Improved Rating for Chillicothe Fire Dept

The Chillicothe Fire Department has been recognized as achieving a reduced Insurance Services Office, or ISO Rating improving from a rating of 4 to a rating of 3. This places Chillicothe in the top 15th percentile of communities surveyed in 2019. A city spokesperson stated this is the best level the Chillicothe Fire Department has ever attained. The Survey analyzes […]

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HAZMAT Training In Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Fire Department and Hedrick Medical Center are teaming up to conduct a HAZMAT mock training event on Monday August 19th at 10:00am and 11:00am. HAZMAT involves training with hazardous materials, or substances in quantities for forms that may post a reasonable risk to health, property or the environment. That includes substances as toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products […]

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Chillicothe Firefighter/Paramedic Andy Vaughn Is MEMSA Paramedic of the Year

One of the Chillicothe Fire Department’s Paramedics was named the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association’s Paramedic of the Year during their annual conference at Osage Beach.  Andy Vaughn says he was surprised when his family members showed up at the conference.  He says the award is based on nominations. He says he has no idea who nominated him for the […]

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Fire Leaves Tractor A Total Loss

Chillicothe Rural Fire Fighters were called to a tractor fire at a location on LIV 432 Friday afternoon.  The call came in about 2:10 pm and the fire crew arrived about 15 minutes later to find the tractor fully engulfed in fire. The report states there was hydraulic fluid on fire leaking from below the cab of the tractor that […]

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