Cary is located in McHenry County
in northern Illinois, approximately 45 miles NW of Chicago. The
village was named for its founder, William Cary, in 1841.
Cary Fire Protection District is a separate entity from the Village of
Cary, and provides Fire, Rescue and Advanced Life Support Ambulance
Services to over 35,000 residents in the Cary area, including Trout
Valley, Oakwood Hills and small portions of Algonquin and Lake in the
Hills. CFPD also protects the surrounding unincorporated areas in
both McHenry and Lake counties.
CFPD staffs 58 part-time/paid-on-call (POC) members and 6 full-time
career members in 2 Cary stations. A minimum of 8 members are
on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, providing the
Cary area with the fastest response times possible. CFPD also has
2 civilian staff members, one full-time and one part-time.
All members are trained through the Illinois Office of State Fire
Marshall (OSFM) and through the McHenry/Western Lake County Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) System. All personnel are required to
achieve and maintain Certified Firefighter Level II and Emergency
Medical Technician-basic (EMT) status. In addition to CFPD's 34
EMT's, there are 25 licensed paramedics.
In 2011, Cary Fire Protection District responded to 1920 emergency
I.S.O. stands for Insurance Services Office. The I.S.O. inspects fire protection in cities
and counties across the United States. Cary's I.S.O. rating is 3 for the Cary Fire Protection District.