Naperville Fire Department Recognized in Journal for Sharing Services with Warrenville Fire Protection District

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville Fire Department has been featured in the 2017 edition of the Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices for its teamwork with the Warrenville Fire Protection District. The journal highlights the efforts of local leaders who form voluntary arrangements to provide more efficient and effective services for program recipients and taxpayers.

The two departments were honored by Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti at a kick-off event at the Hoffman Estates Police Department on Tuesday, July 31.

The second annual journal, published by the lieutenant governor’s office, highlights 20 Illinois municipalities and school districts that are working to provide more effective and efficient services while saving taxpayer money. Naperville and Warrenville were selected from more than 261 examples submitted to the Lieutenant Governor’s office last year.   

The City of Naperville Fire Department and Warrenville Fire Protection District, which are adjacent to one another, work across borders to send the closest and most appropriate equipment to the scene of an emergency in either community. Naperville has 10 fire stations, while Warrenville has one.

Sharing service allows both communities to provide more rapid response to the scene of an incident, thereby improving service delivery to citizens. Both are part of the Edwards Hospital EMS systems and follow the same emergency medical system protocols, as well as the same fire operational policies.

“We’re always looking for ways to maximize our resources while serving Naperville residents and doing what’s best for the community,” said Naperville Fire Chief Mark Puknaitis. “The idea behind the journal is that other communities can use this same concept to reduce response times and avoid duplication of services.”

The 2017 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices can be found at

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at