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Small Business Safety

We would like to thank the local business owners who participated in our 2017 fire safety program.

We helped 6 local businesses develop a comprehensive fire safety plan.

In the year 2000, fires and burns caused $6.2 Billion in productivity losses (This is about $9 Billion in 2017 dollars).  In order to prevent these losses in Tinley Park we walked local businesses through the following safety regulations:

OSHA Fire Safety Standards – OSHA.gov

OSHA is the bare minimum that businesses need to follow in order to be compliant with Federal Laws. These rules state that multiple exit routes must exist, an Emergency Action Plan is in place, and a Fire Prevention Plan is followed.

Fire Safety Checklist – Tinley Park Specific

We provided our local business owners with a weekly fire safety checklist. This includes business specific risks to each of the owners. This checklist will monitor the safety devices, equipment, and handling procedures to round out the specifics of the OSHA Safety Standards.

Smoke Alarms

We have done Smoke detector and alarm training multiple times in the community. We reminded the local businesses and their employees of these rules. Read more on Smoke Detectors.

Fire Extinguishers – Hands on Training

Having at least one fire extinguisher in an office can often be the difference between minimal damages and a dangerous inferno burning down your building.  We training many of the local employees on how to properly handle Class A fire extinguishers.

The following businesses completed the training:

Proven IT – MLM Software for digital asset tracking

99 West Trailers – Refrigerated transportation services

Red Hat – Best destination of Linux, and open source solutions.

ServPro Tinley Park – Emergency water damage cleanup services plus mold remediation

Window Concepts – Replacement Windows contractor, serving the greater Illinois area.

Discover Tinley Park 2017 – 2018

Discover Tinley

The Tinley Park Fire department and Fire Prevention Bureau participated in the annual Discover Tinley at the Tinley Park Convention Center on Saturday September 5th. Discover Tinley was attended by many people from Tinley Park and the surrounding areas. Many children and adults went through the fire safety trailer outside the convention center and participated in various presentations inside at the fire department display. Here are some of the pictures from the day’s events.

Driving Course

Driving Course

Annually all apprentice engineers, engineers and officers must pass a drivers training course. If the test is not successfully completed, that member is not permitted to drive department vehicles. The Tinley Park drivers training course is used by Departments from all over the region.

  1. Engine E209 negotiates the slalom portion of the driving course.
  2. Fire apparatus from Tinley Park and surrounding departments which will come to the training center for drivers education.
  3. Two Engineers run the driving course at the same time.

For inquiries on the driving course, training, and future licensing please contact us.


Firefighter Recruitment

Application acceptance for the Tinley Park Fire Department is now opened.

Dates for the remainder of the process are as follows:

Mandatory Information / Orientation Session:

10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2017

Tinley Park Library

7851 South Timber Drive

Tinley Park. IL

Late arrivals will NOT be admitted.

Written Examination:

10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2017

Tinley Park Library

Candidates must present valid Driver’s License at check-in. Late arrivals will NOT be admitted.

Interviews for successful applicants will be held the week of December 5, 2017, in the evening.

Note: Applicants who have obtained Certified FF II status or better by the State of Illinois are preferred. Village of Tinley Park residents preferred.


A Fire Engine or a Fire Truck? — Is there a difference?


A fire engine is designed to carry water and hose. The Firefighters riding the engine focus on firefighting. Our fire engines carry 500 gallons of water and over 1,000 feet of hose. The Department currently has six (6) fire engines: A fire truck will have some type of ladder or basket on top. They are much longer than a fire engine. The Firefighters riding the truck focus on entry, rescue and ventilation during a fire.The Department has three (3) trucks:


Specialized Equipment:
The department has specialized equipment including a brush truck and a rescue squad. The brush truck is a modified pick up truck that is used to drive into wild land areas, off road, to extinguish grass fires, etc.
The squad is used to bring additional tools and manpower to the emergency scene.
As you review the photos of our equipment you will notice the numbering system that we use on our vehicles. Tinley Park has been issued all the numbers from 200 to 299 by MABAS 24. All our vehicles are identified by a name, engine, truck, squad and a number. Engine 201 for example housed at station one. The last digit represents the station. As another example truck 203 would be housed at station three. Enjoy looking at our vehicles.

240, 230, 210 and 200 are Chevrolet Tahoe’s. 200 is the Chiefs unmarked vehicle and is a 2007 model. 210 is a 2001 model and is used by an Assistant Chief. 230 and 240 are 2003 models and used by the Deputy Assistant Chiefs.


Battalion 201. It is a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban and is the Shift Commanders vehicle.


Squad 200 is a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban and is the chief’s vehicle.


Engine 201 is located at Station #1. This vehicle is a 2004 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and a Harrison 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.


