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The Cherry Valley Fire Protection District (the “District”), Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois, is located southeast of Rockford, Illinois and encompasses approximately 25 square miles and serves the Village of Cherry Valley and unincorporated areas of Winnebago and Boone Counties.  The Cherry Valley Fire Protection District is a multifunction fire protection and life-safety organization. The District provides fire, emergency, medical, and other life safety services to those who reside, work, and travel through the area.



“The mission of the Cherry Valley Fire Protection District is to protect lives and property through proactive prevention, education, and professional fire, rescue and emergency medical services.”


The District maintains two fire stations, as well as, a regional training facility and an administration building.


Station 1:                 120 East State Street, Cherry Valley, IL  61016

Station 2:                 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL  61109

Training Facility:       4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL  61109

Administration:         202 East State Street, PO Box 540, Cherry Valley, IL  61016


Telephone: 815-332-5382      Fax: 815-332-3159


The District employs 19 full-time employees and approximately 40 paid on call (POC) employees.


Chief Joseph Corl

Deputy Chief Doug Hayes

Fire Inspection/Education: Allen Geeser


Cherry Valley Fire Protection District Board of Trustees:

President Gary Maitland

Secretary Rebecca Ihne

Treasurer Karl Ericksen




Are you interested in being part of a team, making a lifetime of friendships, as well as making a difference in your community?

We hope to hear from YOU soon!

Cherry Valley Fire Department has a Recruit Class starting

March 6th, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM

at our Station #2, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL

First, you need to:

-        Be at least 18 years of age

-        Hold a high school diploma or equivalent

-        Have a valid driver’s license

- Live within (1) one mile of our department boundary and
within (5) five miles to one of our fire stations

Second, send us your contact information:


Required *