Reeter Completes Leadership Training

Chillicothe’s Fire Chief recently completed The Fire Service Leadership Enhancement Program, (FSLEP) a unique professional development program designed to enhance the leadership skills of fire and rescue service executives.  Chief Eric Reeter completed the program whose goal is specifically to prepare fire and emergency service leaders for the opportunities and challenges they face today and in the future. The University […]

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Grass Fire / Car Fire

Chillicothe Fire department was dispatched to a grass fire around Liv 519 and Liv 532. The call came in about 1:05 pm and the brush unit arrived in about 15 minutes to find a brush fire burning just north of a burnt brush pile. The fire crew used approximately 75 gallons of water to extinguish the fire that burned about […]

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Chillicothe City Council – Executive Session

The personnel report from last week’s Chillicothe City Council executive session includes one resignation and several hirings. The resignation was from Andy McLean.  He resigned as a full-time fighter. Hirings at the fire department for pay-by-call fighters include: Katherine Hobbs, Corbin Valdez, Keagan Allen, and Andy McLean The Council also approved the promotion of Zach Dunn to Full Time Firefighter/EMT […]

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Grass Fire On Route A

A grass fire reported on Route A Friday afternoon summoned Chillicothe Fire Department.  The call came in at about 4:45 and the fire crew arrived in less than 15 minutes to find about 1 acre of grass burning.  The department used their side by side and 60 gallons of water to put out the fire. The fire is believed to […]

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Fire Alarm At Strand Apartments

Cooking set off the Fire alarms at the Strand Apartments Wednesday afternoon.  Chillicothe Fire Fighters received the call at about 12:35 and arrived in 4 minutes to find no fire or smoke. The automatic fire alarm panel showed the smoke detector going off in apt 416.  At the apartment, the firefighters found only smoke as the occupant was cooking with […]

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Vehicle Fire On Elm Street

A car fire destroyed a vehicle in front of a business in the 700 block of Elm Street Tuesday night.  The call came in just before 6:00 pm and the fire department arrived in about a minute to find the car fully involved.  200 gallons of water was used to put out the fire. The fire crew was on the […]

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Semi Fire Near US 36/65 Junction

No injuries were reported in a Semi-Truck fire Wednesday afternoon on US 36, just east of the US 65 junction.  The Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to the call at about 3:50 pm and arrived in less than a minute and found the truck and the lowboy trailer on fire.  A dozer on the trailer was not on fire.  Witnesses reported […]

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