The Scales Mound Fire Protection District stations coordinate to conduct weekly training and communication for firefighters and officers. Additionally, Scales Mound Firefighters undergo training at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI), a part of the University of Illinois; these trainings take place at the IFSI training center in Champaign, Illinois or they may be hosted by other fire agencies throughout the state. Weekly and specialized training opportunities cover critical elements of the fire protection service from Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to rescue and firefighting operations.
The 2022 Scales Mound Fire Training Schedule (PDF)
Forms for Additional Training
Below are registration forms and applications for EMS training opportunities and fire training at the Illinois Fire Service Institute and other venues. Registration forms can be returned to the fire chief for approval and processing.
Richard Peterson EMS Training Fund: Information & Application (PDF)
Illinois Fire Service Institute Training Registration (PDF)
Chief Carl Winter Training Tower
The Training Tower for the Scales Mound Fire Protection District, located at Station 3, is used by firefighters and officers for live-fire training to mimic the environments encountered by firefighters during structural firefighting. The training tower is dedicated to the decades of service provided by Scales Mound Fire Emeritus Chief Carl Winter.