Welcome to the Godfrey Fire Protection District Website. We hope that you find the site informative and enjoyable. GFPD is an ISO rated 4/9 combination department employing 20 full time and 10 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.
Calls for 2013
Godfrey firefighters had another busy year. In 2013, the district responded to 1906 calls ranging from medical to structure fires. Calls have almost doubled since the year 2000.
Recent Retirements and Promotions
Please check out the "Chief's Corner" for information on several retirements and promotions within the department. Pictured is Chief Sowders with retired Assistant Chief Mike Kasten.
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 to the left. 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 to the left.
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 the left to go to the website.