Fire & Rescue Department

Fire departmentThe Monticello Fire and Rescue Department is a public department made up of volunteer fire professionals that protect almost 6,000 people in a seven square mile area.  Services provided to the residents of Monticello, IL include firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services.  The department operates two Engines, a Rescue truck, and a utility pickup.  The Roster includes a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, two Captains, three Lieutenants, and 20 Firefighters.

The Department is under the leadership of Fire Chief John Rupkey.


 The Monticello Fire & Rescue Department is a member of:

  • MABAS 46 (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System)
  • Piatt County Firefighters Association
  • Illinois Firefighters Association
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • International Fire Service Training Association