Fire Department

Mission Statement

"The Effingham Fire Department mission is to protect life and property from loss, suffering, and damage due to fire, rescue situations, environmental and homeland security emergencies within the community, as safe as possible through public education, code management and incident response."

The Effingham Fire Department at a glance

  • ISO Rating - 3
  • Two Fire Stations
  • 15 Full-time Firefighters
  • 21 Part-time Firefighters
  • 2 Administrative Staff
  • Fire Chaplain
  • 5 Response Vehicles
  • 4 Staff Vehicles
  • Foam Trailer w/400 gals AFFF foam
  • Haz Mat Response Trailer
  • Part of Region 9 Hazardous Materials Response Team
  • MABAS Division 54 Member

Overview

Dispatch Non-Emergency
Phone: (217) 342-4131
Emergency 9-1-1

Administration Offices
Central Fire Station
505 West Fayette Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 342-2555
Fax: (217) 342-5496

Fire Chief Joseph C. Holomy
Phone: (217) 342-5334
Email: holomyj@ci.effingham.il.us

Asst. Fire Chief Matthew E. Kulesza
Phone: (217) 342-5365
Email: kuleszam@ci.effingham.il.us

Executive Secretary Joan Buzzard
Phone: (217) 342-5346
Email: buzzardj@ci.effingham.il.us

Hours:
7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday