Fire & Rescue Department

The Monticello Fire and Rescue Department is a public department made up of volunteer fire professionals that protect over 5,500 people in a seven square mile area.  Services provided to the residents of Monticello, IL include firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services.  The department operates two Engines, a Rescue, and a utility pickup.  The Roster includes a Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, two Captains, three Lieutenants, and 13 Firefighters/Engineers.


ChiefJohn Rupkey
Assistant ChiefTim Clifton
Captain, Operations OfficerCole Hunt
Captain, Training OfficerAdam Kownacki
Lieutenant, Safety OfficerDennis Sebens
LieutenantMichael Barnes
LieutenantJohn Mullin


 The Monticello Fire & Rescue Department is a member of:

  • MABAS 46 (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System)
  • Piatt County Firefighters Association
  • Illinois Firefighters Association
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)