Public Education Division
Firefighter Kenneth Hayes
Central Fire Station
505 W Fayette Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Office: (217) 342-5346
The Effingham Fire Department Public Education Division is committed to educating our citizens on fire safety by offering the following services:
- School Fire Drills conducted annually.
- Fire Station Tours - call for more information or to schedule a tour.
- Fire Safety Talks geared for our young and senior citizens.
- Fire Extinguisher Training & Safety Talks at local Businesses, Group Homes, & Assisted Living Facilities.
- Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention.
- "Change the Clock – Change Your Battery" Program – reminder to change the battery in your smoke detector.
- Smoke Detector Program – Every summer we visit local neighborhoods and check/change batteries in smoke detectors and ensure proper placement in the homes.
- Submit seasonal Fire Safety Tips articles to local news media and the City Newsletter.
- “Keep the Wreath Red” Program – Every Christmas Holiday wreaths are hung on both fire stations – each adorned with red lights – to raise awareness on the dangers of Christmas tree fires.