Fire Prevention Bureau Staff

MARK BLACKALLER – FIRE MARSHAL
630-257-2376 x 236
mblackaller@lemontfire.com

BRIAN MADDEN – FIRE INSPECTOR
630-257-2376 x 221
bmadden@lemontfire.com

JENNIFER MURRAY – FIRE INSPECTOR
630-257-2376 x 240
jmurray@lemontfire.com

LISA GABOR – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
630-257-2376 x 239
lgabor@lemontfire.com

For general questions and inquiries please contact: 630-257-0191 or mblackaller@lemontfire.com

Mission statement

Fire Prevention is recognized as an essential component in the overall fire suppression effort in the District.  The Bureau’s main objective is to reduce the risk of fires thus protecting the lives, welfare, and economic vitality in the various communities and citizens that the Lemont Fire Protection District provides service to.  We do this by providing a variety of services such as code enforcement, plan reviews, and public safety education and programs.

  • Review drawing plans for new construction and remodeling projects for proper fire code and life safety requirements.
  • Meet with contractors and building officials of other municipal departments to review utility requirements, emergency vehicle access and fire protection systems.
  • Inspect existing buildings for life safety and fire hazards.  Re-inspections are conducted for corrections and compliance to codes, standards and ordinances.
  • Test new fire suppression and detection systems.
  • Witness the installation and removal of all underground and above ground storage tanks in conjunction with Office of the State Fire Marshal.
  • Provide public education and programs for all age groups and other community organizations.

Fire Facts

Each year, more than 4,500 Americans die and more than 30,000 are injured in fires. Many of those deaths and injuries could have been prevented if people had a better understanding of fire. Consider the following:

  • Fire is fast! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It takes only minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house.
  • Fire is hot! A fire’s heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super hot air will scorch your lungs.
  • Fire is dark! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire, you may be blinded, disoriented, and unable to find your way around the home you’ve lived in for years.
  • Fire is deadly! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill.

See the National Fire Protection Association’s Fast Facts About Fire for more valuable information.