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About the Fire Department 

The Peoria Fire Department is a paid municipal department, comprised of 173 sworn personnel and 18 civilian personnel, serving 180 square miles and an estimated city population of 160,000. There are eight (8) fire stations strategically located throughout the city.

The Peoria Fire Department consists of four divisions:

  • Fire Administrative Division
  • Fire Prevention Division
  • Fire Training Division
  • Fire Operations Division

Our Organizational Structure 

The Fire Chief manages four divisions that are responsible for the following programs and services:

The Fire Administration Division provides leadership, long-range planning, budget development, financial management, personnel, payroll, contracts administration, interdepartmental coordination, grants, project management, and general customer service, in order to ensure the efficient daily operations of the Fire Department. 

The Fire Prevention Division provides inspection services, plan review, issuance of permits, fire code enforcement, fire cause investigations, internal safety investigations, citizen safety awareness programs, public fire education, public information services, and fire department community relations events. 

The Fire Training Division is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the safety of our operational duties and members of our staff, through quality, training, education and experience.  The EMS administration includes supply acquisition, EMS training, Paramedic certification, and ambulance transportation coordination. 

The Fire Operations Division provides fire protection, emergency medical services, and technical rescue, as well as the delivery of continuing education in fire suppression and rescue, and supervisory and managerial development. The Operations Division currently staffs eight pumper trucks with paramedic capabilities and two ladder trucks with fire support and technical rescue capabilities (i.e. swift water, trench, confined space and high angle rescue).  

Peoria Fire-Medical Organizational Chart (PDF)

Mission Statement 

We are committed to protecting and caring for our neighbors, our guests and each other while maintaining the communities trust and respect through superior life safety services. 

 Serving With Strength | Honor | Compassion 

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