Divernon Fire Protection District

Divernon Fire Protection District The Divernon Community Fire Department was established in 1900. In 1956 the Divernon Fire Protection MEMBER LIST


Position
Name
Dept Number


Chief/EMT
Randy Rhodes
1510

Deputy Chief

1511

Deputy Chief

1512

Captain/EMT
Frank Lowry
1514

Lieutenant/EMT
Tim Stanfield
1516

Lieutenant
Chris Cody
1517

Lieutenant/EMT
Corey Ball
1518

Lieutenant/EMR
Jimmy Mayes
1519

FF/EMT
Madeline Lowe
1520

FF
Jason Hopkins
1522

FF
Shane Melton
1523

FF
Joe Audi
1526

FF
Andrew Metzger
1527

FF/ EMR
Kenny Raymer
1528

FF/ EMT
Hunter Voss
1530

FF
Dan Baldrick
1532

FF/EMR
Bailey Devine
1533

EMT
Ashleigh Carter
1539

EMS
Kyla Zimmerman
1541

EMT
Nicole Woods-Malcom
1544

EMT
Sarah Goleman
1545

Operating as usual

01/01/2022

Your Divernon FPD members responded to 268 incidents in 2021 up 34% over past years. Thank you to all the members for their service ! Help is needed in 2022 to continue this service, join today!

This is from all of the area medical facilities.  Please take this to heart.
12/30/2021

This is from all of the area medical facilities. Please take this to heart.

Today, we join with our healthcare colleagues at HSHS Illinois, SIU Medicine and Springfield Clinic for an important message. We see how hard our frontline care providers and support staff are working to care for patients as COVID-19 spreads rapidly in our community. Please show your support for them by taking this message to heart.

Chief Rhodes took the opportunity the other night to let Santa know that he has been very good this year! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„
12/24/2021

Chief Rhodes took the opportunity the other night to let Santa know that he has been very good this year! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„

Chief Rhodes took the opportunity the other night to let Santa know that he has been very good this year! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿš’๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„

12/24/2021

Congratulations to Madeline Lowe on passing MOD C of her Basic Operations Firefighter Course!

Timeline Photos
12/22/2021

Timeline Photos

This is going to be a tough week for first responders.

This week we will respond to car wrecks filled with bodies and Christmas gifts, we will respond to cardiac arrests during family dinners, we will respond to suicides for the poor people where this isn't the happiest time of year. We will respond to drug overdoses, murders and sexual assaults.

. .....and when our shift is over we'll return to our families, act like none of it happened and try to enjoy the holiday season. Let's stick together this week everyone and be safe.

Photo: dansunphotos.com

This is an example of what can happen when community comes together to help out someone in need โค๏ธ
12/20/2021

This is an example of what can happen when community comes together to help out someone in need โค๏ธ

12/20/2021

๐Ÿšจ๐ŸŽถHere comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿšจ
๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿš’

12/20/2021

Department has had a busy day today and we should be proud of each and everyone of them. Started the morning off assisting Midland FPD with a rural structure fire along with a few other department. Once back they began collecting all the donations around Spfld, Chatham with trucks, trailers and a UHaul trailer. It was unbelievable the amount of items that were donated for this family in need here in Divy. Then more and more deliveries at the station. Around 330 the group started the delivery to the family and they were overwhelmed by the generosity of the public. Then tonight at 6 Santa rode in on our engine and delivered numerous presents and the group again made numerous trip inside the apartment to deliver more items. The smile on the young girl face made us all feel great! Mom was overwhelmed again! Again thank you to the generosity of the public!! Stay tune for a video of the event soon.

12/17/2021

The generosity that everyone has shown to this little family is beyond incredible!
The needs have been overwhelmingly met.
All the duplicate items will be given locally to families in need.
Thank you to those that have given so much!

Stay alert and pay attention to changing weather conditions!
12/15/2021

Stay alert and pay attention to changing weather conditions!

Stay alert and pay attention to changing weather conditions!

11/30/2021

*** Cold Weather Car Seat Safety Reminder***

As a general rule for young children, winter coats should not be worn in their car seat because they can leave the harness system too loose to be effective in a crash. Even though the straps may appear to be secure around the child, that extra space created by the winter coat can allow your baby to slip out and become a projectile in the event of a crash.

Want a safe and easy alternative to using a winter coat in a car seat? Strap the child in and use a blanket to wrap them up to keep warm.

For more info on how to keep your baby safe while traveling in the winter, check this article out: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-seats/the-dangers-of-winter-coats-and-car-seats/

As always, if there are any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

11/27/2021
11/17/2021
11/13/2021

November Anniversaries
Hunter Voss 4 yrs and Dan Baldrick 1 yr.

Fire classes start in January, join today to get signed up! Like most department nationwide we are in need of new member...
11/04/2021

Fire classes start in January, join today to get signed up! Like most department nationwide we are in need of new members from our area to continue to serve the public. We need members who are available daytime or evenings or both. Contact us for more information.

Fire classes start in January, join today to get signed up! Like most department nationwide we are in need of new members from our area to continue to serve the public. We need members who are available daytime or evenings or both. Contact us for more information.

11/04/2021

Congratulations to Madeline Lowe on passing MOD B of Basic Operations Firefighter
(1 more to go!)

11/02/2021

๐ŸšจTIME CHANGE REMINDER๐Ÿšจ Daylight Saving Time Ends at 2 AM this Sunday, November 7th. Before you head to bed Saturday it's a great time to test, check expirations dates and replace the batteries in smoke and CO alarms as we turn our clocks back this weekend!

