The Holiday Shores Fire Protection District serves a 16 square mile fire district that includes the vast majority of Holiday Shores subdivision. Although the Districts borders do not follow streets exactly, the District is generally bordered by Indian Creek to the West, Caribbean Drive to the North, Miller Drive to the South and Old Prairie Town Road to the East.
Although much of the area is Rural and still undeveloped, the district has some light commercial occupancy and a residential population of over 3,000.
The District is served by a volunteer staffing. The volunteers are paid a small incentive annually based on their call attendance, training, and level of qualification. In addition to serving their immediate District, the Fire Department also provides aid to any other Fire Department that may request assistance.
Equipment – HSFPD responds to emergencies with 5 trucks and an Incident Support / Command trailer:
3310 – 2002 American LaFrance Engine w/ 1250 gpm pump
3311 – 1991 International Engine w/ 1000 gpm. pump
3351 – 2013 Ford Rescue/Brush Truck w/ 125gpm pump and 300 gallons of water
3360 – 1995 Ford Tender w/ pump, carries 3000 gallons of water
3361 – 2006 Ford Tender w/ 2000 gallons of water
3390 – Ford F-350 Truck
*Our department carries medical supplies on our three primary trucks (3310, 3311, 3351), including oxygen kits & Zoll AED's.
Members – Under the command of Chief and Asst. Chief, we have 26 members ranked from Firefighter to Captain, including 11 First Responders and 9 EMT's. The Department responds to approximately 150 Emergency calls per year for EMS, Rescue, Fire and Mutual Aid. The district is fortunate to have many IL State Certified Firefighters & Instructors.
Fire District - The Fire District is governed by the Trustees. The Trustee's establish the tax rate, set and approve the budget, and have the overall responsibility of the district and department operations. The Trustee's are appointed by the Madison County Board to govern the district. The current HSFPD Trustee's are:
Fire Department – The Department is established as the organization that oversees much of the fundraising, donations, projects and many of the daily activities of the fire department. The members of the organization elect officers to lead their activities. The current officers are:
Jim O'Brien – President
Patti McDaniel - Secretary
Dana Blotevogel – Treasurer
Training – Each member of the HSFD is expected to attain a minimum of 7.5 hours of training per quarter through monthly training sessions on Monday nights and occasional Saturday training. Last year the average member had over 50 hours training. Training varies and is established by the Chief and Training officer. Annual Training includes many topics including Water Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Fire Behavior, and various EMS Training just to name a few.
Monday Meetings – Meetings are held every Monday night at the fire house at 7:00 p.m. The Mondays are designated as one training night per month and two general work nights per month with the Business Meeting bein held on the last Monday of the month.
We are always seeking new volunteers to serve the community.