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Fire Department 50th Anniversary Open House

The Schaumburg Fire Department invites the public to attend its Open House to celebrate the department’s 50th anniversary.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Fire Station 51, 950 W. Schaumburg Road.

The itinerary includes Presentation of the Colors by the department’s Honor Guard followed by a welcome from Fire Chief Dave Schumann. Speakers will include Mayor Al Larson and retired Captain Jim Naatz, who will serve as the keynote speaker. Refreshments will be available following the brief program.

Fire protection in Schaumburg was provided by the Roselle Fire Protection District in the early days. The Schaumburg Fire Department was created by village ordinance on February 20, 1966, and appointed volunteer firefighters that officially began serving the Schaumburg Fire Department on June 1, 1967.

Today, the Schaumburg Fire Department provides suppression and emergency medical services to a day-time population of 150,000. Responding from five fire stations, 120 shift personnel respond to more than 9,100 calls a year. The fire department is responsible for providing emergency response services including fire, ambulance, hazardous materials, underwater rescue and recovery, high angle, trench and confined space rescue; and education/fire prevention programs including school presentations, station tours, high rise drills, and Explorer Scout Post 333. For more information about the Schaumburg Fire Department, visit the village’s website at

thanks Dan