Peoria Fire Chief announces retirement

Jul 28, 2015

Credit Alex Rusciano / Peoria Public Radio

Longtime Peoria Fire Chief Kent Tomblin announced his retirement Wednesday. Tomblin says he will end his 37-year career in the Peoria Fire Department January 4th. 

Tomblim’s retirement comes after the Fire Fighters Union voted "no-confidence" in the chief this spring.  Tomblin has served as fire chief for eight years.