The Rutland-Dundee Townships Fire Protection District the Village of Gilberts, the Village of Sleepy Hollow, and unincorporated areas of Rutland and Dundee Townships.  The service area is approximately 28 square miles and includes approximately 14,600 residents.  The District operates out of Fire Station #51, located at 11 E. Higgins Road in Gilberts and Fire Station #52 which is located at 7 Thorobred Lane in Sleepy Hollow.  The District has a staff of 9 Full Time and 30 Part Time personnel. Both stations are staffed 24/7.  Each of the three shifts is on duty for 24 hours and off duty for 48 hours.  Firefighters perform vehicle checks every morning to insure the vehicles and the equipment they carry will operate properly on the scene of an emergency.  Fire fighting training, paramedic education, physical fitness training, and fire house maintenance are just a few of the many duties performed while a firefighter is on shift.