Emergency Expo

Fire engin, squad car, helicopter, boat advertising Emergency Expo on July 20, 2023

Thursday, July 20, 2023 · The Shoppes at Grand Prairie

4-7 pm

FREE family-friendly event

Plan to join us as the Central Illinois Emergency Expo returns in 2023! Families can get up close to more than 20 pieces of emergency equipment and meet area first responders at this free community event. The event is held at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie in the parking area between the former Bergner's and Dick's Sporting Goods off Route 91.

Meet a firefighter, try on gear, and spray a fire hose -- Watch a medical helicopter land and go inside it 
Turn on the sirens in a squad car -- Check out the inside of an ambulance
Get inside a hovercraft -- Walk through a tactical response truck -- Sit on a motorcycle unit
Talk with the heroes in our community!

Past Participants

  • Advanced Medical Transport
  • Akron-Princeville Fire Protection District
  • American Red Cross – Central Illinois
  • Brimfield Community Fire Protection Dist.
  • Chillicothe Community Fire Protection Dist.
  • CityLink
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Dunlap Fire Protection District
  • Elmwood Fire Department
  • Fon du Lac Park District Police
  • Illinois Air National Guard
  • Illinois American Water
  • Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Conservation Police
  • Limestone Township Fire Protection Dist.
  • Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection Dist.
  • OSF Life Flight
  • OSF Emergency Management
  • OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois
  • Peoria County Emergency Management Agency
  • Peoria County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Peoria County Coroner
  • Peoria County ETSB-911
  • Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
  • Peoria Fire Department
  • Peoria Heights Police Department
  • Peoria Park District Police
  • Peoria Police Department and Explorers
  • Salvation Army – Heartland Division
  • Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency
  • Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office 

Is your agency or organization interested in participating? Reach out to Gretchen Pearsall at gpearsall@peoriacounty.gov or (309) 672-6918.