Jeff Abbott became the Fire Chief of the City of Decatur on December 4, 2014 and oversees a department of 111 employees.
- Promoted to Deputy Fire Chief on April 9, 2007
- Promoted to Captain on August 1, 2006
- Promoted to Lieutenant December 9, 1999
- Began his career as a Decatur Fire Fighter on March 15, 1995
- Associates Degree in Fire Science from Richland Community College
- Bachelors Degree in Fire Service Management from Southern Illinois University