Fire Department

Old and new

From buckets, to horse drawn hose reels, to the current fleet of 12 fire engines, 4 aerial trucks, and 1 rescue squad, the Peoria Fire Department continually grows and advances as time goes on. 

Organized in 1875, the Peoria Fire Department is the oldest downstate department in Illinois. Starting with 80 members, mostly volunteers, to our current operations of over 180 commissioned suppression personnel, the Peoria Fire Department is committed to serving its community to the fullest. With 12 fire stations throughout the city, the highly trained professionals are responsible for fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical service, hazardous material mitigation, fire prevention education, fire/arson investigation, fire code inspections, and community relations. We implement our services through four divisions:

  • Fire Administration
  • Fire Operations
  • Fire Training
  • Fire Prevention

The Peoria Fire Department adopts the mission statement of protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Peoria. We meet this commitment daily by providing comprehensive services.

We are very active in our community and believe in our slogan: Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

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