The Chatham Community Fire Protection District was formed in 1928 and has continuously provided fire protection services to the Village of Chatham and the surrounding communities since its inception.
Our station is located on Illinois Route 4 in the Village of Chatham, Illinois.
The Chatham Fireman’s Association was formed on the 27th day of February of 1928. The Office of the Secretary of State in Illinois certified that the Chatham Fireman’s Association was a legally organized Corporation under the laws of the State of Illinois on the 19th day of March 1928.
Fire Prevention Week
The third graders from Chatham Elementary, Ball Elementary, and Glenwood Elementary come to the Fire Station each year during Fire Prevention Week for our Fire Safety Program that provides them with the tools necessary to “Get Out Alive”.
The students view a Fire Safety Video that discusses fire safety and the need for home smoke detectors for early fire detection. Additionally, they are given a demonstration of the firefighters gear and provided a tour of the station and equipment…
Our Fire Safety House was completed in 1990. The Fire Safety House is a simulator designed to provide the children an opportunity to use what they have been taught about getting out of their homes alive. It has non-toxic smoke that is pumped into the hallways and the two bedrooms which provides a more realistic environment for the children to practice getting out under those conditions.
The Fire Safety House has been continuously utilized since it was built. It is not only used for our programs, but has been used by several Sangamon County fire departments and by the Children’s Miracle Network.
The Chatham Fire Department is Dedicated to Saving Lives
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