"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
21 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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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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From ALL of our Firefighters, we wish ALL OF YOU a Merry Christmas with our best wishes as you spend time with family and friends
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Squad 561, Engine 576, and Chief 500 on scene Fayette Avenue (Route 40) at Third Street (Route 45) for a roll-over accident.
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The use of space heaters can be a source to provide additional heat but they also can be a source to causing a fire. These photos were taken in residence in our community on Friday, December 8th. Here are a few safety tips when using space heaters, especially in your homes:
Never operate a heater you suspect is damaged. Before use, inspect the heater, cord, and plug for damage. Follow all operation and maintenance instructions.
Never leave the heater operating while unattended, or while you are sleeping.
Keep combustible material such as beds, sofas, curtains, papers, and clothes at least 3 feet (0.9 m) from the front, sides, and rear of the heater.
Be sure the heater plug fits tightly into the wall outlet. If not, do not use the outlet to power the heater.
During use, check frequently to determine if the heater plug or cord, wall outlet, or faceplate is HOT! If the plug, outlet, or faceplate is hot, discontinue use of the heater, and have a qualified electrician check and/or replace the plug or faulty wall outlet(s). If the cord is hot, disconnect the heater, and have it inspected/repaired by an authorized repair person.
Never power the heater with an extension cord or power strip.
Insure that the heater is placed on a stable, level surface, and located where it will not be knocked over.
When purchasing a heater, ask the salesperson whether the heater has been safety-certified. A certified heater will have a safety certification mark.
Never run the heater’s cord under rugs or carpeting. This can damage the cord, causing it and nearby objects to burn.
To prevent electrical shocks and electrocutions, always keep electric heaters away from water, and NEVER touch an electric heater if you are wet.
If you have any questions, please call us at 217-342-2555.