Engine 211 is located at Station #1. This vehicle is a 1994 Darley/Spartan. It has a 300 horsepower Cummins diesel, 1500 GPM Darley two-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and a 20” raised cab. It also has a 12 KW Onan diesel generator.


Engine 202 is located at Station #2. This vehicle is a 2000 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and an A.M.P.S. 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.


Squad 202 is located at Station #2. This vehicle is a 1983 Darley/Spartan. It has a 225 horsepower Cummins diesel, 1000 GPM Darley two-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and a 12 KW Onan diesel generator. Before converting it to a squad, it was known as Engine 206.


Brush 202 is located at Station #2. This vehicle is a 1987 Dodge Ram pickup with a Darley/Davey drop-in brush unit. The pump is powered by a 13 horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine. The tank size is 200 gallons. The reel has 100 feet of 1” booster line and there is also 300 feet of 1” Wildland hose.


Engine 203 is located at Station #3. This vehicle is a 2007 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and an A.M.P.S. 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.


Engine 204 is located at Station #4. This vehicle is a 2000 Pierce/Dash. It has a 425 horsepower Caterpillar diesel, 1500 GPM Darley single-stage pump, 500 gallon tank and an A.M.P.S. 10 KW P.T.O. generator. It also carries extrication equipment.


Truck 204 is located at Station #4. This vehicle is a 2005 Emergency-One/Cyclone 95 foot tower ladder. It has a 450 horsepower Cummins diesel, 1500 GPM Hale single-stage pump, 300 gallon tank and an Onan 15 KW P.T.O. generator.


The Tinley Park Fire Department has a total of 110 part-time firefighters. These firefighters are divided into five companies over four stations. Station #1 houses Company 1 and 5. Stations #2, #3 and #4 house their respective companies. Each Company has a Captain, three Lieutenants and engineers and firefighters as needed. If you are interested in becoming a member, please download our application from the web site, fill it out and send it to us.

1 Fire Chief
4 Assistant Chiefs
0 Deputy Assistant Chiefs

5 Captains
19 Lieutenants
25 Engineers
56 Firefighters

Fire Chief

Kenneth Dunn

Assistant Chiefs

Thomas Slepski ,Mark Bettenhausen, Stephen Klotz, Paul Cummins

Deputy Assistant Chiefs


Timothy Griffin – Company #1; Daniel Riordan – Company #2; Dennis Gotkowski – Company #3; Kristopher Dunn – Company #4; Douglas Erwin – Company #5


Nicholas Bohlsen, Donald DeBias, James DeMarie, Bryan Duesing, Dennis Foreman, Scott French, James Gaskill, Jr., Bryan Gudyka, Anthony P. Mazziotta, William Murray, Timothy O’Hagan, James Owczarski, Matthew Randall, Daniel Reda, Kenneth Roemer, Jason Slager, Chris Stube, John Urbanski, William Vander Veen


Gregory Aune, Thomas Blomberg, Thomas Donnelly, Thomas Donnelly Jr., Michael Gilgenberg, Daniel Grant, Joseph Greco, Kenneth Hamill, Brian Johnson, Michael Kopycinski, Peter Marianovich, Anthony J. Mazziotta, Daniel Mazziotta, Charles Messina, Brian Millerick, Joseph O’Dette Jr., Patrick O’Dwyer, Mark Rago, Robert Reynolds, Shawn Richards, William Richey, George Rock, Charles Russ, Todd Swartzentruber, Paul Tuuk


Michael Anderson, Raymond Bale, John Barry, Joseph Bell, Robert Beran, Timothy Best, Timothy Brooks, Mark Bulvan, Armando Bustos, James Byrne, Adam Casner, Matthew Coglianese, John Colangelo, Mark Cotrano, Adam Culbertson, Steven Curtis, Joseph Daluga, Anthony DeAdam, Thomas Donlan, John Duffy, Thomas Dziekan, Michael Elmer, Liam Fitzmaurice, Steven Griffin, Renee Grzeszkiewicz, Steven Grzeszkiewicz, Joseph Haaga, Seamus Hamrin, Kevin Hickey, Kevyn Holdefer, Anyaetta Hoopes, Douglas Hughes, Michael Hughes, Anthony Kahne, Jeffrey Kushner, Michael Kushner, James Leikel, Michael Milazzo, Matthew Mohan, John Nagle, Eric Noonan, Stanley Pedziwiatr, Eric Peters, Eric Petravich, Joseph Pinnick, Jonathan Popp, Scott Rabideau, Todd Rabideau, Paul Reyes, Brad Roemer, Norman Roney, James Rygula, Alan Schellhorn, Grzegorz Skwara, Joseph Smulevitz, Wayne Starkman, William Stripeik, Christopher Tillson, Thomas Tonra, William Turner, Jr., Jason Vaccaro, Michael Wittman, James Wooten