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The purpose of this statement is to affirm the Peoria Fire Department’s commitment to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). The Department fully supports providing equal employment and business opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

The Department also intends to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ensure that sexual harassment in the workplace is not tolerated.

The Peoria Fire Department fully endorses and supports diversity in the workplace. Therefore, management of the Department will continue to be aggressive in providing all employees with the opportunities, tools, training, and support systems they need to develop their fullest potential and enhance their prospects for promotion.

It is our firm belief that the principles of equal employment opportunity parallel and complement the principles of sound, effective personnel management. We fully intend to support equal opportunity and comply with all EEO/ADA requirements through our recruitment and employment practices.

James Bachman
Fire Chief

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement or any EEP or ADA matter or this document in an alternate format, please contact the individuals listed below.

David Watkins
Equal Opportunity Office
419 Fulton Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: (309) 494-8528

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