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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a State statute (5 ILCS 140) that provides for a prescribed method for the public to gain access to government records.  Any person who wishes to inspect and/or obtain copies of public records from the Sandwich Community Fire Protection District shall submit a FOIA request to the FOIA Officer. 

The District shall respond to all FOIA requests within five working days of its receipt.  If additional time is needed, you will be notified of the District's intent to respond within an additional five working days as permitted under the Act.  If any of the materials you have requested are exempt under the Act, you will be notified in writing of the specific exemption which applies to the documents and you will be provided with all non-exempt materials.

You may seek review of any denial, or partial denial, of your request by judicial review pursuant to Section 11 of the FOIA, or by submitting a request for review to the Public Access Counselor in the Office of the Attorney General.  Any request for review to the Public Access Counselor must be in writing, signed by you, must include a copy of your request and the response, or responses, you have received from the Board of Trustees, and must be filed no later than sixty days after the date of the denial.


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Fire Prevention and Inspection

The Sandwich Community Fire Protection District has adopted the 2006 International Fire Code and Life Safety Code.

To obtain a permit...

All Permits within the city limits will be issued by the City of Sandwich Building Department.  These include, building permits, fire alarm permits, and fire suppression permits.
All permits are submitted to the Fire Department for review by the city building inspector and returned to him. 
For all Permits outside of the City Limits, but within the boundaries of the Sandwich Community Fire Protection District, contact the Fire Department at 815-786-9241, or use the form on the Contact Us page of this website.
Permits are required for all buildings, fire alarms, fire suppression systems, tents, and all activities that require an operational Permit.  Permit applications can be picked up at the fire station.

Illinois Premise Alert Program

In 2009, Illinois passed the Illinois Premise Alert Program. Public safety agencies (Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services) are required to publicize this program and accept notifications from special needs individuals, their families, or caregivers. Agencies are then required to be able to identify and be aware of these situations when responding to calls or coming across individuals. The goal is to provide more knowledgeable care through advance notice of special needs.

Residents of the Sandwich Fire District can follow the link below for more information about this program and to download the Premise Alert Program form.  Once complete, the form must be returned by mail to KenCom Public Safety Dispatch, Attn: PAP, 1102 Cornell Lane, Yorkville, Illinois 60560.

File of Life


The Sandwich Fire Department is happy to offer the "File of Life" to all residents of the Sandwich Community Fire Protection District. Visit the station 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring medications, emergency information and doctor information with you. This is a program to better prepare the ambulance crew if we have to respond to an emergency for any individual within our district. If you have any questions or can not make it to the station, call 815-786-9241 or go to the contact us tab. 

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