FOIA/Records Request

Glenside Fire Protection District – Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Compliance

What is FOIA?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example: records protected under HIPAA law, records containing personal privacy, etc.)

How do I Make a FOIA Request?

You must submit your request in writing to the District. Your request should include your contact information including a phone number so you can be contacted in case of questions and the information you are seeking – with as much detail as possible. For your convenience, you may use the form provided below (but it is not required).

Please email, fax or mail your request to the District at:

Fax: (630) 668-5323
Mail: 1608 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Any questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting the District’s Freedom of Information Act Officer Laura Haiden or Chief Richard Cassady as the Alternate Officer.

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Glenside Fire Protection District to permit access to and copying of public records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, balanced, however, by the limited exceptions recognized in the Act to safeguard individual privacy and the efficient operation of the District. The Fire Chief shall ensure that the District complies with the Act through execution of the District’s regulations adopted pursuant to this policy.