Welcome: Welcome to the Troy Fire Protection District (TFPD) web site, thank you for taking the time to visit us, we hope you find the information here informative along with providing an insight to your fire department. In addition, we would like to pass on some information about the fire service in general. As this website grows, we hope to pass on some educational items that could help you in a time of need or prevent a catastrophic event from happening in your life and the life of your friends and family.
The District: The department's district spans over sixty-four square miles, approximately sixty miles in circumference. The area includes three major interstates: Interstate 70, Interstate 55, and Interstate 270, in addition the district has an active railroad line through it, a number of schools, business, churches, industrial areas and a large residential population. The Troy Fire Protection District (TFPD) responds to an average of 250 to 300 calls per year, having average response time to the scene of 4 to 6 minutes from the time of notification. The department also responds to mutual aid calls in each of the many neighboring communities as these communities do for Troy.
Mutual Aid: The TFPD enjoys a very well designed automatic mutual aid agreement with Maryville Fire Department (MVFD) http://www.maryvillefire.com/ . This agreement means that when certain types of calls come in to dispatch for the TFPD the dispatcher automatically notifies MVFD of the type of call and its location requesting mutual aid. MVFD response to the location with manpower and equipment ready to go to work, the TFPD reciprocates with the same response anytime MVFD receives similar calls. This agreement has been extremely beneficial for both departments and the communities they protect. This agreement works in concert with MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System).
Troy Fire Protection District is a member of the Madison County Fire Fighters Association and partner in MABAS http://www.mabas-il.org/Pages/WelcomeToMABAS.aspx . See the MABAS page on this web site for a description of what MABAS is and can do.
ISO Rating: Fire departments nationwide are classified by what is called ISO rating (International Organization for Standardization) http://www.isomitigation.com/ . The ISO scale goes from 1 (highest) to 10 (lowest), based on the ratings received for each criterion. Insurance underwriters often base fire insurance rates in a community on the ISO class of the local fire department. This can translate in to a saving on your insurance. The Troy Fire Protection District is proud to say it currently has a rating of four (4) and we strive every day to improve it. For a fully volunteer fire department to be rated by ISO with a 4 is not unheard of but difficult to achieve and maintain. We are very pound of this accomplishment.
Guestbook: Our guestbook is a place for you to pass on your comments and remarks to us, and we highly encourage you to do so. Your input and feedback serves as a tool and one of the ways we can better the department and the service we provide. This is a public website seen by many in the community and around the world; we ask that your comments be respectable and tasteful. The TFPD reserves the right not to publish to the public any items it finds distasteful or offensive. Please also understand that not all items posted for public viewing from our guest book are necessarily the views of the TFPD but in fairness, we will post them.
Why, why would someone volunteer to be awaken at 2am, leave his or her warm bed only to find themselves a short time later standing outside in the cold and rain, or going through the front door of a burning building. Why would someone volunteer to go out in the middle of one of our terrible Midwest storm to secure a road, which wires and trees have fallen upon only to leave their home and family to the same elements? Why would someone sit and comfort an elderly person while fellow firefighters checked their home, due to a smoke alarm sounding that in the end only needs its battery changed. Why, because we are volunteers and it is what we promised this community and ourselves we would do for you. Somewhere inside volunteers find the strength, need, desire, and willingness to give back to the community that gives to them, although most will never admit this to your face, on the outside most will tell you it’s the rush and excitement that keeps them coming back. Along the way, they find themselves part of a brotherhood like no other. One that always seems to give more then it has to each other and to the community they serve. Each VOLUNTEER member of the Troy Fire Protection District is extremely proud of the quality of service they provide to you and this community and would like to take this moment to thank you for the support you have shown to each and everyone of us over the years. Without the community support we enjoy it would be very difficult to provide the service we do.