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NWS Storm Spotter Online Training

Those interested in obtaining certification as a National Weather Service Weather Spotter can now take the initial course online.  Click Here to be directed to the the NWS Skywarn Site

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Community Information

September is National Preparedness Month.  Ready.gov is a valuable resource with information for you and your family to be prepared before a disaster strikes.  As we have watched the news, even when we know a disaster is coming, people still think “it won’t happen to me” or “something like that doesn’t happen here.” 

Disasters are more than hurricanes.  It also includes tornados, ice storms, extended power outages, earthquakes and more.  Be prepared! 

Weekly themes are:

September 1 – 9:         Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

September 10 – 16:     Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

September 17 – 23:     Practice and Build Out Your Plans

September 24 – 30:     Get Involved!  Be a Part of Something Larger

Please visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chapinfire) for updates during the month. 


Ready.gov  www.ready.gov

Jacksonville/Morgan County Office of Emergency Management  http://www.jacksonvilleil.com/index.asp?SEC=8D0196B8-F640-43D0-8F06-5946F0B1A5FD&Type=B_BASIC


Illinois Emergency Management Agency https://www.illinois.gov/iema/Preparedness/Pages/default.aspx

Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov

Scott Pahlmann, Fire Chief

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National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System Training

Log in at  https://training.fema.gov/nims/

Complete the following Courses:

    ICS-100:  Introduction to the Incident Command System

    ICS-200:  ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

    IS-700:  National Incident Management System, An Introduction

    IS-800:  National Response Framework, An Introduction

**In order to take the classes, you will need a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number.  Register for a FEMA SID here.  https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid 

 **Keep your FEMA SID, it will be used for other registrations including classes with the Illinois Fire Service Institute. 


Additional Training Opportunities:   


    September 16, 2017               9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Jacksonville Fire – 200 W. Douglas, Jacksonville, IL

    Railroad Emergency Response and Flammable Liquids Firefighting Strategy and Tactics

    Presented by BNSF Railway


   September 25, 2017              IFSI Fire Behavior & Smoke

                                                  Rochester, starts at 1800

   September 30-October 1      First Due F.O.O.L.S School

                                                 Springfield IL

   October 30, 2017                   IFSI Rural Engine & Tender Operations

                                                  Rochester, starts at 1800

The  IFSI Course Calendar can be found at:



Village of Chapin Fire Department

         The Village of Chapin's Volunteer Fire Department is an all volunteer fire service providing fire suppression and public education for the Village of Chapin, Village of Concord and surrounding rural area.  The CVFD is comprised of a Chief, Assistant Chief, four Fire Captains, Training Officer and firefighters.  The CVFD is a joint partner with the Chapin Rural Fire Association and together operate 2 Engine Companies, 2 Tender Companies and a brush truck.  


Volunteer opportunities are always available, please call (217) 472-3111 today for more information.