Fire Protection District
Welcome to our website! On this site you will get valuable information from services provided, programs offered, annual statistics, dates of monthly board meetings and much more. Our department takes great pride in public relations opportunities and we are here to serve you! Besides responding to emergencies, we offer many programs to assure the public is prepared for emergencies. We offer CPR, first aid, fire evacuation drills, fire extinguisher training and we have a residential smoke detector program to name a few. Using this site, contact us for additional information. We strive to provide great services through evaluating and planning. In 2019, we accomplished the following:
We increased our daily staffing from 4 to 5 personnel over 50% of the time.
We promoted a Deputy Fire Chief
We promoted an EMS Captain
We promoted 3 Lieutenants
We added a full-time firefighter/Paramedic
We added 5 part time firefighters
We secured a grant from the Federal Government for $173,000 to replace our SCBA’s that expired in 2019.
We took donation money and replaced our outdated fire station SCBA air compressor for $40,000.
We purchased Grain Bin Rescue Equipment with donation money from the DeLong Company.
We finalized auto aid agreements with neighboring fire departments to improve response to incidents.
We worked with the Village of Hampshire to update the disaster plan.
We worked with Elgin Community College to start an internship program to recruit new firefighters.
Our department completed over 7,000 hours of training.
We completed over 200 hours on business fire inspections to assure community safety.
We completed over 100 hours on Public Education such as CPR and fire safety classes.
We replaced several sets of firefighter gear that were close to expiration.
All of our fire apparatus and ambulances had their annual preventive maintenance and repairs completed.
Equipment such as heart monitors, cots, fire hose, extrication equipment, hazardous materials monitors, etc. had their annual service completed.
We continued with the fire hydrant flag installation program that we initiated a couple of years ago.
We replaced 40 rural fire number address signs.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
2020 MONTHLY CALL TOTALS
Hampshire Fire Protection District
202 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 245
Hampshire, IL 60140
Station: (847) 683-2629 Fax: (847) 683-1404
Monthly regular meeting of the Board of Trustees:
May 13, 2020
June 10, 2020
July 8, 2020
August 12, 2020
September 9, 2020
October 14, 2020
November 11, 2020
December 9, 2020
All meetings are held at the fire station, 202 Washington Avenue, Hampshire, IL 60140
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