Minutes Matter

We Need To Hear Your Voice!

Minutes Matter is a community-led effort to bring the community and Lemont Fire Protection District together to discover challenges and opportunities facing the fire district now and in the future, with a focus on assessing the potential relocation of fire stations to improve emergency response times and overall operational efficiency. 

By listening to everyone’s ideas and best thinking, we can ensure our fire protection district is providing the level of emergency services expected by our community. 

Join us for a Minutes Matter open house to learn more and let us know what you think!

  • April 11, 2024 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Station 1 (15900 New Ave, Lemont, IL)
  • April 13, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Station 1 (15900 New Ave, Lemont, IL)
  • April 16, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Station 2 (12940 Bell Rd, Lemont, IL)
  • April 23, 2024 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Lemont Public Library (50 E Wend St, Lemont, IL)

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Why Minutes Matter

Join your fellow community members to learn more about your fire protection district and let us know what you think about the future of our emergency services. 

In an emergency, minutes matter. Today, it can take us eight minutes or more to arrive on the scene of an emergency at most of our resident’s homes. If someone is experiencing a heart attack, brain death can occur at around six minutes and a fire can fully engulf a home in the same amount of time.  

The location of our fire stations was chosen decades ago when our community looked drastically different than it does today. Since 1990 alone, the Village of Lemont’s population has shifted and grown by more than 239%.

As our community has grown, so has the need for emergency services. To respond to this need, we added firefighters/paramedics to our staff, but our fire stations can’t keep up. We are not able to house the nationally recommended staffing levels in our fire stations, two fire stations are located in areas that do not allow for the most efficient and quickest response to incoming calls,  and we do not have room for up-to-date EMS, fire and rescue vehicles, equipment or training. 

The Lemont Fire Protection District is inviting the community to learn more about these challenges and potential solutions, which could include moving two fire stations to provide faster response times to nearly everyone in the fire district. 

We need to know your thoughts about the challenges and opportunities facing the Lemont Fire Protection District now and in the future.