Police, Fire, and Rescue

WHAT WE DO

Ensuring safety and security


The Brown County Ambulance Service provides 24 hour emergency ambulance service to the residents and visitors of Brown County.  We staff two ambulances, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  One of the two ambulances is a paramedic or Advanced Life Support Unit (ALS) and the other is a Basic Life Support Unit (BLS).  In addition to the two ambulances that are staffed daily, we have a backup ALS unit and a backup BLS unit that can be staffed as needed by calling in off duty personnel.  A fifth non-transport unit is stationed in Versailles and serves for off duty ambulance personnel to use to respond as “first responders” whenever available and an ambulance is dispatched to a Versailles address.

Our service is comprised of the ambulance director, administrative assistant, seven paramedics and eleven EMT’s.  Our paramedics and EMT’s are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and are members of the Quincy Area EMS System.  In addition to being licensed as an EMT or paramedic through IDPH, our paramedics are required to be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent.  Our EMT’s are required to be certified in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support and Pediatric Education for Pre Hospital Providers (PEPP) or equivalent.

In addition to providing emergency ambulance service, the Brown County Ambulance Service teaches First Aid, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes to the general public. 

Brown County Ambulance Services
Brian Gallaher
825 Route 24 West | Mt. Sterling
217.773.2113
b.gallaher@browncoil.org
ema@browncoil.org


The City of Mt. Sterling and the County of Brown began a collaborative effort in 1999 to construct a new station that would house the Mt. Sterling Fire Department, Brown County Fire Protection District and the Brown County Ambulance Service (BCAS).

We have designated the station as an emergency shelter for the residents and visitors of our community. Back-up power for the building is available from an 85kw diesel generator which completely powers the building (including heat and air conditioning) in the event of a power outage. This is a benefit of huge proportions as we would have the ability to house several hundred individuals should the need ever arise. In addition to serving as an emergency shelter, this building serves as the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Brown County. The EOC is where local officials gather during large scale events for mitigation and decision making purposes.

Brown County Fire Protection District
Mt. Sterling Fire Department

Brian Gallaher, Chief
835 Route 24 West | Mt. Sterling
217.773.2113
b.gallaher@browncoil.org

Versailles Fire Department
James Logsdon, Chief
101 Main Street | Versailles
217.225.9034


The Mission of the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Mt. Sterling Police Department is to attain the highest quality of life and safety for all those who live, work and visit Mt. Sterling and Brown County. The departments will accomplish this by building and enhancing partnerships within the community to promote safety and reduce crime. The Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Mt. Sterling Police Department will treat all persons with respect, dignity, equality and integrity, regardless of race, ethnicity or social status.

We value the laws that govern our community and are committed to the protection of individual human rights of all citizens. Both the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and Mt. Sterling Police Department are full time, full service law enforcement agencies that operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Both departments strive to provide professional police services while maintaining “hometown America” values and understanding.

Brown County Sheriff’s Department
Justin Oliver, Sheriff

200 Court Street | Mt. Sterling
217.773.2011
sheriff@browncoil.org

City of Mt. Sterling Police Department
145 W. Main Street
| Mt. Sterling
217.773.3961

Always call 911 in case of emergency