Todd Allen joined the Freeport Fire Department on October 31, 2017 as Fire Chief. Chief Allen will be working alongside current Chief Scott Miller as he prepares for his upcoming retirement.
Prior to joining the Freeport Fire Department, Chief Allen spent 24 years with the Moline Fire Department, retiring as a Battalion Chief. During his tenure with Moline, Chief Allen managed different areas of the department from shift operations, EMS division, special operations division and suppression operations. Chief Allen served as a firefighter/paramedic in 1992 with the Rock Island Fire Department, and was then hired as a firefighter/paramedic with Moline Fire Department, where he rose through the ranks serving as a lieutenant, captain and then battalion chief. Chief Allen has worked as a flight medic, was tactical medic commander, served as MABAS 43 technical rescue team leader and teaches curriculum for alternative fuels responses for first responders.
Chief Allen recently completed his Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Waldorf University, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration from Western Illinois University and an Associate's Degree as a Fire Service Officer from Black Hawk College. In 2010 he graduated from the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Chief Allen carries numerous fire service and incident management certifications.
Fire Department Administrative Offices are located at 1650 S. Walnut Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032