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Fire Department

The men and women of the Mt Vernon Fire Department is dedicated to providing a safe community for our residents, visitors and businesses. 

We provide the following services:

  • fire suppression
  • rescue
  • hazardous materials mitigation
  • inspections
  • public education
  • training

For updates during emergencies go to Mt. Vernon IEMA Facebook Page. 

To help prepare for an emergency or a disaster please visit Ready Illinois for information on what you can do.

Common Topics

Fireworks Training - Every year the Fire Department offers fireworks training to our residents. Find out more about the training and when it will be.

Leaf Burning - Find out what the policy is for fires and when you can burn your leaves.


Contact Information

Fire Administration
714 S 42nd Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 68264

Phone: (618) 242 - 6880
Fax: (618) 242 - 6862

Emergency Phone: 911

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kevin Sargent
Fire Chief

Chris Yenne
Assistant Fire Chief

Emergency Response:
24 hours a day
7 days a week
365 days a year

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