1608 Bloomingdale 
Glendale Hts, IL 60139



Our Location:

(630) 668-5323 
(630) 668-5396
(911 for emergencies)





Deputy Chief:

Russell Wood

Richard Cassady


Nicholas Kosiara
Marty Olsen
Richard Osborn

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Glenside Fire Protection District  

Fire Investigation Unit


            A need for fire investigation was mandated when the State of Illinois passed legislation requiring all fires to be investigated. The Glenside Fire Protection Districts  investigation unit is comprised Lieutenant Stephen Lipowski, FF/PM Kyle Lipponeur and FF/PM Katherine Little. Additionally, the unit is supported by two investigators from the Glendale Heights Police Department and by the Du Page County Fire Investigation Task Force, of which FF/PM Lipponeur is a team member. Currently, there is one investigator serving on each of the three shifts, but all investigators are available 24/7.


            The Goal of the Fire Investigation Unit is to investigate all fires in a professional and scientific manner, consider the weight of the evidence and arrive at an expert opinion as to the cause of the fire, using nationally accepted standards. To achieve this goal all members continue with their investigation training on a monthly basis.


            By striving to determine the cause of every fire through this goal, the community is served when hazardous conditions are identified and the general public is informed and educated through the Public Education Division of the Glenside Fire Protection District. A subsequent goal of the Fire Investigation Unit would be to reduce the number of fires and the resulting injuries through this campaign of public awareness.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at slipowski@glensidefire.org or call me at (630) 668-5323 Monday Thru Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Lt. Stephen Lipowski
Fire Investigation Coordinator

Kyle Lipponeur
Fire Investigator
Du Page County Fire Investigation Task Force Member


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