The Herscher Fire Department has just completed its second busiest year in the history of the fire department. In 2018, the Herscher Fire Department responded to 146 fire-related calls, and the ambulance service responded to 544 calls.
Each year, the Herscher Firemen’s Association relies on donations from the public to provide additional supplies and equipment for the department.
Last year’s donations were used for a new 4 Gas Meter that replaced an older unit for which parts are no longer available. It is used during hazardous material calls, for possible gas leaks, or other oxygen-deficient confined areas. In addition, a High Output Smoke Generator that will be used for training new and experienced firefighters was purchased.
Donations to the department can be dropped off at the State Bank of Herscher, Martin and Sons Hardware, or Herscher Grain. Or, you may mail your contribution to Herscher Fire Department, PTFPD, Box 671, Herscher, IL 60941.
In addition, if you are interested in being a volunteer firefighter, and are over the age of 18, call 815-426-2143 to leave a message. An application will be mailed to you.
The annual Fire Department Fish Fry will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Herscher Legion Community Center from 4:30-7:30 pm. Raffle tickets are currently available for that evening’s drawings.