Fire Prevention & Safety

 

FIRE CODE ADOPTED.  please be advised that the City Council of the CIty of Pekin has adopted the 2015 International Fire Code to replace the 2006 version.  Please contact the Fire Department if you have questions.

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Fire prevention and safety is an important responsibility of each citizen and can help to ensure a safe community. Interested individuals will be happy to know that the Pekin Fire Department offers prevention and safety programs to the general public:

The Safe Escape House

Designed for children age 3 -10, this mobile Fire Safety trailer visits schools annually contacting all Pekin school children grades K-3. In addition, the "Safe Escape House" has been a part of the Marigold Festival and in the past Derby Days celebrations as well. It is available by request to community groups. The Safe Escape house is a children's sized house designed to teach children about all aspects of Fire Safety. This includes dialing 911, kitchen safety, not to play with fire, electrical appliance safety, and most important how to "Get out Alive" from their home in case of a fire. The Safe Escape House is owned by the Local 524 IAFF and can be requested by calling (309) 477-2388.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Fire Extinguisher training is available to local companies. The class is basic and takes employees through the steps to extinguish a fire as well as the different types of extinguishers. For information contact the Fire Department Office at 477-2391.

Fire Safety in the Workplace

This programs teaches employees the proper methods of exiting buildings and work sites, fire prevention, and employee responsibility.

General Home Fire Safety for Adults

This program teaches general home fire safety. It describes hazards around the home and how fires can be prevented. This program also includes the basics of fire extinguishers and their uses. This class is designed for open frank decisions about fire and health safety with a question/answer session.

For more information about scheduling a fire prevention class or more information contact the Fire Prevention Officer at 477-2303, or call 477-2388.

E.D.I.T.H.: Exit Drills in the Home

It's important to come up with an escape plan in case of a fire to keep your family safe. The Pekin Fire Department knows about family safety in the event of a fire and has put together this little guide, which they call E.D.I.T.H.