Peoria Fire Department

Peoria Public Radio News
7:51 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

PFD is responding to more broken water pipe and electrical issues

Chief Phillip Maclin handles fire prevention for the Peoria Fire Department. He's holding up the picture of the damage caused Wednesday at a West Ann residence while the maintenance person tried to thaw frozen pipes.
Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria Fire Department has received nearly 50 calls for pipes that are breaking as they thaw. That means what people are using to thaw pipes is a point of caution.  

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Peoria Public Radio News
3:45 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Peoria Fire Dept. warns of carbon monoxide poisoning

The Peoria Fire Department is reminding residents of the importance of carbon monoxide detectors as temperatures cool, and area residents begin to turn on their furnaces.

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Peoria Public Radio News
11:47 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Glen Oak school students briefly evacuated Friday morning

Students at Glen Oak Community Learning Center were briefly evacuated this morning after the smell of smoke was detected.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:58 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Peoria Fire department gets medical upgrades

The ALS fire truck on SW Jefferson Avenue, with a display of new medical and emergency-response equipment.
Credit Orko Manna / WCBU

The Peoria Fire Department is upgrading its station on SW Jefferson Avenue with an Advanced Life Support fire truck.

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Peoria Public Radio News
8:07 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Peoria Fire Dept. can't yet investigate whether there's a vehicle submerged in the Il River

The Peoria Fire Department says it’s still too dangerous to recover a possible vehicle submerged in the Illinois River. The city received a report of an automobile floating in the river early Saturday morning near the foot of State Street. Personnel with the city and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources later located a possible vehicle about 40 feet from the shore in nearly 25 feet of water. The Fire Department’s dive team has marked the location of the object and is continuing to monitor the site.

Peoria Public Radio News
2:32 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Remembering Ernie Russell

The greater Peoria community laid to rest a longtime public servant Friday. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports Ernie Russell died Monday. 

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