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Manhattan Fire Protection District | 100 Park Road P.O. Box 65 | Manhattan, IL 60442

  • Proudly serving Manhattan, Peotone, and Wilton Center


How Do I Get A Copy of My Fire Report or Ambulance Report for My Insurance?

To obtain a copy of your personal fire report or ambulance report, contact Administrative Assistant Kim Ingram at, (815) 478 -3197 for a release form. A driver’s license or state I.D. is required to submit a request.

I Received an Ambulance Bill and I Have a Question; Who Do I Contact?

Manhattan Fire Protection District outsources our billing to Paramedic Billing Services. Please contact them directly for questions at (630) 530-2988.

What Is Your Patient Privacy Policy?
Manhattan Fire Protection District is strict about maintaining the privacy of patients. We comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). We will not release any information regarding patient care except under the provisions of HIPAA. Information will be released to the patient, legal guardian of minors, legal documentation authorizing the release to a certain person(s), authorization through court orders, and other provisions of HIPAA. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to protect everyone’s privacy.
How Do I Submit a Freedom Information Act (FOIA) Request?
Download a FOIA Form print and submit by mail, in person, or by email to
Freedom of Information Officer Contact
Kim Ingram
Administrative Assistant
100 Park Rd.
P.O. Box 65
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478 – 3197

Visit our “Public Information” tab on our website for more information.

How Do I Know What Fire District I Live In?

Your tax bill will be your first go-to for this question. Parts of Wilton Township and Jackson Township are also Manhattan Fire Protection District Residents.

Can I Burn Leaves?

If you choose to burn your leaves, please do so safely. It is illegal to burn leaves and large piles within the Village limits. Leaves can only be burned on private property and burning is not permitted in the right-of-way or on any street. Fires in the right-of-way damage the pavement and are a hazard to pedestrians and the traveling public.

Keep your fire at a manageable size, do not leave fires unattended, and avoid burning on windy days. If a fire gets out of control, call 911 immediately. Leaves generated on your property may be burned on your property. As a reminder, the burning of grass clippings, large branches, or garbage is prohibited.

Do I Have to Call the Fire Department If I Plan on Having A Controlled Burn?

Yes, but first check the local ordinance to see if it is legal to burn in your area. Once you have confirmed you can conduct a controlled burn contact our main fire station at (815) 478 -3197. We will need to gather the following information:

Name and callback number, address, and length of time you plan to burn for. Remember, keep your fire at a manageable size, do not leave fires unattended, and avoid burning on windy days. If a fire gets out of control, call 911 immediately.

Who Should I Call For An Emergency?

Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies.

Can I drop off my old medication and sharps at the fire station to be disposed of?

We do not accept medication or sharps containers. Below are drop off locations for expired medications: sharps/needles, radioactive materials, and household wastes. Personal information should be blacked out with a marker.

Meijer Pharmacy #273
11305 Lincoln Highway
Mokena, IL 60448

New Lenox Police Department
701 W Haven Ave
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
*Cannot accept controlled substances, narcotic medications, illegal drugs, bio-hazardous materials, sharps/needles, radioactive materials, and household wastes. Personal information should be blacked out with a marker.

Walgreens Pharmacy #4032
466 Nelson Rd
New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Accepts controlled substances

For Sharps Disposal: In Illinois, household containers that are puncture proof with a tight fitting lid, such as plastic detergent bottles, can be used if heavy-duty tape is used to secure the lid to the container. Write the words “Do Not Recycle” on the container with a permanent marker and place it in the regular garbage bin. Never place the container in the recycle bin. Please refrain from using clear or glass containers.

Please visit the following website for additional medical disposal information:

How Do I Dispose of Household Chemicals?

To dispose of latex paint, simply let it air dry or mix some absorbent material into it. When dry, set it out for your regular refuse service. You may need to leave the lid off the can to demonstrate to hauler personnel that it is indeed a dry material and not a full, liquid can of paint.

To dispose of oil-based paints or other unwanted household chemicals, check with the IEPA at for a current list of the one-day household hazardous waste collection events in your area.

You may also check with the Naperville HHW site located at 156 Fort Hill Drive in Naperville (located just north of Public Works at Fort Hill Drive & Jefferson Avenue. The facility is open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. excluding holidays. Please visit the following website for additional disposal information:

Fire Extinguisher Disposal

The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy (RRE) Division
has now added fire extinguishers to its list of services for items to recycle.

