Please complete and mail or drop-off at Station 1:

217 W. Chestnut, Chillicothe, IL  61523


In order to become a volunteer firefighter for the Chillicothe Fire Department, you must meet the following criterion:

  • Must be 18 years of age and have a High School diploma
  • Have NOT been convicted of a felony
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a physical

Once these requirements are met, volunteers are placed in a rapid training program, which instructs and prepares them to operate on a vehicle.  Next, volunteers are assigned to a fire department vehicle and are placed under a probationary period for one year.  Once the probationary period is complete, a vote is conducted for official initiation to the department.


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