Welcome to the Village of Roxana, Prosperity through economic development with quality alive through community investment.

400 S. Central
Roxana, IL 62084
Phone: 618-254-0345

Roxana Village Hall

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September 26th
7 am to 2 pm.

ROXANA FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY

On Tuesday, January 19, 1926, a group of dedicated men met to establish the Roxana Volunteer Fire Department with the sole mission to provide fire protection to the Village of Roxana. After approving rules and by-laws, the meeting adjourned with the next meeting scheduled the following month.

At the February 1, 1926, meeting, Fire Department Officers were voted on as follows:
Fire Chief – H.E. Rathorn 
Asst. Chief – D.L. Harvick
President – A.H. Astroth 
Treasurer – Ross Bennett
Stewart – Henry Hoff

The Fire Chief was given the power to appoint his Captains, Assistant Captains, Nozzle Men, and Plug Men.

At the March 15, 1926 meeting
Loyd Davis was appointed Captain of District #1
Paul Leattin was appointed Captain of District #2.

First Fire
On September 7, 1926, at 0515 hrs – Jess Hailey’s house on Tydeman Ave. caught fire from the kerosene stove. The volunteer fire department responded promptly to the call, but for lack of water pressure was unable to check the fire. The house burned to the ground – rendering a complete property loss to both building and contents.

Other Milestones

  • In the September 23, 1926, meeting a monthly drill (training) was established.
  • In the January 17, 1927, meeting, it was established to pay each member attending a fire $1.00 and to pay the Fire Chief $2.00 for the same. A ‘Paid on Call’ fire department is established.
  • In the June 8, 1927, meeting, it was announced the Village had purchased a pumper–truck and it was to be delivered September 1st of the same year.
  • In May 1931, the Roxana Volunteer Fire Department petitioned the Illinois Secretary of State to obtain a charter.
  • In March 1934, the Roxana Volunteer Fire Department was certified as a member of the Illinois Firemen’s Association.

This picture is an old photo of the Roxana Fire Department

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The above picture is an old photo of the Roxana Fire Department.

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Welcome to the Village of Roxana, Prosperity through economic development with quality alive through community investment.

Village of Roxana 400 S. Central Roxana, IL 62084 Phone: 618-254-6919

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