If you are putting in a new pool, hot tub, or spa be sure the wiring is performed by an electrician experienced in the special safety requirements for these types of installations. Outdoor receptacles must have covers that keep them dry even when appliances are plugged into them. Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) are special devices designed to protect against electric…Read more
Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July!
The SFPD wishes your family a happy and safe 4th of July celebration.
While you celebrate the holiday, we will be working tirelessly to ensure our community is protected in the event of an accident or fire. We are also asking for your help.
Please follow these simple tips for a safe Independence Day celebration:
- Keep all fireworks away from children and combustable items.
- Keep fire extinguishers and water sources handy with fires and fireworks.
- Stay hydrated! Heat exhaustion can creep up on anyone, regardless of age.
- Drive sober! Your family, and ours, will thank you for it.
Keep safety first and enjoy your family and friends.
2017 Spring Flooding
Firefighters Fight More Than Fires A downed power line caused a night without electricity Friday night for more than 100 Ameren customers west of Effingham. The line went down in the Little Wabash River, causing the outage and affecting those who live in the June Lake area and the territory around Effingham Country Club. Repair…Read more
FF Matthew Brown Graduates
Congratulations Firefighter Matthew Brown! The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has announced the graduation of Matthew Brown from the St. Clair County Correctional Officers Academy in Belleville. Brown graduated with Class 101 on February 10 after five weeks of training. Brown has been employed at the sheriff's office part-time since May 2015. He was promoted to…Read more