Message from the Chief

I am pleased to welcome you to the Vermillion Fire EMS Department website: a valuable resource to the residents and visitors of the Vermillion region.

  The Vermillion Fire EMS Department is rich in both tradition and people.  Providing fire protection from 1892 and EMS from 1971 we are proud to have been serving our communities for 125 years.

There are 3 Engine Companies, 1 Ladder Company, 1 Heavy Rescue Company and 3 Ambulances in service every day to serve the citizens and visitors of the city of Vermillion and surrounding communities. Of course this is only possible because of our staff, we are truly fortunate to have some of the most talented individuals in the service as members.  Our department is staffed with with highly trained Volunteer Firefighters, Part-time EMS Staff and Career Officers.

We value the history and the tradition of the Vermillion Fire EMS department, an organization built upon the strong shoulders of our past that has prepared us for the future.  With the continued purpose of serving our community, and the vision to provide a contemporary, dynamic and sustainable fire and emergency medical services, the members of our Department are well suited to lead the way. 



As you visit our website, you will find information about the services we provide and the projects that we are working on as we continue to make Vermillion a great place to live and work.  We are a vibrant department that values our past, understands the present, and embraces the challenges of the future.  We are committed to providing the citizens of Vermillion and surrounding communities we proudly serve with the best service possible. 



Thank you for visiting our site,



Matthew R. Callahan, Fire Chief