ABOUT US

ABOUT US

District Profile

The District was formed in 2017, and the City of Chillicothe joined in 2019. Prior to that, the department consisted of the Chillicothe Community Fire Department Inc. which was funded by subscriptions, and the City of Chillicothe Fire Department which was funded by city tax dollars. The two departments functioned as one department out of four stations. The current Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District covers the City of Chillicothe, Mossville, Rome, and the Village of Hopewell.

Non-emergency Activities:

Fire Investigation, Inspections, Fire Prevention, and Education

Emergency Services:

Fire, EMS, Rescue, Water Rescue, and MABAS 36 (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System)

Facilities – Four Stations:

Station #1, Main Station, 217 W Chestnut Street, Chillicothe, IL

Station #2, 1201 N Bradley Avenue, Chillicothe, IL

Station #4, 5400 E Cambron Avenue, Chillicothe, IL

Station #5, 10610 Moss Street, Mossville, IL

Trustees – Five-person board:

President: Kevin Peterson

Vice President: George Ryan

Treasurer: John Sprinkle

Secretary: Jon Duvall

Trustee: Brian Cline

District Information:

Formed District in 2019

Size: 115 sq. miles

Residential Population: Approx. 15,000

Annual calls: 600

Fire District has two part-time employees:

Interim Fire Chief: Jim Benisch

Office Manager: Cyndi Simpkins

Personnel:

40+ Volunteer Firefighters, which includes the Interim Fire Chief of the Department Jim Benisch, and Assistant Chief Tim Strunk

Apparatus:

5 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 2 Rescue Companies, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Hovercraft, 1 Ranger, 1 Tender, 2 Squads, and 1 Boat

Leadership Personnel

Jim Benisch
Interim Fire Chief
Tim Strunk
Assistant Fire Chief
Kevin Peterson
President of the Board of Trustees
Cyndi Simpkins
Office Manager

Leadership Personnel

Marvin Roderick Jr.
Fire Chief
Jim Benisch
Assistant Fire Chief
Tim Strunk
Assistant Fire Chief
Dave Price
Assistant Fire Chief/
Fire Marshal
Kevin Peterson
President of the Board of Trustees
Cyndi Simpkins
Office Manager