Chief's Message

Message from the Chief: Chuck Woolley
The Princeton Fire Department provides firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services, and public education to the residents and visitors of Princeton, Illinois and surrounding rural districts.

The Princeton Fire Department was formed on February 9, 1861 and had an operating budget of $400. Today, we serve over 10,000 people and maintain an operating budget of $1.8 million which provides fundamental services to our citizens and customers.

Our first-due fire response area covers about 80 square miles and first due ambulance response area covers about 225 square miles.  All fire and emergency medical response originates from one firehouse. Our current urban and rural ISO Public Protection Classifications are 4 and 9 respectively.
Princeton Fire Department is staffed by dedicated professionals available to respond to calls for service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

On behalf of the staff members of the Princeton Fire Department, I would like to thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our Department.  Our personnel are committed to providing a progressive service to the community and customers in which we service.

Our vision of community protection, education, and service are present in everything we set forth to accomplish as a department. Our values coupled with our vision of being a benchmark organization in emergency service, serve as our guiding principles.

It is our honor to serve the residents, businesses, and visitors of the Princeton Community. If we can be of any service to you, please contact us.

Chuck Woolley