Nathaniel Rice

Fire Prevention
Title: Division Chief of Fire Prevention
Phone: 309-494-8733
Nate Rice

Fax: 309-494-8787

Chief Nate Rice has been a member of the Peoria Fire Department since 1999. Chief Rice has been through the ranks of the department from Firefighter to Battalion Chief until being selected as the Division Chief of Prevention in June of 2021. Chief Rice has been involved with the Hazardous Materials Incident Team since 2002 and was previously involved in the Hazardous Material Inspection program. He has also served on the Executive Board of Peoria Firefighters Local Number 50 for over 10 years and served as a Training Captain while in the Suppression Division.

Chief Rice has an Associate of Fire Science degree from Illinois Central College, a Bachelor of Science in Fire Investigation from Eastern Kentucky University, and is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.

Chief Rice and his wife, Summer, have four children.


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