Press Release - City of Collinsville Hires New Fire Chief
Press Release - City of Collinsville Hires New Fire Chief
Mr Kevin Edmond
The City of Collinsville announces the selection of Mr. Kevin Edmond, a 26 year veteran of the Mentor Ohio Fire Department, as the
new Fire Chief of the Collinsville Fire Department. The announcement follows an extensive search conducted by the Illinois Fire Chief’s
Association(IFCA). This search and evaluation process was intricate and collaborative, encompassing interviews with stakeholders, the
conducting of an Assessment Center, and interviews with the top three (3) applicants. At the conclusion of this process Mr. Edmond
was identified as the top and preferred applicant unanimously by the selection committee.
“The search process took some time but in the end, using the IFCA as our executive search firm, I feel we have someone who is the exact
fit for our needs. Their process of interviewing all the stakeholders and conducting the Assessment Center helps the City to ensure
that we have the best person to fill this critical position,” stated Mitch Bair, Collinsville City Manager.
At the December 12, 2016 City Council Meeting, Mr Edmond was recommended by City Staff and a 3 year contract was unanimously voted in by
the City Council. He will be sworn in formally at the January 9th, 2017 City Council Meeting and his first official day
on the job will be January 17th, 2017 where he will command a staff of 31 sworn firefighters.
Mr. Edmond began his career as a fireman in 1986 as a volunteer firefighter in Northfield Village. He began working for the Mentor Fire
Department in 1990 and worked his way up through the ranks as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Lieutenant/Paramedic, Battalion Chief and currently
Edmond has an Associate Degree in Fire Science, Bachelor Degree in Technical Education specialized in Fire Science, and is currently working
on a Master in Public Administration.
In speaking of the appointment, Collinsville Mayor, John Miller stated, “Words cannot describe how excited I am to welcome Chief Edmond
to our leadership team. As a retired Collinsville firefighter, and as the Mayor, I am so pleased with this addition.”
City Manager Bair added “ It is a tremendous honor to welcome Chief Edmond to the team as a leader for the Fire Department. His values
and professional experiences will be a huge asset for the City and its residents.”
On Monday, July 10, 2017, automated trash collection will begin for the residents of the City of Collinsville.
All residential customers will receive a new 95-gallon trash cart, during the weeks of Monday, June 26th through Friday, July 7th. These
blue trash carts are similar to the current recycling cart, but with a black lid labeled trash.
Additional trash carts may be leased for $2/month, with a 3 month commitment.
A resident can exchange their 95-gallon trash cart for a 65-gallon trash cart, free of charge, through August 31, 2017.
Residents will no longer need to provide their own containers for trash.
Republic Services will dispose of the personal trash containers through July 31, 2017. If you want
Republic Services to dispose of your trash containers, set them at the curb and mark “take container.”
Some residents may have a change in their service date. Watch your mail the week of June 26, 2017 for service date information.
Proper cart placement for automated service:
- Have your cart at the curb by 6am of your service day.
- Place the cart at least five (5) feet from any object; like a tree, pole, fire hydrant, mailbox, electrical box, cable box, etc. and at least five(5)
feet away from cars so the automated arm can reach your cart.
- Please have this same distance of five (5) between trash and recycle carts.
- Don’t lean anything against the cart.
- Don’t place your cart under a tree or near utility lines.
- Place carts one (1) foot from the curb or edge of the street.
- All trash must be bagged and contained inside your Republic Service cart, with the lid closed.
- Bags/trash lying outside of the cart or personal cans/containers will not be picked up.
For any question about automated trash collection call Republic Services Customer Service at:
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131