Barrington fire district to host an open house

The board of trustees of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District invite residents to experience a behind the-scenes glimpse of fire department operations, explore equipment and facilities, and learn how firefighters and paramedics serve the community during the department’s annual open house from 9 a.m. — noon Saturday, Sept. 24.

The free event will be held at the Barrington Public Safety Building, 400 N. Northwest Hwy.

The open house will let family members of all ages:

Ÿ Observe the Barrington Fire Department’s proud tradition of serving communities that comprise the BCFPD.

Ÿ Climb aboard the department’s fleet of engines, ambulances, trucks and tenders.

Ÿ Learn about fire, bicycle and railroad safety.

Ÿ Meet and talk with firefighters, paramedics, fire department officials and district trustees.

Ÿ Enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Ÿ Say hello to Sparky the Fire Dog.

Barrington Fire Chief James Arie encourages district residents and business owners to attend the open house. It is an opportunity to view state-of-the-art life-saving technology, meet the firefighters who protect their communities, and see how their tax dollars support fire suppression and emergency medical services.

For information about this event or BCFPD operations and activities, call (847) 304-3600 or visit

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District receives emergency fire and medical service from the Barrington Fire Department, which is responsible for protecting the lives and property of district residents through an intergovernmental agreement between the district and village of Barrington.

The district serves portions of Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Lake Barrington and Inverness, as well as portions of unincorporated Cook, Lake and McHenry counties.