Since its establishment in 1947, the Reily Township Volunteer Fire Department has expanded to two stations and added an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) at the Township level. Volunteers provide emergency response services as well as large animal rescue and mutual aid to surrounding communities. In 2019 the Fire Department & EMS went out on 300 calls. For more information regarding the department's growth, visit the Reily Fire Website.
Fire Dept. & EMS Facts
In March 2020 the Fire Department received delivery on a new E-1 Typhoon Custom Pumper to replace a 20-year-old pumper. This new pumper has a 1,000 gallon tank, top controls for more efficient operation, side and front hose beds to enable crews to get water flowing faster, and extensive storage for extra air bottles, axes, fittings, etc.
The pumper holds 1 driver and 5 crew. Air packs are mounted in the crew seats so en route to a fire the crew can safely put on their gear and be ready to fight the fire the minute they get out. No time is lost. As Fire Chief Denny Conrad explained, "We customized this pumper for rural firefighting where we don't have fire hydrants and have to haul water. The pumper will work with hydrants, but it is custom-designed for Reily Township." Once crew training is complete, the E-1 Typhoon will be out on calls in late March or early April 2020.