Pembroke Fire Protection District is a rural fire protection district located in Pembroke Township, the largest township in Kankakee County, Illinois and one of the poorest townships in the country.
About PembrokePembroke Township is located 60 miles southeast of Chicago on the Illinois-Indiana border. The department is made up of 18 firefighters, a Chief, a Public Relations Officer and a three-member Board of Directors. All positions are volunteer. They are a hard working dedicated team of men and women that put their lives on the line everyday to protect other peoples lives and property! The average age of the vehicles on our fleet is 20 years old.
We provide 56-square miles of coverage in the Pembroke Fire Protection District, which includes the Village of Hopkins Park that we protect daily. This area includes 2784 residents, occupied houses/apartments: 2,782 (1,878 owner occupied, 904 renter occupied) 3 schools (The Ida L Busch Elementary School, George Washington Carver Pre-School and the Lorenzo R. Smith Grade School), and 3 senior homes (Wild Wind Estates, Hickory Hills and the Pembroke Senior Citizens Center).
P.F.P.D. in the NewsNew Truck 1973
New Truck / Winners 1973
$500 Damage 1973
Fire Claims Life of Deputy's Wife
Chief Reports More Calls 1973
Tragic Fire 1972
Neighbors Rescue Pembroke Township Women
Coroner's Jury Urges Mobile Home Checks 1970
Grass Fires Plague Area
Charity Club Donates Funds to FDA
44 Attend Fireman Banquet at Redwood Inn
Common Scene This Spring 1971
Fireman Receive Drag Bar as Gift / New Truck
Annual Report / Fireman Save Burning House / Fire Damages Murray Trailer Home 1972
Winds Whip Up Fire 2005
Firefighters Still Battling
Wildfires Hit Pembroke Again