"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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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 email@example.com
7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday
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June 19, 2018 - City Council meeting
On behalf of the City Council and the citizens of Effingham, Mayor Jeff Bloemker presented 2nd Lieutenant Larry Thies a Service Award and thanked him for his dedication to the City. Larry recently retired after serving 43 years with the Effingham Fire Department.
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June 19, 2018
Woodmen Life representatives generously donated bottled water and lunch to the Effingham firefighters today as part of their give back to the community program. Bottled water is placed in the Engines every day so that it is readily available to the firefighters when at incidents and/or at training. It is important that the firefighters stay hydrated especially during extreme hot weather or when on extended fire/rescue calls. Woodmen Life is a non-profit organization that is committed to improving the quality of life in a community and recognizing those agencies/individuals that serve the residents in them.
Photo: Firefighter John Stroud, Doris Probst, Doris Verdeyen Shari Goldstein, Firefighter AJ Tackett and Captain Jim Charters Jr.
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June 18, 2018
The Effingham Fire Department personnel celebrated one of their own last night – 2nd Lieutenant Larry Thies- who retired after serving his community for 43 years as a volunteer/part time firefighter. Larry was a mentor to so many and followed in the footsteps of his father, William Thies, who also served 43 years as a volunteer for the Effingham Fire Department. Their family legacy was rich in tradition and dedication as they believed that it was a privilege to serve their community and their fellow man. His easy smile and patient ways were always an inspiration to his fellow firefighters.
2nd Lieutenant Thies was awarded an OSFM Certificate of Recognition, an Effingham Fire Department axe, his department helmet and a retired department badge. He has told us that he will continue to serve as a member of the MABAS 54 Honor Guard – assisting at fire department funerals and that if we should ever need him for anything to just call. It is because of this and so many other reasons why he will be missed but not forgotten.