Carlock, IL Fire Protection District is a volunteer fire and EMS service agency serving portions Northwestern McLean County and Southern Woodford County in Central Illinois.
On behalf of the men and women of the Carlock Fire Protection District, I would like to welcome to our website.
We are preparing for a very busy year. First, we kick off a month of pancakes on Sunday, February 1. For the month of February we will again host that annual pancake breakfast every Sunday. Times are 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Proceeds from the breakfast are used for purchasing equipment that cannot be obtained due to budget limitations of the Fire District. We also support the summer softball league and the Boy Scouts. We want to support the community that helps support our operation here. We also hope that some of the children (and parents) will come down to the firehouse to see what we are about and hopefully volunteer. Funds raised at past breakfasts have been used for a new thermal imaging camera, upgrades to our apparatus, training equipment, and the purchase of automated external defibrillators for some of our public buildings. Please come out and support us in February.
In other department news, eight members are nearing the half way point of the Basic Operations Firefighter course. This class began in September and meets two nights per week for four hours each night (with time off for Christmas and spring break) and will wrap up in April. This is a very comprehensive course that covers all aspects of fire department operations from building construction and fire behavior to firefighting and vehicle and machinery rescue.
We also recently took delivery of a new truck. It is a Pierce body built on an International chassis. The new rig qualifies as a pumper with a 1250 gallon-per-minute pump and a full complement of hose and other firefighting equipment. However, the main function will be as a tanker to haul water to the rural areas of the district with its 1600 gallon tank. The truck was built to last us for 20 years and possibly longer.
Also new in the firehouse are 20 new self contained breathing apparatus (scba) or air packs as they are commonly called. These air packs were purchased with federal funds obtained through a regional grant request with eight other departments. After training, we hope to have them fully in service by March.
Also in our plans this year are some improvements to our firehouse. The original building is over 30 years old and has some insulation and roof updates needed. The investment in better insulation and sealing the building tighter against air infiltration will pay off in the long run with lower utility costs.
If you ever have any questions about the Fire and Rescue Club or Carlock Fire Department, ask any member and they can answer it or put you in contact with someone that can. Feel free to stop by any of our meetings on the first, second, or third Mondays of the month.
Chief Greg Mohr
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Welcome to the Carlock Fire Protection District web site.
During your visit to our website please take the time to browse through the various links that contain membership information, media releases, as well as public education infrormation. We have designed this site to be both helpful and educational.
Carlock, IL Fire Protection District is a volunteer fire and EMS service agency serving portions Northwestern McLean County and Southern Woodford County in Central Illinois. We are committed to providing the highest level of service in the most efficient manner to the citizens we serve.
We are very proud of the men and women of the Carlock Fire Protection District, and we appreciate the time you made to visit our site. We hope you come back often to keep an eye on one of the most progressive, fastest growing fire departments in Central Illinois.