Fire Department

Education & Training

The Washington Fire Department provides quality training to prepare fire department personnel to provide the public with a high level of proficiency, confidence and safety.

Education programs are offered to the community and other fire departments with the goals of awareness, prevention and preparedness. Call 309-444-4650 for more information about these programs.

Station Tours – School & Scout Program Tours are offered typically for preschool to second grade aged children. Programs are tailored to the age group touring or to requested topics. The entire community is invited to join us each October for Open House.

Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention – Department personnel that are Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) certified intervention specialists can help determine the severity of a fire setting incident and develop a program ranging from education to referrals.

Fire Service Training – As an Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) training site, we offer classroom training as well as hands on training at our training facility such as Cornerstone Classes (through Illinois Fire Service Institute- IFSI) like Light and Fight. Also hosted here is the annual Paul Lukavich Tazewell County Fire Training School.

CPR – Groups can learn this important live saving technique including the usage of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from EMS staff certified as CPR trainers.

Extinguisher Classes – Groups and individuals can learn the proper usage of portable fire extinguishers while gaining valuable hands on experience using our simulator and/or extinguisher training system.