Tuscola Fire Department
FOR EMERGENCIES: CALL 911
Brian Moody, Tuscola Fire Chief
214 N. Main, Tuscola, IL 61953
South Station: 217-253-4631
General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tuscola Fire Department proudly protects ~6,000 people living in an area of 77 square miles. Operating out of two stations, located in the city, protecting primarily the City of Tuscola, but also surrounding agricultural and industrial areas. Our department is a municipal department whose members are paid on call. We operate on VHF radio frequency 158.940 MHz. For expanded operations – Douglas Co. Fire – 154.130 MHz, and MABAS, IFERN, IREACH, DEMA, and MERCI frequencies.
The goal of the Tuscola Fire Department is to protect life and property from fire, disaster, accident, or any other emergency situation we are summoned to mitigate or assist with, to the best of our abilities, and within the scope of our training.
TFD provides Tuscola and the surrounding area with fire protection, rescue, non-transport EMS service, that supports paramedic staffed, Arrow Ambulance Service, and AirLife – the air medical transport team, and fire prevention activities. We have a fully equipped Hazardous Materials Response Team that is supported by Cabot Corporation Haz Mat Team and their equipment trailer, as well as LyondellBasell Haz Mat. We provide Confined Space, Rope Rescue, and Trench Rescue services to our area. The Tuscola Fire Department is part of the Douglas County Firefighters’ Association and MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) Division 26.
Tuscola Fire Department is now accepting applications for member fire fighters. Please complete the on-line application if you would like to be considered as a Tuscola Firefighter!
Chief Brian Moody, EMT
Assistant Chief Todd Ray, EMT-I
Captain Kevin Endres
Lieutenant Bill Hemmer
Lieutenant Bill Schweighart, EMT
Lieutenant / Chaplain Joe Carter
Lieutenant Tim Bloomer
Lieutenant Cory Roberts, EMT
Lieutenant Nick Kidwell
Lieutenant AJ Coady
Lieutenant Dustin Haake, EMT
Chief Engineer Gary Kidwell
Engineer Shane Gould
Engineer Chris Fowler, EMT
Engineer Stephen Bosch
Engineer Dalton Donnals
Engineer Christian Ray
Engineer Rob Hardwick
HazMat Coordinator Jamey Mauzy, EMT
EMS Coordinator Bryce Yantis, EMT-PHRN
Firefighter Tyler Quinn
Firefighter Travis Gould
Firefighter Brian Endres
Firefighter Ian Harp
Firefighter Brent Wilson
Firefighter Brandon Hahn
Firefighter Drake Todd
Firefighter Brian Bosch
Firefighter Chris Hanners, EMT
Firefighter Josh Vandeventer
Firefighter Olivia Kingman, EMT
Firefighter Brooke Ray, EMT
Firefighter Tyler Seip
Firefighter Jud Wienke
Firefighter Kyle Stenger
EMS Madi Clark
Probationary Firefighter Aaron Warren
The Tuscola Fire Department provides the community with severe weather monitoring by trained storm spotters and a modern voice capable siren Outdoor Warning System. We are one of only 46 communities and 14 counties in Illinois that have been designated a “StormReady Community”.
“StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, awareness, and warning systems. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.” – National Weather Service
In addition to the Outdoor Warning System, we also have the capability of emergency notifications using CodeRED. CodeRED is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices). The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.
Fire Prevention Week – 2nd week in October. Help us prevent fires by becoming informed about fire prevention. Click on Sparky the Fire Dog for great fun and learn more about fire prevention!
To apply for a permit, please download the appropriate application form. Send the completed form to
City of Tuscola
214 N. Main St.
Tuscola, IL 61953
By fax 217-253-5026 or email to email@example.com
NOTICE: The City of Tuscola does not permit or allow “Consumer Fireworks Displays“, as defined by the State of Illinois Fire Works Use Act. Further, according to the State Fire Marshal rules, “Consumer Fireworks” cannot be sold to anyone who does not have a Consumer Fireworks Display permit, issued by the local jurisdiction.
Contact Chief Moody at the Tuscola Fire Department, 214 N. Main Street, Tuscola, IL 61953, or by email.