Welcome to the Godfrey Fire Protection District Website. We hope that you find the site informative and enjoyable. GFPD is a combination department employing 19 full time and 12 paid-on-call staff. The district proudly protects 36 square miles and 18,000 people. We operate out of two stations and have a variety of apparatus to provide first class fire protection and emergency medical services. Thank you for visiting our website and please do not hesitate to visit us in person.
2014 Call Total
Godfrey FPD responded to 2,038 calls in 2014 ranging from false alarms, to cardiac arrests, to structure fires. This is the first time in the history of the district that call volume has exceeded 2,000. Ten years ago we responded to 1,100 calls. Our 2014 total represents an 85% increase in service demand! Future demand for service is only projected to increase. GFPD stands ready for a busy 2015.
Please click on the image to learn more about smoke alarms. It may save your life or the life of a loved one!
Madison County now uses CODE RED, a high speed emergency communication service. This system can notify residents and business owners of potentially life threatening emergencies. The system is much more effective and informative than traditional tornado and civil defense sirens. Please take a minute and click on the CODE RED picture. It will take you to a separate window that will allow you to sign up for the FREE service. Those without Internet access may call the Madison County Emergency Management office (618-692-0537), Monday through Friday, (8:30AM-4:30PM) to register over the phone.
The Village of Godfrey has an ordinance regulating the burning of leaves and other landscape waste. Godfrey Fire District is often called to extinguish fires set by residents that are not familiar with the ordinance. If you live within the Village of Godfrey, please take a minute and familiarize yourself with the burn regulations. A violation of this ordinance often will result in a citation from the Madison County Sheriff's Office. For your convenience, the entire ordinance can be viewed and printed by clicking on the picture.
Madison County Emergency Management
Madison County Emergency Management has a website full of important information and links. The Emergency Management Agency coordinates response and recovery in declared disasters when more than one department is responding to a threat; the disaster extends beyond the normal mutual aid boundaries of the affected community, or when several communities are involved. The County EMA provides guidance, planning models, and workshops on emergency management to local communities and their own EMA staff. Click on the Madison County seal to go to the website.