Utica Fire Department

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The Utica Fire Department was established on July 7th, 1947. The Original Trustee founders were:

Chief Mickey Davis
Assistant Chief George Stewart
Treasurer - Harry White

One of the first fire trucks the men purchased was a 1947 Pumper.
The Utica Community Ambulance Service was established in 1980.
The Utica Fire Department and the Utica Community Ambulance Service merged, to form the “Utica Community Fire Protection District”

The current Board of Trustees are:
Michael Payne - President
Dennis Hamilton - Treasurer
Michael Roebuck - Secretary

Fire Chief Ben Brown


About US

The district is over 80 square miles and includes the Village of North Utica, Waltham Township, Utica Township and a portion of Deer Park, Ophir and Dimmick Townships. Within the district is Starved Rock State Park, Grand Bear Lodge, two major interstates, and the Illinois River.

Our Department provides Fire Suppression, ALS Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Material Response, Search and Rescue, Water and Ice Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, and Rope Rescue Services. The Utica Fire Protection District is a member of MABAS Division 25.

In addition to calls for service, the Utica Community Fire Protection District provides additional services to the community such as Fire Prevention and Safety Programs, New Construction Plan Reviews, Public Education Programs, C.P.R. Classes, School Visits and Station Tours.

As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, the Utica Community Fire Protection District protects the lives and property of our District residents and visitors and we want you to know that we are here to serve you and be a part of the community.

On behalf of the staff members of the Utica Community Fire Protection District, I would like to thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our Department. Our personnel are committed to providing a progressive service to the community and people visiting the area.


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