MABAS Division 31 Members
Alexis/North Henderson F.P.D.
Bishop Hill F.P.D.
Clover Township F.P.D.
East Galesburg V.F.D.
Galesburg Ambulance Service
Galesburg Fire Dept.
President -- Larry Cowser (Clover FPD)
Vice-President -- Ben Strand (Bishop Hill FD)
Secretary -- Sue Garoutte (Gilson FD)
Treasurer -- Denny Tarleton (Galva FPD)
MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) is a partnership with IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency) and has established a statewide, non-discriminatory mutual aid response system for fire, EMS and specialized incident operational teams.
Sharing this effort are representatives from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Department of Public Health – EMS Division and Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.
The system defines a resource response plan to any location within the state when the Governor orders a Declaration of Disaster.
MABAS Division 31 was formed in July 2001 and it currently consists of 19 fire departments/districts/organizations. It has a unique validated TRT and hazmat team that is comprised of at least 4 different divisions.
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WESTERN ILLINOIS FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION