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The Assistant Chief of Training oversees the training, EMS,and department compliance.  The Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District provides emergency medical first response.  Although we do have EMT’s and Paramedics, we function at the EMR level.  The district has a minimum of one ALS ambulance within the district at all times.  A second ambulance will respond from North Peoria when needed to handle multiple calls.   The district contracts with AMT to provide an ALS ambulance based out of station 1.

Training consists of, but limited to:

  • Firefighting Skills
  • SCBAs
  • Vehicle Rescue & Extrication
  • Water Rescue
  • Driver Operator
  • Pump Operator
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations

The Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District makes every effort to comply with many of the ISO, IDOL, and NFPA standards and criteria.  Standards such as the many testing that we have to do for fire hoses, fire engine pumps, ladder testing, SCBA flow testing and many others.


The administration division oversees the investigation of fires, inspections conducted, fire prevention and reports.  Other duties include grants and recruitment/retention.

The Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District strives to protect the community through prevention.  The department presents fire and life safety education to schools, groups, businesses and special events.  From smoke detector installation and fire extinguisher training to fire safety programs with the preschools.

The Chillicothe Community Fire Protection District works in partnership with the City of Chillicothe with inspections.  Ensures code compliance and maintain fire safety.

Inspection consists of, but limited to:

  • Liquor License Renewal and Applications
  • Firework Vendor and Display Permits
  • Property Maintenance Inspections
  • Dangerous Building Inspections
  • Plan Reviews
  • New Building/Renovation Inspections
  • Occupancy Load Permits
  • Annual School Inspections/Drills


Assistant Chief of Operations, who is second in command of the district, oversees the maintenance, repairs and renovations of the district facilities and grounds.  Obtains cost estimates and project information for all repairs and renovations.  The Assistant Chief of Operations also takes care of all apparatus radios, personnel portable radios, link systems and repeaters to ensure that communications is possible on all incident scenes within and outside the district with our neighboring departments.   Oversees the maintenance and repairs for all of the watercrafts that the district utilizes which includes a 26’ fire boat with pump, hovercraft, zodiac inflatable rescue boat and a rescue connector boat with diving platform.  Is the Administrative Chairman of the Boat Committee.