11/01/2021

Beep, Beep, Beep....it's not just your alarm clock that should be making noise today. Happy November 1st and that means it's time for our monthly test of smoke and CO alarms! Take a few minutes today and hit the test button on your alarms and check the expiration dates. If you find a broken or expired alarms replace them today. #firesafety

10/31/2021

The Divernon Fire Dept will be handing out candy for the Trick or Treat kids tonight from 5-8. Come by and see us!

10/29/2021
Halloween weekend is upon us, and we hope everyone has a good time, but please consider this before your friends are cal...
10/28/2021

Halloween weekend is upon us, and we hope everyone has a good time, but please consider this before your friends are calling 911 ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ‘ป

Halloween weekend is upon us, and we hope everyone has a good time, but please consider this before your friends are calling 911 ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ‘ป

10/27/2021

Annual Hydrant Flow testing will be conducted this Saturday and Sunday starting after 0730 and completed by 1600 each day.
Saturday will be Comanche Village, RT 104 area and Glenarm area.
Sunday will be the Village of Divernon.
This will stir the lines up some and should settle down a few hours after we leave the area. You may see some stain looking water until the system clears. Refrain from doing laundry on the day we are in your area. Run some water and flush toilets until clear.

10/27/2021

Divernon Fire Department would like to thank the Auburn High School Student Council for their recent donation of half the funds they earned for the 911 Stair Climb!

Storms are getting closer to us, stay alert!
10/24/2021

Storms are getting closer to us, stay alert!

Storms are getting closer to us, stay alert!

10/24/2021

Divernon FPD would like to thank Auburn FPD, Chatham FPD, Pawnee FPD, Rochester FPD, FarmersvilleFPD and Virden FPD for all there assistance today on a house fire.

10/24/2021

The severe risk increased with nearly the entire southern half under a level 3 risk.

Hazards:
Tornadoes(possibly strong)
Damaging winds(possibly upwards of 75MPH)
Large hail(Possibly up to golf balls) Flooding(localized rain totals up to 5โ€)

Timing: After 2PM we expect the first storms to begin along I-72 where ALL modes including tornadoes are possible. These will lift northeast into I-74 bringing heavy rain and a hail threat.

After 5-7PM, storms in Missouri will push east into the southern half of Illinois bringing possiblya substantial wind threat and embedded tornadoes.

These storms will continue deep into the night with far southern Illinois at risk around midnight.

-Have a plan in place and be prepared for a possible warning.

-Donโ€™t travel after dark in areas that recieve heavy rain. Flooding is hard to see after dark.

-Have weather radios and cell phones charged and ready to receive warnings.

10/24/2021
Stay alert! Watch for updates!
10/23/2021

Stay alert! Watch for updates!

Stay alert! Watch for updates!

Engine 1501 got a bath๐Ÿ’ฆ& had a great medical training tonight๐Ÿฉบ We are always looking for new people to join our DFPD fam...
10/15/2021

Engine 1501 got a bath๐Ÿ’ฆ
& had a great medical training tonight๐Ÿฉบ
We are always looking for new people to join our DFPD family!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

10/12/2021

Rt 104 by Truck stop is open both ways!

10/11/2021

Currently RT 104 just west of Truck stop by old panhandle plant is shut down. Power pole with a transfer is hanging over the road with lines blocking traffic both ways. PLEASE AVOID THE AREA!

10/11/2021

A tornado watch is expected within a couple hours for central Illinois.

Clouds are trying to break up in Missouri which could give enough instability to increase the tornado threat today.

Have a way to receive warnings and be prepared to seek shelter.

Kids come get your candy and show off your costumes on village square until 630 pm. Trunk or Treat going on now!
10/10/2021

Kids come get your candy and show off your costumes on village square until 630 pm. Trunk or Treat going on now!

Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post
10/09/2021

Photos from Illinois State Fire Marshal's post

Shirts to help with FF/EMT Hunter Vossโ€™ medical expenses can still be ordered through July 31st!โ€”โ€”ORDERS WILL BE OPEN UN...
07/24/2021

Shirts to help with FF/EMT Hunter Vossโ€™ medical expenses can still be ordered through July 31st!
โ€”โ€”
ORDERS WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JULY 31ST.
Pick up and payment will be made at the Divernon Fire Department on August 12th from 5:30-7:00.

Shirts to help with FF/EMT Hunter Vossโ€™ medical expenses can still be ordered through July 31st!
โ€”โ€”
ORDERS WILL BE OPEN UNTIL JULY 31ST.
Pick up and payment will be made at the Divernon Fire Department on August 12th from 5:30-7:00.

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UIS 9.11 Memorial Stair Climb
Thank you to all First Responders!! #Heroes #NationalFirstRespondersDay
Happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ Tom McEvoy have a very blessed day we love you
Excellent as usual
From all of us at Chiefโ€™s Way, we hope you enjoy your sample bucket of free products when you receive it in the upcoming weeks. You can follow us on Facebook and use it as a gateway to ask any questions you might have or provide feedback. We look forward to hearing from youโ€ฆstay safe out there!!!!
NEWS UPDATE: The body of Logan Stephen Palmer, who was lost in the recent collision involving the USS John McCain, is coming home this afternoon. The procession for the Sangamon Valley High School graduate is expected to be brought through the area via I-55, then I-72 on the way to Decatur. Chatham Fire Department and the Springfield Illinois Fire Department will hoist a large flag to greet the Palmer motorcade. Residents are encouraged to bring American flags to greet the motorcade at 4:30 at the following overpasses: Divernon, Chatham (by the Lake Springfield Marina), 11th Street overpass (behind Walmart on 6th street), Riverton and Mechanicsburg. Just found out about this, anyone gonna be there?