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RFPD apparatus are classified according to the functions they perform. The apparatus deployed by the District all have specific functions ranging from pumping water to carrying advanced life support equipment. Most of the apparatus in the RFPD fleet also serve secondary functions in support of emergency services operations. While firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and members are our most valuable asset,RFPD apparatus are also an important component of the district’s service delivery mission. The RFPD believes a well functioning apparatus fleet is one of the keys to successful fire and emergency services operations.


Rochester Fire Protection District Engines provide delivery of firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and members to requests for service. The engines provide water, hose, appliances, equipment, and, in the case of Engine two, emergency medical services equipment. Both the engines provide pumping of water capabilities rated from 1000 to 1250 gallons of water per minute. To initiate firefighting RFPD engines also carry 1000 gallons of water in their on board tanks.


Due to the lack of water supply in most of the rural areas serviced by the RFPD, the district maintains a tender to haul water. The mobile water supply apparatus in service with the district carries 3000 gallons of water. The district is also able to provide the tender to other fire protection districts through our mutual aid agreements.

Make and Model: 2008 Toyne/Kenworth Tender, 3000 gallon tank, 1000GPM Midship pump.

Mission: Water shuttle operations.  Second out engine/tender for both in district and mutual aid requests.

In addition to carrying 3000 gallons of water for water shuttle operations, T-2 also carries a full complement of required equipment for engine purposes.


Rochester Fire Protection District Squads provide supplemental services including transportation for firefighting, medical, and rescue operations. Additionally each squad is designed with a variety of services in mind. 



The Rochester Fire Station represents a first step towards the future for the RFPD. Built in 2003 at a cost of 1.4 million dollars, the station is designed to provide for public service for the next sixty years. There is room for public use, education, training, administration, and facilities for housing full time fire fighters. The RFPD station has sixteen bays to allow storage of district apparatus, a communications room, a shop, and a utility room to support fire, emergency medical services, and rescue missions. The station is a public building that is available for meetings related to civic organizations and public tours.


Feel free to contact us with your questions and feedback:

Rochester Fire Protection District
700 East Main
Rochester, IL 62563
Phone: 217-498-7121
Fax: 217-498-7119
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