Tuscola Fire Department

FOR EMERGENCIES: CALL 911

 

Brian Moody, Tuscola Fire Chief

214 N. Main, Tuscola, IL 61953
E-mail: brian.moody@tuscola.org
South Station: 217-253-4631
Office: 217-253-2552
Fax: 217-253-5026
Cell: 217-369-0940

General Information:  info@tuscola.org

 

 

The Tuscola Fire Department proudly protects ~6,000 people living in an area of 77 square miles.   Operating out of two stations, located in the city, protecting primarily the City of Tuscola, but also surrounding agricultural and industrial areas. Our department is a municipal department whose members are paid on call.   We operate on VHF radio frequency 158.940 MHz.  For expanded operations – Douglas Co. Fire – 154.130 MHz, and MABAS, IFERN, IREACH, DEMA, and MERCI frequencies.

 

The goal of the Tuscola Fire Department is to protect life and property from fire, disaster, accident, or any other emergency situation we are summoned to mitigate or assist with, to the best of our abilities, and within the scope of our training. 

 

TFD provides Tuscola and the surrounding area with fire protection, rescue, non-transport EMS service, that supports paramedic staffed, Arrow Ambulance Service, and AirLife – the air medical transport team, and fire prevention activities. We have a fully equipped Hazardous Materials Response Team that is supported by Cabot Corporation Haz Mat Team and their equipment trailer, as well as LyondellBasell  Haz Mat.   We provide Confined Space, Rope Rescue, and Trench Rescue services to our area.  The Tuscola Fire Department is part of the Douglas County Firefighters’ Association and MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Division 26.

 

Tuscola Fire Department Officers and Personnel

 

 

Assistant Chief – Chip Haake
Captain Kevin Endres

Captain J. Mark Maxey
LT / EMS Officer Bill Hemmer
LT / SCBA Officer Jim Heath

LT / Rope Rescue / Confined Space Officer Bill Schweighart
LT / Chaplain Joe Carter
LT / Training Officer/ Fire Investigator Todd Ray

LT  Jamey Mauzy

 

Chief Engineer Jason Mills
Engineer Gary Kidwell

Engineer Nick Kidwell
Engineer Tim Bloomer

Engineer Mike Thomas
Engineer Chris Fowler

 

Firefighter Brett Adkisson
Firefighter Travis Gould
Firefighter Aaron Weaver
Firefighter Brian Endres
Firefighter Paul Shipley
Firefighter Elliot Harris
Firefighter Frank Pfeiffer
Firefighter Cory Roberts
Firefighter Ahren Cody
Firefighter Ian Harp
Firefighter Tyler Quinn
Firefighter Brent Wilson

Firefighter Stephen Bosch
Firefighter Dalton Donnals

Firefighter Dustin Haake

Firefighter Brandon Hahn

Firefighter Christian Ray

Firefighter Drake Todd

Firefighter Bryce Yantis

 

TFD FIREFIGHTER LOG IN PAGE

 

 

 TUSCOLA FIRE DEPARTMENT APPLICATION

 

Storm Ready & Weather Monitoring

The Tuscola Fire Department  provides the community with severe weather monitoring by trained storm spotters and a modern voice capable siren Outdoor Warning System.   We are one of only 46 communities and 14 counties in Illinois that have been designated a “StormReady Community”

 

“StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, awareness, and warning systems. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.” – National Weather Service

 

In addition to the Outdoor Warning System, we also have the capability of emergency notifications using CodeRED.  CodeRED is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications.   This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices).   The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

 

Fire Prevention

 

Fire Prevention Week – 2nd week in October. Help us prevent fires by becoming informed about fire prevention.   Click on Sparky the Fire Dog for great fun and learn more about fire prevention!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Safety House

For our neighboring departments who would like to use our Fire Safety House for their own fire prevention activities, please download the application form.   Send the completed form to City of Tuscola

214 N. Main St. 

Tuscola, IL 61953

By fax 217-253-5026 or email to info@tuscola.org

 

 

 

 

Public Pyrotechnics Displays & Fireworks Sales

To apply for a permit, please download the appropriate application form.  Send the completed form to

City of Tuscola

214 N. Main St.

Tuscola, IL 61953

By fax 217-253-5026 or email to info@tuscola.org

 

NOTICE: The City of Tuscola does not permit or allow “Consumer Fireworks Displays“, as defined by the State of Illinois Fire Works Use Act. Further, according to the State Fire Marshal rules, “Consumer Fireworks” cannot be sold to anyone who does not have a Consumer Fireworks Display permit, issued by the local jurisdiction.
 

Public Pyrotechnic Display Permit Application

Legal Fireworks Sales Permit Application

 

Patch and Coin Trades

 

Contact Chief Moody at the Tuscola Fire Department, 214 N. Main Street, Tuscola, IL 61953, or by email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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