"The Effingham Fire Department mission is to protect life and property from loss, suffering, and damage due to fire, rescue situations, environmental and homeland security emergencies within the community, as safe as possible through public education, code management and incident response." The Effingham Fire Department at a Glance
ISO Rating - 2
Two Fire Stations
15 Full-time Firefighters
16 Part-time Firefighters
4 Administrative Staff
5 Response Vehicles
4 Staff Vehicles
Foam Trailer w/400 gals AFFF foam
Haz Mat Response Trailer
Part of Region 9 Hazardous Materials Response Team
MABAS Division 54 Member
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Effingham Fire Department Annual Report
Mobile Food Service Vendors
The City of Effingham has adopted a policy for the licensing
and regulation of mobile food service establishments operating within the
corporate limits of the City of Effingham, IL.
City of Effingham - Ordinance No. 015-2018
Summary of Rules & Regulations for Mobile Food Service Vendors
Dispatch Non-Emergency Phone: (217) 342-4131
Central Fire Station
505 West Fayette Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 342-2555
Fax: (217) 342-5496 firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday
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On Sunday, March 18th at 18:20 hours, Engine 576, Truck 552, Squad 561, and Chief 500 were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 4 Four Seasons Trailer Park on the south side of Effingham. While enroute, dispatch received additional 9-1-1 calls stating flames showing. Based on the information, the alarm was upgraded to a Full-Still Alarm adding Tower 551, Engine 575, Assistant Chief 501, Teutopolis FPD Engine 673, and Abbott EMS all to the scene. Watson FPD Engine 952 and Watson Chief 900 change of quarters to Station #3, and Montrose FPD Engine 851 change of quarters to Station #1.
Engine 576 arrived on scene reporting smoke showing on a single wide modular trailer home. Initial reports could not confirm if the resident was inside - this was quickly determined with the Officer of Engine 576 on scene with neighbors confirming she had just left the residence prior to the fire being discovered and was not at home. Crews of Engine 576 and Squad 561 forced entry in to the residence and were met with heavy smoke conditions with little heat. The crews advanced down the hallway with an 1 3/4" attack hoseline and found the seat of the fire around the washer/dryer area. The fire had advanced into the void space between the ceiling and the roof which was also quickly extinguished. Fire reported under control at 18:37 hours. A portion of Jaycee Avenue had to be closed by Effingham PD due to the hydrant being located on the north side of Jaycee Avenue and a supply hoseline had to be laid across in to the trailer park. Companies completed overhaul and checked for further extension. No injuries reported. Utilities secured by AMEREN. Fire companies began clearing the scene at 19:09 hours.
The area of fire origin was determined to be in the control panel of the dryer with the cause being an electrical short within the panel. The fire then advanced up the wall above the dryer to a shelving unit where the contents then further fueled the fire. The fire is ruled accidental. Heavy smoke damage throughout the mobile home along with fire damage in the center has made the residence uninhabitable. The resident, Kathy Clarkson, arrived on scene and has made arrangements to stay with friends. Remaining fire companies cleared the scene at 19:56 hours.
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Truck 552 responded on the Full-Still Alarm to Shumway Fire Protection District for the residential fire. The fire was upgraded to a Box Alarm shortly thereafter.
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Cancer in Firefighters, both career and volunteer, is rapidly on the rise. We have changed several policies within our organization based on findings across the U.S. We continue to inform and train our personnel on decontamination procedures and what each individual should do to reduce their own risk. Our department physician has met with our personnel and we recently had a cancer survivor from a fire Department in northern Illinois speak to our personnel as well as our neighboring departments.