105 West 3rd Street Beardstown, IL 62618


City of Beardstown is an equal opportunity provider and employer city government

City of Beardstown is an equal opportunity provider and employer city governmentCity of Beardstown is an equal opportunity provider and employer city government


 Beardstown Fire & Ambulance Services

In addition to Fire/Rescue/EMS services, the Beardstown Fire Department has several other responsibilities and services offered for the community.

Also offered is bulk water sales. at a cost of $0.50 per 100 gallons, the Beardstown Fire Department will fill bulk water tanks.

Other tasks the fire department conducts are annual flushing and flow testing of the cities hydrant system, pre-fire inspections and conduction of fire drills and safety seminars.

The Beardstown Fire Department is responsible for providing an efficient and effective delivery of fire, medical, rescue, and life safety emergency services within City limits.

The Fire Department also strives to improve the quality of life for City residents by providing public education, code enforcement, and ongoing training for firefighters.

The primary goals of the Fire Department are to:

  • Reduce and prevent the loss of life and property damage
  • Improve the outcome of patients
  • Quickly rescue trapped victims
  • Protect the environment from destruction

Beardstown Fire & Ambulance Call Volume

For privacy purposes, names and address of locations for fire and EMS calls will not be given. If distinguishing marks, such as home color and location do appear on this site, it is completely be accident, and please call the station at (217) 323-1191 if you would like the picture removed from the site. 



 Administration Division
The Administration Division consists of the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, and executive secretaries. Administration provides overall support for the Department, including training, purchasing, public relations, and general problem-solving. The Administration Division is available at each station Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Emergency Medical Services
The City of Beardstown Fire Department provides high-quality Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at all times. To ensure that patients get the best care possible, our emergency process is continuously evolving through our Quality Improvement Program. Our paramedics are constantly trained through our in-house and Internet-based continuing education.

Operations Division
The City of Beardstown Fire Department delivers the services necessary to minimize the loss of life and property threatened by the hazards of fire, medical and rescue emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and disaster situations in our community. Other responsibilities include preventative measures, such as hydrant inspections and first aid / CPR training.

Fire Prevention
The Fire Prevention Division provides educational programs to the public that are supervised by the Fire Marshal. Educational programs for all ages are held multiple times throughout the year, but can also be requested and held for groups at any time. To request a program for your group, contact the Fire Department at (217) 323-3121.

Training Division
It is the goal of the Training Division to provide training programs and opportunities that will enhance the efficiency of Beardstown firefighters. The City strives to provide the most up-to-date training techniques in order to retain a proactive approach to firefighting.

If you have questions about any of the Fire Department divisions, contact the Fire Department at (217) 323-3121. 

Employment Opportunities

Additional Information

 RecruitmentFirefighters working for the Department
The City of Beardstown Fire Department seeks to recruit only the most highly skilled and motivated candidates for the challenging position of firefighter or paramedic.

Before applying for the Fire Department, an individual must successfully complete the firefighter entrance level test. To find out when the next testing will be, contact the Fire Department at (217) 323-3121. The results of the test are good for one year.

Applicant Requirements
In order to test and apply:

  • All candidates are required to have a valid driver's license, a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certification, and be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants will need to acquire EMT certification or paramedic certification before being hired
  • Applicants will need to pass a psychological evaluation, medical examination, drug screen, and vision test
  • Applicants will be subject to and extensive public safety background check


Contact Chief Brian Becker

Drop us a line!

City of Beardstown

1119 Edwards St. Beardstown, IL 62618

Ph: (217) 323-3121 Office: (217) 323-1191 Emergency: 9-1-1

Administration Hours


08:00 am – 05:00 pm


08:00 am – 05:00 pm


08:00 am – 05:00 pm


08:00 am – 05:00 pm


08:00 am – 05:00 pm





  Station Hours 24 Hours a Day,7 Days a Week