The Taylorville Fire Department had a busy year, this past year, with a record setting 1,612 calls, and is proving they can handle the task. The department has new state of the art facilities to give the city the best service possible, but they know they can do more. Fire Chief Mike Crews said the Fire Department is in the process of having a satellite station north of Taylorville to make sure response time stays low.
One thing the Fire Department has on their mind is the annexation of Bertinetti. Citizens there will still have the Taylorville FD reporting for emergencies, but because of the distance, by the time the Fire Department gets there, the fires are much stronger.
Fire Chief Mike Crews appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Hometown Tour.