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Located 28 miles from a nuclear power plant, the Townships of Mt. Hope & Funks Grove, IL are rural communities with a combined year-round population of 1,450 residents residing in 96 square miles. The Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Fire Protection District is a paid-on-call department consisting of 10 firefighters and 4 paid EMS personnel. The department is contracted to provide structural & wildland firefighting, rescue to the operational level and EMS transport at the BLS level.

The department has formal mutual or automatic aid agreements with 30 fire departments protecting an additional 181,076 residents residing in 1440 square miles as part of the Illinois State Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).

The district's first due response area includes 1 daycare facility, 2 public schools with 1000 students, 1 hotel, 2 low rise apartment buildings, 5 churches and 1 park district building. Transportation risks include 3 high speed highways encompassing 34 square miles with a daily traffic count of 33,000 vehicles, 10 miles of rail line transporting passengers, freight and hazmat materials 15 times daily and a private airport with 2 runways with 50 flights per year. In addition, the district sees an influx of visitors that include the Funks Grove Rest Area with 1.2 million visitors per year, the Sugar Grove Nature Center with 25,000 visitors per year and the Funk Prairie Home with 6,500 visitors per year.

The Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Fire Protection District is a special district governed by a locally appointed three-member board. The Fire District is not a city, county or state government entity.

Fire Station

 209 S. Hamilton St. McLean, IL 61754

This station was built in 1996 by the members on the department.

Staffing for firefighters is Paid-on-Call and the staffing for the ambulance is M-F 6a-6p. Nights and weekends is Paid-on-Call.

Apparatus includes:

  • Engine 151
  • Engine 152
  • Tanker 153
  • Tanker 155 (coming soon)
  • Utility 156
  • Ambulance 3N63

Distric Map

You can search an address on the McLean County GIS Consortium page to determin if it's part of the Mt. Hope-Funks Grove FPD.

TIP: Hover your mouse to zoom in! (On mobile, touch and hold to zoom, then slide to move the map) 

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