Department’s website. We hope that you find our site easy to navigate and that the information provided is informative and beneficial. The Fire Department continuously looks for new ideas and ways to improve our services, whether it involves dispersing important information or the actual services we provide to our citizens. While we constantly improve the Fire Department, we solicit any and all information from our citizens through correspondence, phone calls, and conversations while out in the community. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any of your concerns, questions, comments, or thoughts. Our Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and we can be reached at 847/870-5660. I can also be personally reached by email.

The Mount Prospect Fire Department was founded as a volunteer organization in 1913 and constantly grows to respond to the needs of our community. The population of Mount Prospect was just over 300 in 1913 and the Department’s equipment consisted of some ladders, buckets, and a hand pumper. Today, the Department has a full time sworn staff of 72 members, 13 paid-on-call firefighters, 8 civilian employees, and over 30 Community Emergency Response Team members. The Fire Department occupies 3 firehouses strategically placed throughout the community for the most effective and efficient response. Your Fire Department provides services of fire suppression, emergency medical services, specialized response and rescue, and fire and life safety code education, enforcement, and prevention.

The Fire Department’s mission has virtually remained the same for over 100 years. We exist to protect life, property, and the environment by providing the dynamic services of our organization. The world has changed dramatically over the last 100 years and the fire service has responded to the many changes. We continue to be proactive by providing our members with state-of-the-art training and equipment needed today and for the future. I am proud to be a member of our professional organization, and it is a pleasure to serve the needs of our community.

The success of any organization is through support from those with a vested interest. I wish to thank Mayor Juracek, the Village Trustees, Village Manager Michael Cassady, and the Mount Prospect residents for their support of the Fire Department throughout the years. With their continuous support and encouragement, we are able to continue with calling our Fire Department the best in the suburbs.

Brian Lambel
Fire Chief

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