The mission of the Pekin Fire Department is to provide professional all-hazards emergency response and to enhance the quality of life of our residents, employees, and visitors through comprehensive fire prevention, code enforcement, public education, and emergency management.
The Pekin Fire Department is a 52-member career, all-hazards emergency response and life safety organization, protecting a community of 34,000 citizens in an area of 12.5 square miles. In addition, the Pekin Fire Department protects two fire protection districts: Brush Hill, a total coverage area of 15 square miles, to the east, and Powerton, 20 square miles, to the southwest, adding an additional 5,000 protected citizens.
The Pekin Fire Department provides fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue, and emergency medical services and is the lead department of the MABAS Division 42 Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Teams. The department also provides inspection, fire code enforcement, fire prevention, community education, and fire and arson investigation. Pekin Fire Department is an ISO class 3 fire department with the last evaluation occurring in August of 2016. In 2019, the Fire Department responded to over 5590 incidents.
The Pekin Fire Department is led by Interim Fire Chief Trent Reeise, who plans, manages, and directs operations of the Fire Department.
Pekin Fire Department Business Office 309.477.2388 - 3232 Court Street, Pekin, IL 61554