Fire Department Badge Pinning Ceremony Scheduled for Tuesday, January 14

The city of Peoria will hold a Badge Pinning Ceremony on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. to acknowledge the promotion of members within the department. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at Central Fire Station, 505 N.E. Monroe Street.

The following Fire Fighters will be recognized during the ceremony: Tony Ardis, Fire Chief; James Bachman, Assistant Fire Chief; Shawn Sollberger, Division Chief of Operations; Stephen Rada, Battalion Chief; and Bobby Anderson, Captain.

Fire Fighters first receive their badges upon graduation from the Fire Academy. Subsequent Badge Pinning Ceremonies recognize promotions within the department. Recipients also receive collar brass, a hat badge and Class “A” hat band.