Fire Department


The Highland Fire department was established in April of 1860. For over 160 years, the Highland Fire Department has been providing education and emergency services to the community. The city is a volunteer fire department which operates from two firehouses. The 28 dedicated volunteers operate the department’s three engines and one aerial truck. The department has a Class 4 ISO rating, which places Highland in the top 15% in the state of Illinois. 

The Highland Fire Department is always looking for interested candidates to join our team. You must be a minimum of 19 years of age and live within the city of Highland. No experience necessary as we will train you. If you are interested in applying for the Highland Fire Department, here is a link to the application (Link to application) or can be found on the City of Highland web page or you can pick an application up in person at City Hall located at 1115 Broadway. Once application is completed it can be dropped off at Highland City Hall or mailed to:

Attn: Fire Chief
1115 Broadway
P.O. Box 218
Highland, IL 62249

Fire Chief
Chris Straub
618-484-5561
cstraub@highlandil.gov

Assistant Fire Chief
Kerry Federer
618-606-4543
kfederer@highlandil.gov