the people occupying those buildings and to ensure we keep property loss from fire to a minimum (see fire prevention link for more information). We provide numerous public education opportunities such as CPR, first aid, fire extinguisher training, business fire drills, fire station tours and residential smoke detector inspections just to name a few (see public education link for more information). Besides responding to emergencies our firefighters are responsible for apparatus / equipment inspection, inventory and maintenance, station maintenance and housekeeping, training, teaching public education classes, business fire inspections and other assigned duties.
We are a very proud organization that will continue to strive to provide the best services to our district. We encourage you to stop by the station for a tour or to have any questions you may have answered.
Chief Trevor Herrmann
Monthly regular meeting of the Board of Trustees:
Wednesday February 12, 2020, 6:00 pm
Wednesday March 11, 2020, 6:00 pm
Wednesday November 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
Wednesday December 11, 2019, 6:00 pm
All meetings are held at the fire station, 202 Washington Avenue, Hampshire, IL 60140
The Hampshire Fire Department was chartered in 1931 with 30 volunteers after the Great Hampshire Fire of 1929 in which a large portion of the downtown was destroyed. A 1931 Model A fire truck was purchased at that time and remains with the district for show.
The Hampshire Fire Protection District was created in 1961 which encompasses 42 square miles that includes most of Hampshire Township and one square mile in DeKalb County including unincorporated New Lebanon. The district currently has a population of 7,500 and also protects 11 miles of Interstate 90 in addition to the 42 square miles. We have one fire station located at 202 Washington Street that became staffed 24 hours a day on January 21st, 2007. We currently own land for a second station at the corner of Harmony and Melms Roads.
Our department personnel spend almost 6,000 hours annually training so we may continue to provide the best services possible to our community. Our firefighters conduct inspections of all businesses annually to ensure the safety of
Applications are being accepted for Part time Firefighter / Paramedics. Applications can be picked up at the Hampshire Fire Protection District (202 Washington Ave.) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Part time Firefighter / Paramedic starting pay is $16.78 an hour and increases with additional certifications.
For more information, you can contact the station and speak with Deputy Chief Herrmann 847-683-2629.
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