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No. The firefighters are responsible for supplying their own food.
No. But occasionally the Fire Department will fill dunk tanks at public events for churches or schools.
In 2014 the City was rated by the ISO (Insurance Services Office) group. The City's current ISO rating is a 3.
To arrange a tour, call 309-698-4741, and the phone will be answered by a firefighter. He or she will ask the date you would like to have a tour and check the calendar for that day.
A speaker from the Fire Department can be scheduled by calling the Department's administrative assistant at 309-427-7768. She will leave a message with one of the assistant chiefs, who will return the call and then schedule a speaker.
Stop by any fire station, and the firefighters will be able to take your blood pressure, free of charge.
This happens for several reasons:
There are actually specific reasons why we are unable to completely shut down the fire engines and ambulances every time that they are not in the stations.
The City's fire and emergency medical vehicles carry a wide array of important equipment used to treat patients, fight fires and communicate with each other. Many of these items, especially the medications and sensitive and expensive medical devices we carry, would be subject to damage in certain temperature extremes. In the summer it is necessary to keep these items cool and in the winter it is necessary to keep them warm to ensure that the electronic equipment will operate properly and the medications will not suffer the ill effects of dramatic temperature changes.
In addition to the concerns over weather conditions, a large number of items on the fire engines and ambulances require a constant charge to guarantee optimal and prolonged use. This includes but is not limited to suction units for clearing a patient's airway, thermal imaging cameras for seeing through smoke, portable radios for communication, spare batteries for cutting tools, on-board dispatch computers and flashlights for rescue operations.
In general, a larger diesel engine like those found in emergency vehicles requires more electricity to start than a standard gasoline or diesel engine that is not designed for this purpose. In addition, the electrical drain on a standard diesel operated engine, a dump truck for example, is much less than on a fire engine or ambulance for the reasons noted above. If the engines and ambulances are shut down completely for lengthy periods of time, without an outside power source, there is a slight possibility of them not starting again when needed. We do try to shut them down whenever the amount of time and temperature conditions will allow but these instances are less common than not and occur on a case-by-case basis. Manually shutting down each and every piece of equipment that causes a drain on the system is simply not possible.
When the emergency vehicles are in the station they are always plugged into a power source to keep the equipment and batteries charged, but when the vehicles are out of the station they need to rely on the power generated by allowing the vehicles to idle or run when parked.
It is our duty to the citizens to ensure that we are always operating at optimal levels when responding to emergency calls. There are times, however, when our emergency vehicles are required to be out of the station on training seminars, business pre-plans and inspections, hydrant maintenance and a litany of other "non-emergency" functions. The tools and equipment we use require us to leave the vehicles "idling" or running during these tasks unless it is for a very brief amount of time or certain other conditions are met that will allow for a shut down.
The police department does not issue orders of protection. The orders are only issued through the courts and signed off on by a judge, which empowers the police to enforce the remedies of the order. A person just needs to go to the court house and ask where they can speak with a domestic violence advocate about getting an order of protection application.
In this case, you as the complainant can at any time sign a city ordinance complaint against the owner of the dog. This requires meeting with an officer when you call in the complaint, and signing the ticket as the complainant. When the ticket is scheduled to go to court you will be notified by the court to come and testify if needed. In the event that you prefer not to sign the complaint, officers will attempt to contact the owner of the dog to advise them of the complaint and ask that they rectify the problem.
Filing of charges against a person is the responsibility of the State's Attorney. Officers will respond to your issue and if warranted they will write a report and forward it to the State's Attorney for review for possible charges. If probable cause for an arrest exists from the investigation of the scene, the officer can arrest a suspect, take them to jail, and write the report. Again, the ultimate responsibility for filing official charges rests with the State's Attorney's Office.
Officer conduct complaints are a very important issue. A person wanting to file a complaint against an officer can call and speak to the officer's supervisor. A person can also come to the East Peoria Police Department and fill out a sworn complaint form with factual information pertaining to the specific incident. That form is then forwarded through the officer's supervisor up the chain of command for further investigation.
Your first step is to take away the thief's ability to do further damage by freezing the account they are using, or cancelling any card they have gotten in your name. You then need to notify police for a report and have all the information ready for them that lead you to believe your identity was stolen. Once you file your report with the police department you need to contact one of the three credit bureaus and place a fraud alert on your account. The standard alert is for 90 days and will flag any attempts to open new accounts with your information.
The East Peoria Police Department does fingerprinting for limited things such as liquor license applications, security clearances for military units, and background investigations on new hires for both police and fire.
An application will need completed in person, at the Police Department, to obtain a Solicitor's Permit. The front window of the Police Department is open Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m. Make sure to bring your identification, such as a drivers license, with you.
The Freedom of Information Act website includes the forms for requesting information from the police department.
View the City of East Peoria's Code of Ordinances.
Protecting yourself against ID theft is a necessity in this computer age.
The East Peoria Police Department does not go door to door or solicit over the phone. If somebody calls requesting funds from you, claiming to be the police department do not give them any information or agree to any funding. Please notify us if you are contacted so that we can attempt to end the scam quickly.