The City of Crystal Lake is located in Illinois approximately 45 miles northwest of the City of Chicago, in McHenry County. The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department provides service for the City of Crystal Lake, the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District, the Village of Lakewood, and portions of Lake in the Hills. The area served is approximately 46.2 square miles, with a resident population of over 52,000 according to the 2010 census. Services provided include fire protection, emergency medical care (Advanced Life Support), fire inspections, public education, hazardous material response, water rescue, and special team responses such as trench, confined space, rope, and dive rescue. The city of Crystal Lake is the largest city in McHenry County, and our service area includes three U.S. highways, a railroad (Union Pacific), two large lakes (Crystal Lake and Three Oaks Recreation Area), and McHenry County College. The Department also provides automatic aid to the Nunda Rural Fire Protection District, McHenry Township Fire Protection District and the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District. Mutual aid is provided to communities in McHenry, Lake and Kane Counties frequently through our Mutual Aid box Alarm system (MABAS).
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