Wood River Fire Department
|Fire Chief Steve Alexander
The Fire Department provides fire
protection for the community with 9 full-time fireman and
approximately 15 paid-on-call (POC) volunteers. The
department exceeds area standards for training with 100% of
the fire personnel being state certified to the Firefighter II
level. The Department continuously trains under a
variety of fire scenarios and emergency situations so that
they are prepared to protect all residential, commercial and
Because of the water system, equipment
and other requirements, the City has achieved an ISO rating of
4. This rating is another benefit to business owners and
residents because it can potentially provide lower insurance
rates than those in a community with a higher ISO rating.
The Department not only protects the
community by fighting fires but also tries to educate
residents and especially children on how to prevent fires.
Throughout the year, the Department visits local schools to
teach fire prevention and safety. Demonstrations, such
as the smoke house, provide children a valuable hands on
experience on what to do in an emergency.
Prevention and education programs are not
limited to the children but are also provided to local
businesses. The Department can provide valuable CPR,
First Aid and fire extinguisher training to employees so they
can react in emergency situations where every second counts.
Businesses can also request a free business inspection so that
potential dangers can be identified and possibly prevented.
The Department has numerous educational,
service and fund raising programs throughout the year.
For more information, please contact the Fire Department at
(618) 259-0984. The firehouse is located at 501 E.
To report a fire call 911.
Requests for a smoke detector or home fire inspection may
be secured by dialing (618) 259-0984. The station is manned 24 hours a day.
here to e-mail the Fire Chief.
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