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General Information

As of our last census, Chillicothe Fire Department protects approximately 14,592 resident in an area of 576 square miles. We have both urban and rural populations. (Pictured at right: Our mascot, Fire Pup.)

We are an all-paid / career fire department. Currently, we staff 22 career firefighters and 11 firefighter who are available on call. We use a Berkley schedule consisting of 24- hour shifts. Most staff is currently trained as Firefighter/Paramedics.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a $36,006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant to the Chillicothe Emergency Services which is used for the purchase and use of fire protection gear.

Chillicothe Fire Department personnel have completed hazardous material or "hazmat" technical classes. The fire department received about $120,000 in grants to cover the cost of the training, a truck, a specialized trailer and the equipment that would be used if a spill occurs. The department took 40 hours of training from an instructor from the University of Missouri who set up situations the department could face in the future with hazardous materials. Seventeen Chillicothe Fire Department members took part in the class as well as others from area departments.

LP Gas Class Highway Fire

City officials, fire and ambulance personnel as well as other dignitaries gathered south of the Chillicothe Fire Department on Monday, December 3, 2010, to officially break ground on a $2.17 million renovation and expansion project for the fire station. The project was one of the last items on a list of projects that were to be completed with the use of a quarter-cent sales tax which voters passed in April 2003 for the fire department. The remodeling project included heater replacement, installation of exhaust systems and roof insulation on the old and new building, multiple renovations to the existing building, and the construction of a two-story addition, which included a new bay area and expanded resting quarters and office space for firefighters and the department's administrative staff.

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley

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A command post trailer is used as a command post at large-scale incidents and is utilized in fire prevention. The Missouri Department of Conservation donated the trailer to the department. (CT Photos)

Firefighters with the Chillicothe Fire Department
are shown testing "jaws-of-life" on demolished
cars, behind the Chillicothe R-2 bus barn.
Members of the Chillicothe Fire Department participate
in demonstrations of training exercises with the
Missouri Region B Mobile Live Fire Training trailer. 
B Shift Training C Shift - Working Accident


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Fire Prevention Week

Students at Garrison Preschool in Chillicothe were entertained and educated by members of the Chillicothe Fire Department on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Fire Prevention Week is celebrated each October. In the past, during the month of October, CFD has visited Open Arms Daycare; Verelle Peniston State School; Dewey Elementary; Central Elementary; Turning Point Preschool; UMC Preschool; First Baptist Church; and Little Hornets Preschool.

C-T Photo / Austin Buckner

Please visit our fire prevention education page on this website for additional information on CFD tours and/or on-site visits.

Department Contact Information

Physical Address: 700 2nd Street; Chillicothe, MO 64601
Email CFD
Phone: (660) 646-2139
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Fax: (660) 646-2196

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700 East 2nd Street, Chillicothe, MO  64601
Phone: (660) 646-2139
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
FAX: (660) 646-2196
Email CFD

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