July 6, 2015, the 2000 Seagrave Engine was sold to Great Lakes Fire Apparatus.

May 22, 2015, The District took delivery of a 2015 Spartan (cab & chassis) / Alexis (body) Fire Engine. This Engine will replace the 2000 Seagrave Engine

Former Trustee Richard Erickson passed away on September 15, 2012. Richard Erickson was 

Trustee from 1973 – 1994.

In August 2012, the Fire District ISO rating was once again evaluated and once again remained steady at a Class 3 rating. 


Chris Surdel was sworn in as Fire Commissioner on August 14, 2012. Chris Surdel replaced Fire Commissioner Don Feipel.

On November 16, 2012, the 1998 75’ quint, originally purchased from Seagrave Fire Apparatus, was sold to the Hackberry Fire Protection District, under the jurisdiction of the Cameron Parish Police Jury, located in Cameron Louisiana.

James Cirelli passed away on April 11, 2013. 

James Cirelli proudly served as the 

department photographer for many years.

On April 28, 2010 a ground breaking ceremony was held at the site for Fire Station #3 located at 10855 W. 183rd Street.  In attendance were Trustees William Haas, Stephen Hoblin, Robert Hennessey, Kenneth Blank and Fire Chief Ted Golden along with many members of the fire district.

On December 17, 2010 the District moved in to Fire Station #3 and the station became fully operational and closed the temporary fire station on 183rd Place.


On April 8, 2011, Thomas Wiencek passed away. Thomas Wiencek had been associated with the Mokena Fire Protection District from 1976 – 1986; he left the Mokena Fire Protection District at the rank of Assistant Fire Chief.


Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Cirelli was sworn in at the August 23, 2011 Board of Trustees' meeting.  A/C Cirelli has been promoted from within the department after 20 years of service. A/C Cirelli joined the Mokena Fire Protection District in 1991 as a volunteer. His promotional track took him to Training Officer in 2000 and to Lieutenant on March 13, 2001.







On September 14, 2011, Charles Manhart passed away. 

Charles Manhart had been associated with the Mokena

Fire Protection District since December 1, 1960.

















In December 2011, the Mokena Fire Protection District began

conducting Fleet Maintenance & Repair services for the

Manhattan Fire Protection District, Fire and EMS apparatus.












On December 4, 2011, Firefighter Jerome Johnson retired from the Mokena Fire Protection District. Jerome Johnson joined the Mokena Fire Protection District on May 1, 1990 and became full-time on July 1, 1995. 





On March 6, 2012, the Mokena Fire Protection District was

re-accredited by the Center for Public Safety Excellence

Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI)

for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s

voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.

The Fire District is one of 149 agencies worldwide that

have achieved Accredited Agency status with the CFAI.

Currently, there are over 34,000 fire departments

alone in the United States. This puts Mokena Fire District

in the top .3% of fire departments in the United States to receive this status. 






On June 1, 2012, Chief Ted Golden  retired from the Mokena Fire Protection District. Ted Golden joined the Mokena Fire Protection District on June 11, 1980 as a volunteer. His promotional track took him to Lieutenant in June 1983, Assistant Fire Chief in August 1984, then to Fire Chief in September 1991. 


Howard Stephens was sworn in as the Fire Chief at the June 12, 2012 Board of Trustees' meeting. Chief Stephens has been promoted from within the department after 21 years of service. Chief Stephens joined the Mokena Fire Protection District in 1991 as a volunteer. His promotional track took him to Lieutenant on October 24, 1995 and Assistant Fire Chief on November 14, 2000.










Fire Commissioner Don Feipel passed away on June 21, 2012.

Don Feipel had been associated with the Mokena Fire

Protection District since November 12, 1996.











In July 2012, the Mokena Fire Protection District began conducting

Fleet Maintenance & Repair services for the

Tinley Park Fire Department.


















On July 9, 2012, the Fire District took delivery of a 2012 Chevrolet

Express utility Van.  This van replaces a 1997 Ford E-250 utility van.





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Chief Delbert Yunker passed away on May 13, 2013. Delbert Yunker actively served the MFPD from April 4, 1964 – 1991; during this time he proudly and honorably served as Fire Chief from 1979 – 1991.

 On July 9, 2013, the Fire District took delivery of a 2014 Horton Ambulance on a Freightliner cab & chassis; this ambulance replaces the 2006 Horton Ambulance that was returned to reserve status.


May 11, 2015, Firefighter / Paramedic Stewart Romadka started working Full-Time for the Mokena Fire Protection District.

May 4, 2015, the Mokena Fire Protection District took delivery of a 2015 Polaris Ranger 6X6 utility vehicle equipped with brush firefighting capabilities. Through a competitive grant process, this equipment, at a cost of $19,000, was completely purchased and donated by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

August 1, 2014, the Fire District ISO rating was once again evaluated and was adjusted to reflect an ISO Class 1 rating. Of over 49,000 Fire Departments nationwide, there are only 60 which have received the ISO Class 1 rating and only 3 in Illinois.

In February 2010 the Fire District took delivery of a 2009 Horton Ambulance.  This replaces a 1996 Road Rescue Ambulance that was returned to reserve status.

On March 21, 2017, the Mokena Fire Protection District was re-accredited by the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.

May 12, 2015, Lieutenant Richard Campbell was sworn in as Assistant Chief Richard Campbell (to become effective on May 16, 2015); Engineer James Cresto was sworn in as Lieutenant James Cresto  (to become effective on May 16, 2015); Firefighter Kenneth Berger was sworn in as Engineer Kenneth Berger  (to become effective on May 16, 2015).

Former Volunteer Firefighter, Bernard Hoogstra passed away on May 15, 2014

Juanita Manhart (wife of Chuck Manhart) passed away on May 21, 2014

On November 20, 2012, the Fire District responded to the Enbridge Pipeline, located within the Chi-Cap Pipeline facility, who experienced a crude oil leak of a 20” transmission line. The amount of crude oil actually leaked was approximately 900 barrels (42 gallons per barrel = 37,800 gallons). This was the largest crude oil leak that the Fire District had experienced at the tank farm facility and within the boundaries of the Fire District.


On January 17, 2013 the District received $300,000 in the form of a donation from the estate of Adeline S. Czerwinski and Raymond J. Czerwinski upon their death.