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Decatur Fire Department Administration

Fire Chief Jeff Abbott

Fire Chief AbbottJeff Abbott became the Fire Chief of the City of Decatur on December 4, 2014 and oversees a department of 111 employees.

  • Promoted to Deputy Fire Chief on April 9, 2007
  • Promoted to Captain on August 1, 2006
  • Promoted to Lieutenant December 9, 1999
  • Began his career as a Decatur Fire Fighter on March 15, 1995
  • Associates Degree in Fire Science from Richland Community College
  • Bachelors Degree in Fire Service Management from Southern Illinois University

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Deputy Fire Chief Rich PruittDeputy Chief Pruitt

 
  • Promoted to Deputy Fire Chief on December 13, 2014
  • Promoted to Battalion Chief on Novermber 18, 2013
  • Promoted to Captain on February 2, 2010
  • Promoted to Lieutenant October 2, 2006
  • Began his career as a Decatur Fire Fighter on September 9, 1998
  • Associates Degree in Fire Science from Richland Community College
  • Deputy Chief Pruitt assumes responsibility for the Department in the absence of the Fire Chief

Fire Marshal Lyle Meador

Fire Marshal Meador
  • Associates Degrees in Fire Science and Law Enforcement from Richland Community College
  • Became Certified Police Officer in 1989 and was previously employed as a Macon County Deputy Sheriff and Correctional Officer
  • Began career as a Fire Fighter with the Decatur Fire Department on August 16, 1990
  • Appointed Fire Marshal April 17, 2006
  • Promoted to Captain August 17, 2004
  • Promoted to Lieutenant August 20, 1996
  • As Fire Marshal, Lyle is responsible for 3 fire investigators/inspectors
  • Fire Marshal Meador is responsible for promoting fire safety to the citizens of Decatur through an annual Fire Prevention Week in October and puppet shows and assemblies at area schools

1st Battalion Chief Dan Kline

Battalion Chief Kline
  • Masters Degree in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University
  • Bachelors Degree in Fire Service Management from Southern Illinois University
  • Associates Degrees in Fire Science and Nursing from Richland Community College
  • Promoted to Battalion Chief of 1st Battalion on January 14, 2015
  • Promoted to Captain August 23, 2004
  • Promoted to Lieutenant June 22, 2000
  • Began career as a Fire Fighter with the Decatur Fire Department on September 8, 1994
  • Certified Pre-Hospital RN, Trauma Nurse Specialist, and Emergency Communications RN
  • As Battalion Chief, Dan is responsible for EMS training and EMS equipment

2nd Battalion Chief Todd McKenzie

Battalion Chief McKenzie
  • Associates Degree in Fire Science from Richland Community College
  • Promoted to Battalion Chief of 2nd Battalion on July 23, 2012
  • Promoted to Captain April 21, 2007
  • Promoted to Lieutenant August 21, 1996
  • Began career as a Fire Fighter with the Decatur Fire Department on June 19, 1989
  • As Battalion Chief, Todd is responsible for all fire fighter training and the maintenance of fire fighting equipment

3rd Battalion Chief Mike McGeehon

Battalion Chief McGeehon
  • Promoted to Battalion Chief of 3rd Battalion on August 17, 2004
  • Promoted to Captain September 4, 2000
  • Promoted to Lieutenant April 24, 1995
  • Began career as a Fire Fighter with the Decatur Fire Department on June 27, 1988
  • As Battalion Chief, Mike is responsible for all technical rescue training and responses, hazardous material training and responses, and all other special operations training, equipment and responses