Sunday, January 20th, 2019
Hickory Point Engine 435 responded to an automatic alarm to the Warrensburg Fire Department. Hickory Point personnel assisted responding departments with a dryer on fire inside the residence.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Hickory Point Engine 435 responded to a vehicle fire Tuesday morning, at 4:05 a.m., in the parking lot of he Hickory Point Mall.The vehicle was engulfed in fire, but was quickly extinguished. As the p...
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Hickory Point Rescue 437 responded to a two vehicle accident, with one on its side, west of Forsyth. Struts were applied to one vehicle and the driver was extricated through the front window. The driv...
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Hickory Point Engine 435 responded to a box alarm request from Clinton Fire Dept. The alarm was for a house, heavily involved in smoke and fire, east of Clinton. Assistant Chief Deal (white helmet wit...
About us

Welcome to the Hickory Point Fire Protection District

The Hickory Point Fire Protection District was created in1955 by a group of citizens living on the north end of Decatur, Illinois and in the Village of Forsyth. At that time, fire protection did not exist in the area except through calling Decatur Fire Department or neighboring towns. The Village of Forsyth's population in the 1950's was less than 500.

Today, the fire station is located in Forsyth, IL and protects the fire district includes the Village of Forsyth, along with sections of north Decatur and portions of the Hickory Point township. The general fire district is approximately 16 square miles centered at the US Highway 51 and County Highway 20.

The Hickory Point Fire District is administered by a appointed Board of Trustees. These trustees are appointed every three years by the Macon County Board. The day-to-day operations side of the department is run by an appointed Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and various other officers in a traditionally structured chain of command. Firefighters range in experience from less than one year of experience to over forty years of experience.  

Firefighters within the department fill many rolls, based on both experience, education, and technical expertise. The department has a cadet program that is offered for interested members between 14 and 17. At 18, firefighters may become full members of the department and participate in firefighting responses. At 21, firefighters may become apparatus operators that includes an extensive training and on the road evolutions. Other services provided to the district include Basic and Advanced Life Support (non-transport), Basic and Advanced Level Firefighting, Technician Level Trench Rescue, Operations and Decon Level Hazardous Materials Response, Rope Rescue, and numerous certified instructors to support these programs. 

The Hickory Point Fire Department maintains an ISO rating of 4.

 

 


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