Join Us!

The Garden Homes Fire Protection District is one of the last 100% volunteer fire departments left in Cook County. We are charged with providing Fire and EMS services for the Garden Homes community, as well as the towns of Merrionette Park and Robbins through automatic aid agreements, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. If you want to challenge yourself, learn new skills, make life-long friends, and serve people in need; Gardens Homes is the place for you.

We have many different options for volunteering. If you want to learn more, please feel free to stop by the firehouse any Tuesday evening between 7:00 - 9:00 PM. If you have any questions, regarding volunteering please email Assistant Chief Scott Bluhm:

Some general guidelines for individuals interested in being active Firefighter/EMTs are:
    • 18 years of age or older;
    • No Felony Convictions;
    • Pass a background check and drug screening;
    • Have a valid CPAT card dated within one (1) year of application submission date;
    • Live within 12 miles of the fire station; and,
    • Obtain Illinois Basic Firefighter Operations and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certification.