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Firefighter Memorial Service

Firefighter Memorial Service
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018
  • Location: Festival Building, 2200 E Washington Street

The 32nd annual East Peoria Fire Department's annual Firefighter Memorial Service honors the memory of the four East Peoria firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

Those fire department members are:

  • Firefighter George E. Cornwell Sr. and Assistant Chief Marvin J. Stein, who both died Jan. 28, 1959, during a fire at the Green Gables tavern on Meadow Avenue.
  • Captain Armando E. Ballerini, who died June 12, 1972, after having a heart attack at a fire scene.
  • Firefighter William A. Folmar, who died Sept. 27, 1980, when he was hit by a vehicle while on the scene of an accident on Interstate 74's Murray Baker Bridge.

The memorial service include the fire department honor guard, music by the East Peoria Community High School Chorale and Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums, a bell-ringing ceremony and the announcement of Fire Department Employee of the Year. The service is open to the public.

The annual service is the department's concluding event of its October Fire Prevention Week activities.



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