The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District offers a high level of experienced service to the community and the residents. We provide advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical services, fire suppression, water rescue, public education/support assistance, hazardous material response, and technical rescue.


The Wonder Lake Fire Protection District is located in Wonder Lake, IL. We are near the IL/WIS border, northwest of Chicago by about 60 miles. Our district is about 12 square miles and covers mostly residential with some commercial and little industrial. Our community is split down the middle by our lake which is a 4.5 mile long man made lake. We operate on a paid on call/paid on premise basis.

'Serving with Pride'

Hiring Experienced Firefighters

Wonder Lake Fire Protection District (WLFPD) always accepts applications for employment. For more information please feel free to call our non-emergency number for details: 815-728-0088

• State of Illinois or Nationally certified EMT-B  or  Paramedic State Of Illinois Basic Firefighter Operations Certified
• Age 18
• Valid Illinois Drivers License


Change Smoke Alarm Battery

DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.

COVID-19 virus

A slight change in our response protocol due to the COVID-19 virus

Drone Safety Video

What you need to know about operating a drone safely and within the law.

Carbon Monoxide "Silent Killer"

Carbon monoxide gas (CO2) is odorless, colorless and tasteless...

Fire Explorer Post #456

Fire Explorer Post 456 founded in 1988, educates young men and women, ages 14 to 21

Home Safety Council - Safe Kids

A national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing home related injuries

Open Burning- What is Allowed

Open Burning Regulations for Village of Wonder Lake & McHenry County

History of Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Illinois Premise Alert Program

In 2009, Illinois passed the Illinois Premise Alert Program.



The District shall make available its public records to any person requesting access pursuant to the provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, as well as other applicable law. Read More... FOIA STATEMENT,  and FOIA REQUEST FORM


Anyone Can Learn CPR, and Knowing CPR Can Save A Life You Love. For more information about CPR, please call our non-emergency number at 815-728-0088 and you'll be connected to one of our CPR Instructors.