Bags Tournament

EVENT UPDATE (10/5/2017)

Hello everyone! It’s a couple of days from our event and, of course, Mother Nature wants to play games with us yet again. We’re all keeping a close eye on the weather report to make sure we don’t get rained out. As of now, we are STILL ON for Saturday. Should that change, we will be sure to update everyone with further information.


ANNOUNCEMENT (9/16/2017)

It’s time for the Peoria Heights Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s 3nd Annual Bags Tournament! This year, we’ll be pairing up with TNT’s Sports Bar and Grill to host our event! Similar to last year, we’ll will be putting on our bags tournament alongside a silent auction. TNT’s will be open and have their full food and drink menu available all day, and the fire department will have a domestic beer tent sponsored by TNT’s available outside for those who are competing.

The tournament will be structured a little differently this year as we will not have a separate firefighter’s tourney and public tourney; we’re going to have one single tournament that will encompass everyone. This is to help with organization and time.

Starting at 5pm, we will have Peoria Heights firefighters acting as “guest bartenders” inside of TNT’s working right alongside their bartenders. Our current line-up of firefighters is as follows:

5pm-7pm: Fire Chief Greg Walters and Captain Greg Walters II (the father/son duo)
7pm-9pm: Firefighter/EMT Matt Schadt
9pm-11pm: Deputy Fire Chief Bob Hill

Starting at 6pm, TNT’s will have “The Joe and Jerry Show” on-site to perform live music for everyone! Per the band’s Facebook, the genre of music they have includes “Jack Johnson, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, The Dave Matthews Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, David Gray, Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, and many many more!”

Entry forms and flyers are available by using the links below and you can contact the PHVFA at (309)686-4913 for any additional questions. We also have a link to our Facebook Event below that has a basic agenda for the day. Come out and enjoy the fun!

Tournament Flyer | Tournament Entry Form | Facebook Event


The Peoria Heights Fire Department was originally chartered in 1917 to provide fire protection for the village and its inhabitants. We’ve grown over the years and now provide fire suppression, fire prevention, technical rescue response (vehicle accidents, elevator rescues), and emergency medical services within our 2.3 square mile response area. We run approximately 850 calls per year, which on average equates to approximately 2.3 calls per day. Our department is staffed with trained volunteer Firefighter/Rescue personnel running out of two stations so that we can quickly and effectively respond to any emergencies that come our way. We were also recently rated a “Class 4” agency by the Insurance Services Office. This office helps recommend rates to home insurance providers in the area and rated departments on a scale from Class 1 (highest/best) to Class 11 (lowest/worst); the closer to Class 1 the department is, the lower the homeowner’s insurance in the area is (generally speaking, of course).

Current Apparatus:
Command 600 –  2015 Ford F250 Command Vehicle (Chief Officer Vehicle)

Truck 650 – 2006 Alexis HME 1500 GPM Quint Aerial w/ 100′ Straight Stick (Station 1)

Engine 651 – 1949 Seagraves 750 GPM Pumper (Retired)

Engine 652 – 1991 Pierce Dash 1000 GPM Pumper (Reserve)

Engine 653 – 2016 Pierce Saber FR 1500 GPM Rescue Pumper (Station 1)

Engine 654 – 1996 Pierce Freightliner 1250 GPM Pumper (Station 2)

Rescue 658 – 2005 Alexis Ford F550 Light Rescue (Station 2)

Contact Us

Phone Numbers


Non-Emergency: 309.682.4217
Fax: 309.686.4910

Station 1

4901 N Prospect Rd
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

Station 2

1633 E Gardner Ln
Peoria Heights, IL 61616