The Huntley Fire Protection District provides fire protection and emergency medical services to over 60,000 residents in a jurisdiction spanning a radius of 55 square miles. Proudly serving the communities of: Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Hampshire, Gilberts and rural territories of Kane and McHenry Counties. Specialized teams and divisions include Fire Prevention, Training, EMS, Apparatus Maintenance, Hazardous Materials Team and Special Response Team.
In addition to Route 47, the region’s primary freight route, the Huntley Fire Protection District provides critical emergency services to an 9 mile corridor of Illinois Interstate 90.
The Huntley Fire Protection District attained the distinguished Accreditation Status through the Commission Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). The CFAI program, among other things, provides an excellent self-assessment and peer review process for the Huntley Fire Protection District and other fire and rescue agencies across the United States.
Accreditation is a way to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of a fire department by determining community risks and fire safety needs, accurately evaluating the organization’s performance, and providing a method for continuous improvement. Measuring professionalism and service delivery of fire and emergency services is a new concept for most departments.
“The recognition as an Accredited Agency demonstrates the Fire Department’s professionalism, excellence in organizational development and strong commitment to providing outstanding fire and emergency services to our citizens,” said Chief Ken Caudle.
Most importantly, becoming an accredited fire agency allows us to enhance our quality improvement processes and continue providing the highest level of fire and rescue services to the community that the Huntley Fire Protection District protects.
The Huntley Fire Protection District is staffed by fifty-nine full time members and twenty-eight part time members. Operations are overseen by a Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, three Battalion Chiefs and twelve Lieutenants serving under the purview of an elected Board of Trustees. Additional roles include the Fire Marshal, Director of Training and Safety, EMS Coordinator and an Apparatus Mechanic.
IAFF Local 4106
The Huntley Fire Fighters Union currently has 43 IAFF members in its union, belonging to the International Association of Fire Fighters and Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois.