Since the beginning of February, members of the South Pekin Fire Department along with members from the Green Valley Fire Dept., Schaeferville Fire Department, Tremont IL Fire Department, Delavan Fire Department, and Forman Fire Department have participated in a joint Basic Operations Fire Fighter class. During their class, students completed modules A, B, C and worked towards completion of Hazmat Operations, FSVO (Fire Service Vehicle Operator), Courage To Be Safe and NIMS (National Incident Management System). Congratulations to all the students and thank you for your dedication to your departments and communities!
At approximately 9:37 this morning South Pekin Fire Department received a call to the grade school for a possible fire. We would like to thank Schaeferville Fire Department, Cincinnati Fire Protection District, Green Valley Fire Dept. and Pekin Firefighters Local 524 for your assistance and hard work today.
We would also like to thank Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with directing traffic, incoming units, and helping keep everything under control in the front of the school while we were working in the back.
South Pekin Grade School- District 137 staff acted efficiently and appropriately to keep everyone safe, including students and staff, and we are thankful for their technical assistance with the event.
We apologize for any water discoloration as we used multiple hydrants near the school for a water supply.
Do you want to help make a difference in your community? In the surrounding communities? Do you want to learn a set of unique skills?
We are accepting applications for firefighters and emergency medical responders. Applications can be obtained and turned in to South Pekin Village Hall or at the main fire station, at 209 West Main Street, on Tuesday nights between 6 P.M. and 8 P.M.