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The Hamel Fire Department is celebrating 57 years of service. We are members of the
Madison County Fireman's Assn. and the Illinois Assn. of Firefighters. We proudly serve
the Hamel Fire Protection District, a mostly rural area covering approx 50 sq miles and
home to more than 3500 residents. Within the district, there are three state highways and
10 miles of Interstate Highway. We respond to a multitude of incidents from structure fires to
motor vehicle accidents to hazardous material incidents to general service calls. We are a
100% volunteer department, composed of 45 firefighters, firefighter/EMT's,
and firefighter/paramedics, all led by Fire Chief Steve Haarmann with over 18 years of
experience in the fire service. We are commanded by a Fire Chief, two Assistant Chief's,
three Captains, and three Lieutenants. Our governing body is made up of three Trustees
appointed to four year terms. We are a progressive department, training on tasks such as
wilderness search and rescue and extensive vehicle extrication training. We have modern
equipment, including a brand new MSA thermal imaging unit. Over 75% of our calls,
as with most fire departments, are EMS and Rescue.

For more information, please contact:

Firefighter/Paramedic Cory Heuchert
Hamel Fire Department
401 Old Us Rt. 66
PO Box 371
Hamel, IL 62046-0371
Phone - (618) 633.2205
Fax - (618) 633.2110

This page created and maintained by Cory Heuchert.
With a special thank you to Jeremy Paschall for the much apreciated help.