Chicago Heights IAFF Local 711


MDAMDA The IAFF has fought to save the lives of those with neuromuscular diseases since 1954. In addition to campaigns like Fill-the-Boot, thousands of fire fighters nationwide volunteer their personal time at MDA summer camps. Thank you to all who have supported the Chicago Heights Firefighters who have worked to Fill-the-Boot to help those affected with MDA live better lives. We appreciate your support.

Honor Guard:

demoHonor Guard Chicago Heights Local 711 has members that are a part of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard. These members participate in honoring fallen fire fighters, memorial ceremonies, parades, and other sanctioned events.





Upcoming Events:

demoUpcoming events for Chicago Heights Local 711 will be posted here. We appreciate your past support of the Chicago Heights Fire Fighters.








In Loving Memory:

John P. Tiberi
LODD May 6, 1974
Richard E. Foglietta
at rest April 11, 1998
Raymond Rosetto
at rest November 8, 2006
Brian W. Filippi
at rest April 24, 2010
Clark "Gene" Cookingham
at rest August 27, 2011
Dominic G. Cianchetti
at rest January 5, 2012
Thomas A. Labuda
at rest February 2, 2014
Maynard D. Kutz
at rest April 10, 2014

Memorial Badge 


Dear Members, please email
us if you know of someone we
may have missed, as we want
to honor all of our union family.

AFFI News:

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Please consider donating to the MDA for the Fill-the-Boot Campaign. Here is the link: https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/index.cfm?



On Monday, May 1, 2017, eight members of Chicago Heights Firefighters Local 711 were sworn in to their new positions at the city council meeting. Listed from left to right: Eng. Mike Janusek, Eng. Steve Koenig, Eng. Lou Wortel, Eng. Keith Warren, Mayor David Gonzalez, Chief Jeffery Springer, Lt. Doug Fisher, Lt. Mike Napoli, Lt. Wendell Thomas, and Lt. Zach McGathey.  Congratulations on your promotions!


Letter to Citizens of Chicago Heights

Dear Chicago Heights resident,

After many months of discussion and dozens of meetings, the Chicago Heights Fire Fighters and the City of Chicago Heights have successfully come to a contract agreement. The provisions of the agreement will positively impact the level of public safety this community deserves. With your help, we were able to address many public safety concerns. Because of your support, we will continue to provide a superior level of protection and services. With concern for firefighter safety as well as community safety, an agreement has been reached to keep 17 fulltime firefighters on duty every day. The community's overwhelming support for fire safety proves that this town has the desire to continue to grow and succeed.  Our community is willing to fight for what it believes in. Your voices have been heard; loud and clear. Be proud of this accomplishment. Know that your steadfast determination will provide for better safety and comfort for you and your family.  Some residents and businesses have displayed red 17 signs in their yards and storefronts in support of our cause.  The KEEP 17 signs should serve as a reminder of your perseverance.  You may keep it if you wish, or you can leave it in your yard and one of our members will retrieve it in the next few weeks. The fire fighters of Local 711 thank you for your unwavering support and dedication. As we move forward, our promise is to continue to find solutions that strengthen public safety.


Steve Koenig

President-Chicago Heights Fire Fighters

IAFF Local 711

Welcome to the Chicago Heights Local 711 Web Site

Chicago Heights Fire Fighters became members of the International Association of Fire Fighters on January 19, 1942. The Department has 65 Career Full Time Firefighters that operate out of 5 stations throughout the City.

IAFF 711 Charter






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