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Macomb Fire Department

Rich Egger

The new year brings with it a new leader for the Macomb Fire Department. Rick Driskell, who has spent his entire professional firefighting career with the department, is the interim fire chief. 

Fire Destroys Townhome West of Macomb

Apr 22, 2019
Emily Boyer / Tri States Public Radio

Several fire departments spent Sunday night battling a house fire just west of Macomb. The fire destroyed the end unit on a row of townhomes in the Georgetown subdivision.

MDH Board Supports Privatization Plan

Jun 27, 2017
Rich Egger

McDonough District Hospital has run the ambulance service in McDonough County since the 1970s.  But the MDH Board of Directors voted Monday night to switch to a privately-run service.

Rich Egger

The body of Macomb Fire Chief Andy Taylor, 46, was found in a wooded area near Route 67 and University Drive late Thursday afternoon.  A preliminary investigation indicates he took his own life.

Fire Might Delay Opening for Macomb Business

Jun 19, 2015
TSPR'S Emily Boyer

A fire Friday morning at the future home of a restaurant and billiards parlor in Macomb might delay opening day for the business.

Macomb Firefighters Busier Than Ever

Mar 12, 2015
TSPR'S Emily Boyer

The Macomb Fire Department isn't just focused on flames. In 2014, firefighters responded to 1,774 incidents. That works out to be more than 4 runs a day.

Fire Chief Andy Taylor said more than 60% of them were requests for medical services. The entire crew is EMT certified and able to provide basic medical care on-site.


Fireworks are a Independence Day staple, however the Macomb Fire Department reminds residents that it is important to take caution while enjoying the holiday weekend.

Large Grain Bin Fire in McDonough County

May 20, 2014
Western Grain Marketing

Investigators believe spontaneous combustion sparked a fire at a large grain storage bin owned by Western Grain Marketing.