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About the Effingham Fire department


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.


The Effingham Fire Department is a progressive and innovative organization, recognized as an active community partner contributing to a safer and more secure community.


  • ISO rating: 2
  • Number of fire stations: 2
  • Full-time firefighters: 15
  • Paid-on-call firefighters: 16
  • Administrative staff: 4
  • Fire Chaplain
  • Response vehicles: 5
  • Staff vehicles: 4
  • Foam Trailer with 400 gallons of foam
  • MABAS Division 54 member


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