Department Mission Statement:
To Protect The Residents And Visitors Of The City Of Effingham From The Adverse Effects Of Fire And Natural Or Man-Made Emergencies Through Nationally Recognized Best Practices And Methods.

Department Vision Statement:

The Effingham Fire Department Is A Progressive And Innovative Organization, Recognized As An Active Community Partner Contributing To A Safer And More Secure Community.


Greetings from Fire Chief Bob Tutko

On behalf of the members of the Effingham Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our web site.  We have placed valuable information on our website in an effort for you to become more familiar with the operations of the fire department.

The members of the Effingham Fire Department strive to provide the highest level of Public Safety Service insuring the wellbeing of our residents, visitors, and businesses.

We are an Insurance Services Organization ( ISO) Class Two (2) Fire  Department serving approximately 12,655 residents in the City of Effingham and providing fire suppression and rescue services to portions of Interstate 57 and Interstate 70 within and outside the City Corporate Limits.

The Effingham Fire Department is a combination career and paid-on-call department staffed with (1) Fire Chief, (1) Assistant Chief, (3) Captains, (3) Lieutenants, (9) fire fighters, and 15 paid-on-call firefighters providing service from two (2) fire stations. The Administrative Staff consists of (1) Executive Secretary. Fire Prevention / Inspection/Plan Review services are administered by the Assistant Fire Chief. The City Emergency Management Agency is coordinated by a Part-Time Coordinator who is attached to the Fire Department.

The men and women of the Effingham Fire Department provide Fire Suppression, Rescue, as well as Hazardous Materials mitigation and Technical Rescue response. The Department also manages the area Fire and Police Training Center.

 In addition, our Fire Prevention Bureau provides a variety of Public Education/Training Programs. The Department also coordinates a fire detector installation program as an added value to our citizens.

It is an honor to serve as your Fire Chief; I encourage you stop by for a visit, schedule a Station Tour for your community organization or contact us for additional information.

 Thank you and be safe.

Bob Tutko

Fire Chief


The Effingham Fire Department at a Glance

  • ISO Rating - 2
  • Two Fire Stations
  • 15 Full-time Firefighters
  • 16 Part-time Firefighters
  • 4 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

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   Click on the link below to access our 2017
 Effingham Fire Department Annual Report

        2017 Effingham Fire Dept Annual Report 


                                      Mobile Food Service Vendors


                     The City of Effingham has adopted a policy for the licensing 
  and regulation of mobile food service establishments operating within the 
                                    corporate limits of the City of Effingham, IL.

                                 City of Effingham - Ordinance No. 015-2018    

          Summary of Rules & Regulations for Mobile Food Service Vendors