The Emmet-Chalmers Fire Protection District is a volunteer fire department with 18 firefighters and 5 trucks in MABAS division 55.

From the station on West Adams Road the department covers an area west of the city of Macomb, Illinois, home of Western Illinois University.  Our district is mostly rural but does include homes and subdivisions as well as businesses along US Highway 136 and 67.  Upon completion of the 336 bypass currently under construction in the district we will cover portions of three busy highways and a railway.  The department responds to fire calls, carbon monoxide alarms, and traffic accidents as well as all other emergency calls.  We also assist McDonough District Hospital paramedics on medical calls and provide mutual aid and auto-aid to other area fire departments.

The firefighters meet at several times each month. Check out our calendar for the latest updates on our schedule.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact us.


  • MACOMB, IL  —  Emmet – Chalmers Firefighters have received a new Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC).  The TIC ‘sees’ heat instead of light, allowing firefighters to ‘see’ though smoke and darkne...

  • MACOMB, IL  —  Emmet – Chalmers Firefighters will be hosting a Fire Service Ladders class for area firefighters on Tuesday, August 30.  The class will be held at the Emmet – Chalmers...

  • MACOMB, IL  —  Emmet – Chalmers Firefighters provide mutual aid to the Colchester Fire Protection District for a trailer fire at a scrap metal business. From WGEM: http://www.wgem.com/stor...


Interested In Becoming a Volunteer?

We are actively recruiting for new local volunteers and we need your help.


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Be a Supporter

We area a volunteer organization. Our fighters give their time to keep you safe and they greatly appreciate all the support you give them!


 We pride ourselves on making our department better but could always use some help! Every donation goes directly toward the firefighters and the equipment needed to keep them safe and to help keep the public safe in return.


Emmet Chalmers Fire Protect District - Volunteer fire department in Macomb Illinois