We are a fully equipped department that provides fire suppression, auto extrication and other rescues within 6 square miles of the City limits of Pinckneyville. Being a fully equipped department is instrumental in helping to keep the City's Insurance Services Office (I.S.O.) Public protection Classification number low. The classification is on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being superior. The better the rating, the lower the insurance premiums for our resident's and business' properties. I.S.O. bases their ratings partly on personnel, equipment, training, and water distribution among other things. Our current I.S.O. rating is a class 5. Having the proper and necessary equipment, regardless of the price or amount of use, helps when being evaluated my ISO.
All other area outside of the City limits is served by the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District, which is a separate entity from the City of Pinckneyville that maintains its own ISO.
Both departments are members of MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) and the Coal Belt Fire Protective Association. These organizations provide a network of mutual aid agreements with other departments and fire districts regionally and statewide for assistance on large fires or other natural disasters and emergencies.
Kevin B. Hicks – Commissioner of Public Health and Safety
Jim Gielow – Fire Chief
110 S. Walnut St. Pinckneyville IL. 62274
- Jim Gielow – Fire Chief
- Curtis Miller – Captain
- David Pearson – Lieutenant
- Josh Bathon – Lieutenant