Sunday, February 12th, 2023
On Feb 12, 2023 E435 and A438 responded to a Mutual Aid Fire in rural Argenta.
Saturday, January 28th, 2023
On 1/28/2023, Hickory Point Fire responded to a structure fire. Warrensburg and Maroa Fire provided Mutual Aid.
Thursday, January 19th, 2023
On January 19, 2023, E437 and E435 responded to a vehicle accident where the vehicle collided with a house.
Thursday, December 1st, 2022
On Dec 1, 2022 with the temperature in the low 20's, E 437 assisted a resident retrieve a cat that had been chased up a tree.
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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