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Chillicothe City Council approves separation agreement with Fire Chief Darrell Wright

The Chillicothe City Council approved an ordinance involving an employment separation agreement with the Chillicothe Fire Chief. The ordinance authorized a contract with Darrell Wright regarding the agreement. The City of Chillicothe proposed Wright resign as of September 15th and be paid an amount equal to his sick leave until December 31st and his earned […]

Chillicothe Fire Department

Chillicothe Fire Department improves rating, placing in top 15% in the country

In a report of the Insurance Services Office, dated July 29, 2019, the Chillicothe Fire Department (CFD) has been recognized as achieving a reduced ISO rating of “3,” dropping from the “4” rating of just four years ago, placing Chillicothe in the top 15th percentile of Communities surveyed in 2019. This new rating is the […]

Livingston County Emergency Management Website

Livingston County Emergency Management Director encourages preparations as Grand River to reach record high

The Grand River near Chillicothe is predicted to rise to a record high around 40 and a quarter feet this week, which is considered to be major flooding. The current record for the Grand River in Chillicothe is 39 and six-tenths feet. Livingston County Emergency Management Director Darrell Wright encourages residents to make preparations, as […]

Fire downtown Trenton

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to blaze in downtown Trenton

Chillicothe’s Fire Chief provided his news release on their mutual aid efforts in fighting the fire last night in the 600 block of Main Street in Trenton. In part, Chief Darrell Wright credits a firewall between the middle building and the north building which slowed the spread of the fire. That would be the firewall between […]

Rural Location Sign

Livingston County Health Center to sell 911 Rural Location Signs

Livingston County Health Center announces that their office, located at 800 Adam Drive, will be the site to purchase 911 Rural Location Signs through an initiative of its Aging in Place Coalition. The coalition met with Livingston County Commissioners, County Clerk Sherry Parks, Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright and volunteer fire chiefs, Livingston County Sheriff […]

Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge fire (Photo Credit: Matthew Stirling)

Early morning fire reported at Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge over the Grand River

The Chillicothe Fire Department this morning responded to a brush and debris fire in the vicinity of the Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge over the Grand River.  The fire was called into authorities by Matthew Stirling, who was driving on Highway 65. Upon arrival at 6 o’clock Monday morning, Chief Darrell Wright reported there was a […]

Burn Ban Lifted

Burn ban temporarily lifted in Livingston County

The burn ban for Livingston County has been temporarily lifted due to conditions temporarily improving with Thursday’s rain. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright reports Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas has authorized the 48-hour temporary lifting of the ban to allow for necessary burning. The ban will return Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. The decision […]