'Serving with Pride'



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.

Snowmobile Safety Classes

Illinois winters are very unpredictable and when we receive enough snow for snowmobiling everyone is anxious to ride. Courses should be taken before the snow arrives.

Open Burning- What is Allowed

Open Burning Regulations for Village of Wonder Lake & McHenry County

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

History of Fire Prevention Week

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



Wonder Lake Fire Protection District (WLFPD) always accepts applications for employment. The application is available online, however you may also picked up one at either fire station. You must be 21 years of age or older and must reside within the fire district of Wonder Lake. For more information please feel free to call our non-emergency number for details: 815-728-0088



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.