IAFF Local #742

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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Leoni Golf Outing


TIME/START: 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start / Scramble Format

LOCATION: Twin Lakes Country Club 1230 Legion Drive Twin Lakes, WI 53181 262-877-2500 PRICING: $100 per person (includes golf/cart, a beer & brat at turn, and prime rib dinner)


 Please submit RSVP by September 14th to:

Text or submit completed form and payment to: Chris Fochs- 847-313-9675 (Shift #1/Gold) Dan Philipaitis- 847-866-5930 (Shift #2/Black) Mick Morel- 847-866-5910 (Shift #3/Red) Ronn Gannon- 847-966-7665

Click HERE for the flier.



Marty Leoni Fun Run


TIME: 8:30 AM TO 12:00 NOON

START: 8:30 AM @ Fire Department Headquarters (909 Lake Street, Evanston)

FINISH: Elliott Park- Hamilton and Lake Shore Drive Distance: Approximately 3 miles

Click HERE for the flier.


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.


Congrats New Local #742 Member

Congrats to Local 742’s newest member, Enrique Gonzalez, on his graduation from NIPSTA’s Fire Academy. He’s pictured here (2nd from left) with some of his fellow graduates who are members of other Locals. Candidate Gonzalez’s road to becoming an Evanston Firefighter/Paramedic is just beginning. Next, he’ll start his candidate year on shift for the Evanston Fire Department. His first year will focus on training on all of the skills he’s learned in academy, along with some new ones special to the Evanston Fire Department. As he progresses, he’ll be tested on them to ensure he’s fully grasping them, and growing as a Firefighter. If he successfully completes his year of Candidacy, he’ll become an Evanston Firefighter. Following that first year, he’ll go to Paramedic school, where he’ll learn all the medical skills required of an Evanston Firefighter/Paramedic. While it will be a busy, and sometimes tough first few years, Enrique has the full support of the entire Local 742! Best of luck Candidate Gonzalez, we’re looking forward to helping you learn, grow, and succeed!

Candidate Gonzalez


Local #742 Celebrates Black History Month

As part of our celebration of Black History Month, Local 742 is remembering Chief Sanders Hicks. Chief Hicks was the Evanston Fire Department's first Black firefighter, he was hired in 1950 and then went on to become Evanston's Fire Chief in 1980. His groundbreaking career was not an easy one, but he conquered adversity and challenge after challenge, as he put it: "Because I love the job." Please see this article for more information on Chief Hicks.
To commemorate Chief Hicks and Black History Month, Local 742 and Fresh Prints of Evanston  have designed T-Shirts that are for sale. All proceeds from the T-Shirts will be donated to the Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc. an organization that provides educational scholarships for Black students in our community. T-Shirts are $15.00 and are available for local pick up only, if interested in purchasing a shirt, please private message our Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/EvanstonFireFightersLocal742 .



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