I am from Peoria, and am one of the first fire spinners to really come out and start working with this art in the area ( there is a small group in the area now, including my fire troupe, Lux Orbis!) This video was taken of me performing at Chicago's Halloween Parade last Halloween with fire poi. Its probably the biggest event I have performed at and for sure the biggest solo performance I have done.
We use specially made tools that stand up to the harsh environment fire performance produces and take many precautionary measures to make sure we are as safe as possible. We do many events around the area and will be at the Peoria Zoo's HallZooween event this weekend (Oct 15-16) I hope to get a chance to perform for all of you!!