Expired extinguishers or those that appear to be damaged can be recycled year-round at
the following three locations during their designated times:

New Lenox I New Lenox Township Office-1100 S Cedar Rd, New Lenox, IL
• Monday-Friday: 1-3 p.m.
• 4th Saturday of every month: 8 a.m.-noon

Peotone I The Village of Peotone – 208 E Main St, Peotone, IL
• Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Naperville I Wheatland Township – 4232 Tower Ct, Naperville, IL
• Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Will County’s recycling partner is Integrity Fire Equipment of Joliet, and both residents and
businesses with unwanted extinguishers are welcome to recycle them at one of the above

For information on types of extinguishers and a reminder on how to properly use and/or
discharge an extinguisher, visit Will County’s landing page on the topic click below.

How often should smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors be replaced?

It is recommended every 10 years for smoke alarms, 6 years for carbon monoxide detectors, and at least once a year for the batteries in those alarms/detectors.

Can The Firefighters Assist With Smoke And CO Detector Installation?

If you have purchased new alarms, you can make an appointment for one of the firefighters to help you install them. We can also help with the purchase of a smoke alarm for senior citizens and low-income families through the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. Contact Fire & Life Safety Educator Jackie O’Hara for more information, .

How Do I Dispose of My Old Smoke & CO Detectors?

Some can be disposed of in the regular trash, some may have to go to a recycling drop-off. Read the instructions on the back of the detector/alarm.

Why Do I See A District Fire Engine/Ambulance at The Local Grocery Store?

To ensure the most effective service at the time of an emergency, our crews must remain in/near their designated response territory with their fire trucks during their entire shift. Our crews work 12 and 24-hour shifts with no scheduled breaks, and meals are not provided by the District. Personnel on each shift must purchase their own food and prepare their own meals.

Fire and Medic crews do not have to be sitting in the fire station to be dispatched to a call. Since all District units maintain constant radio contact with Dispatch and the entire crew must always be together with their truck, they are always ready to respond to any emergency, regardless of their current location or non-emergency assignment. Our firefighters and paramedics may often spend long periods of their day running calls, without returning to the station or stopping to eat.

What Type of Classes Does the Fire District Offer?
We have scheduled CPR/AED, First Aid, and Babysitting classes. The schedules, descriptions, and cost of the classes can be found on our website under the “Safety & Education” tab.
Can I Bring My Child/Or Group to Tour the Fire Station?

Yes, we are happy to provide tours based on the availability of personnel. It is always helpful if you can call ahead and schedule. For group tours: Please download and fill out the Fire District Event Request form. Once the Fire and Life Safety Educator has received the request, they will contact you to set up your appointment. The tour lasts approximately 30-45 minutes

Can We Have a Birthday Party at The Fire Station or Have the Fire Engine Come to Our House for a Birthday Party?
Sorry, we are unable to host or attend birthday parties; however, you are welcome to schedule a tour for the birthday group and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can A Fire Engine Come to Our Block Party?
Yes. There is a Fire District Event Request Form that accompanies the block party paperwork with the Village. We have to limit our visits to one hour. Due to in-climate weather or emergency response, we may have to cancel last minute.
Is It Possible to Have A Firefighter Give A Fire Safety Presentation To Our Group?
Absolutely! Our Fire & Life Safety Educator speaks on various fire safety topics.
Does the Fire District Offer Fire Extinguisher Training?
Yes, please contact our Fire & Life Safety Educator for prices and to set up a date/time for your class at (815) 314 -2303.
Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act

In August 2001, the Illinois legislature passed the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act (Public Act 92-0432). Similar to other states, Illinois’ Safe Haven law allows a parent to safely relinquish an unharmed infant up to 30 days old, anonymously, without fear of prosecution.

Manhattan Fire Stations serve as safe havens under the Illinois Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, which offers a protected legal alternative to unsafe infant abandonment.

There are many new parents who feel they cannot take care of their child and that there is nowhere to turn. The Illinois Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act allows parents to relinquish their unharmed infants to staff in safe havens while remaining anonymous and avoiding civil or criminal liability.

An unharmed newborn up to 30 days old may be handed off to a staff member at a hospital, an emergency medical care facility, a staffed police station, and/or a staffed fire station with NO QUESTIONS ASKED and NO FEAR OF PROSECUTION.

Manhattan Fire Station 81
100 So. Park Rd., Manhattan, IL 60442

Manhattan Fire Station 82
28710 South Cedar Road
Manhattan, IL 60442

Manhattan Fire Station 83
7550 W. Joliet Rd
Peotone, IL 60468