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.