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Evanston Fire Fighters Association

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Evanston Fire Fighters

On duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week protecting Evanston and surrounding communities.

Advanced Life Support

All of our rigs have Advanced Life Support capabilities to save lives quickly.


On or off duty, Local #742 helps to support the Evanston Community.


International Association of Fire Fighters/ Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois.

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2023 Final Four Party

lease join us for the Evanston Firefighters Local 742 Annual Final Four Fundraiser at The Firehouse Grill in Evanston on Saturday April 1st. We have 2 square boards, 1 per game. 8 payouts per game. $100 per square. Payouts are $7,500 per game and here is the breakdown… $1,250 at Half, $500 Half Reverse and 2 Square # pulls at $500 each. $2,750 Final, $1,000 Final Reverse and 2 Square # pulls at $500 each. Details for the party are on the attached flier. Contact Tim Gobat at 343fdny@gmail.com  if you want squares and he will shoot you pics of the boards. As always, we really appreciate your support and hope to see you there!

UPDATE to our Final Four Fundraiser:

Final Four Party

Final Four Party


Congratulations FF Moskal

FF Joe Moskal

EVANSTON, IL - After more than 34 years of dedicated service, Firefighter/Paramedic Joseph Moskal retired on January 19. Moskal began his career in Evanston as a firefighter on August 15, 1988.

Joe recently received a Special Recognition Award for working diligently during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on first responders in our community.

His dedication for the profession is exhibited in his training and educational pursuits. Within his first year of employment, Joe received training as an emergency medical technician, serving as a licensed paramedic for over 30 years. He completed driver training and received his Fire Apparatus Operator certification. Joe also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University.

Joe's commitment to the department as a member of Evanston Fire Department Local 742 was on display when he served as Union Steward to assist fellow firefighters in work-related matters.

"Joe served Evanston residents with honor and distinction for over 34 years. We wish Joe and his family a very happy retirement and all the best with his future endeavors," said Deputy Chief William Muno.


2022 Record Year of Responses

Happy 2023 from our Family to yours! 2022 was a record year for the EFD answering 11,240 calls for service. Thank you for your continued support!


2023 EFD Awards Ceremony

December 16, 2022- EFD had an amazing awards ceremony last night, celebrating the extraordinary efforts of our members & partners- NU and Northshore! Thank you for celebrating with us at Hilton Garden! Commitment to excellence = EvanSTRONG! @NorthwesternU @CityofEvanston NorthShore University HealthSystem

Swearing in new members

Congratulations to our newest hires Nicholas Vanek, Andres Rivera-Thompson, Hunter Wolf, Enrique Gonzalez, Michelangelo De Leon, and Elijah Henry!

2022 Marty Leoni Award

Congratulations to James Trippi and Andrew Jakus for receiving the Marty Leoni Jr. Award!


New Smoke Alarm Law Begins Jan. 1, 2023

Smoke Detector Law


2022 Marty Leoni Award Winner

Evanston Fire Department Honors ETHS Student Charlie Kremin with Marty Leoni Award

Marty Leoni Winner 2022

EVANSTON, IL - On November 1, Evanston Township High School student Charlie Kremin was recognized by Evanston Fire Department's Local 742 as this year's Marty Leoni Award recipient, receiving a $2,000 scholarship to be applied towards college educational expenses.

The scholarship was created in 1986 in honor and memory of Marty F. Leoni by his family, friends, and fellow firefighters. Marty was born and raised in Evanston and became a firefighter for the City of Evanston on March 2, 1981. He died in the line of duty at a fire at 1927 Jackson St. in Evanston on July 22, 1985, while trying to save an infant trapped inside a burning structure.

The scholarship is awarded annually by an ETHS-led committee to one student who excels academically, has been an accomplished football player for a minimum of three years, and represents characteristics similar to Marty Leoni. These qualities include integrity, a demonstrated commitment to athletic and academic excellence, and service as a leader in their organization. The scholarship is intended to support the student's professional development, honoring Marty's legacy and pursuit of excellence.

Annual fundraising activities sponsored by Evanston Fire Department (EFD) Local 742 include an annual golf outing and Marty Leoni Fun Run. Since 1986, EFD Local 742 has awarded over $47,000 in academic scholarships. Former Division Chief Ronn Gannon, a 30-year veteran of Evanston Fire Department, said that Leoni was an exemplary member of the department and that "it would be a travesty if we forgot the sacrifice Marty and his family made on that dreadful day."

Gannon highlights the great efforts made by firefighters, friends, and family in honor of Marty Leoni, stating we will continue to fundraise and raise awareness of the everyday sacrifices firefighters make in their profession.

To donate to the Marty Leoni Memorial Fund, you can use the Zelle app and use phone number (847)910-7665.


Evanston Fire Explorer Program

The Evanston Fire Department will host an informational meeting for community members to learn more about its Fire Explorer Program on Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., at the Evanston Fire Department Headquarters, 909 Lake Street.

The coed Fire Explorer Program launched in 2012, offering young adults from 14 to 20 years old the opportunity to work and learn from Evanston Fire Department professionals. The program meets twice a month for approximately two hours at one of the five Evanston Fire stations.

Throughout the program, participants learn about emergency protocols, firefighting procedures, and department policies, while gaining hands-on experience with real life fire and emergency medical equipment.

To learn more about the Fire Explorer Program, visit our website or join us on Wednesday at Fire Department Headquarters. If unable to attend, please contact Captain Megan Kamarchevakul for more information.




Evanston Fire Fighters Support MDA


Never Forget 9/11

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