1871 - Vigilant Fire Company
1873 - Amboy Fire Company 1
1922 - Amboy Fire Department
1944 - Amboy Fire Protection District
The Amboy Fire Protection District (AFPD) is a rural fire department providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to a year-round population of 8,000 with 2,333 in the City of Amboy and an estimated 5,667 in the rural area of the district. The district has a seasonal population peak of over 50,000 during the summer months from multiple area campgrounds.
AFPD is staffed with 40+ volunteers who operate out of a single fire station. The district encompasses 298 square miles, 120 of which is a tax-supported fire district and the remaining 178 square miles contracts for emergency medical services. AFPD operates with a fleet of 10 primary apparatus including 2 engines, 2 ambulances, 1 tanker, 1 rescue unit, 2 ATV's, and 2 EMS non-transport vehicles.
We respond to around 400 emergency incidents each year.
AFPD provides auto-aid on fires and vehicle accidents to West Brooklyn, Harmon, Ohio, and Sublette Fire Protection Districts along with auto-aid EMS transport services for Ohio and West Brooklyn. AFPD also provides mutual aid to Dixon City, Dixon Rural, Ashton, Franklin Grove, Harmon, Sublette, Advance EMS, and Compton. AFPD is a member of Mutual Aid Box Alarm System 38.
AFPD and Amboy Fire Department are interchangeably used for identification.
Edwin Lilja, President
Joel Hochstatter, Secretary
William Shaw, Treasurer
Ashley Bryant, District Assistant
Jeff Bryant Sr., Fire Chief
Scott Wittenauer, Asst. Chief
Duane Dickison, Asst. Chief
Jason Ramos, Deputy Chief
Garrett Gerdes, Deputy Chief
Ken Hartman, Captain
Jeff Gerdes, Lieutenant
Buddy Bonnell, Lieutenant
Nathan Shaw, Lieutenant
Kim Stram, EMS Captain
Anna Bryant, EMS Captain
Tammy Bryant, Field Support Officer
Wes Shaw, Chief Medical Advisor
25 North East Avenue, Amboy, Illinois 61310, United States
24/7 Fire & Emergency Medical Services
*IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY - CALL 911