Fire Department Programs
Did you know, you should replace your smoke detectors every 10 years to ensure they are working and up to date? The Peoria Fire Department is in the business of keeping our community safe. This includes making sure working smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors are available to those who qualify for our Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector program.
If you are a City of Peoria resident and wish to see if you qualify, please fill out the application. Once the application is received, it will be reviewed and a Fire Station will reach out to schedule your installation.
If you have any questions, please contact our front office at (309)494-8700.
The Explorer Program is one of the hidden gems of the Peoria Fire Department. This program is held every 2nd and 4th Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Woodruff High School. The Explorer's program is designed for ages 14-21 who are interested in the Fire Service. The program is taught by volunteers from the Peoria Fire Department. Currently, the Explorers have 16 members and use a curriculum based on the building blocks of Fire Service. The Explorer's work on entry level skills such as putting on gear, knowing what gear is used for specific scenarios, and suppression skills. They also work on the medical aspect of the job becoming CPR certified and learning basic First-Aid skills. If you know of any youths interested in the Fire Service, please reach out to Fire Captain Tom Stimeling for further information or visit their Facebook Page.