Fire Department news
Several local departments respond to a fire at Auction City in Dixon on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.
The Plainfield Fire Protection District will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fire Station Two, 23806 W. 135th Street. Features include demonstrations, displays, raffle prizes and a hot dog lunch. Free, family friendly event.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Monday made public its final incident report outlining errors made during the Dec. 4 fire that took the life of Sterling firefighter Lt. Garrett Ramos.
Joliet Fire and Police Honor Guard hold the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home and Crematory.
Flag to commemorate the fallen and observances to honor first responders will take place this weekend in the Sauk Valley.
The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District is looking to construct a new home base, although personnel still are working on determining where it will be located.
Northern Illinois firefighters have been invited to a training session next week that will explore the unique ins and outs of fighting fires where solar panels are present.
Keith Oncken, 90, has spent 80% of his life serving the Milledgeville Fire Protection District. He volunteered as a firefighter from 1950-68, and has been a trustee on the district's board ever since. He recently was installed for another three-year term.
Fire Chief William Schultz will retire on July 1, announced the city of Wheaton, expressing gratitude for his long service.
On Friday afternoon, fire districts from around Will County helped battle an industrial building fire at Longhorn Trucking at 132 Harris Drive in Rockdale. No one was injured.
The operators controlled the airflow to the simulator through the doors located on the side as participants were seated on the ground, facing forward, as a flashover formed in front of them.
While rain and cooler weather hit the Illinois Valley early Saturday Morning, things were heating up for over 50 local firefighters from 11 area fire departments.
Here’s a look at the last hour and a half of 38-year-old Lt. Garrett Ramos’ life, as told by the report from the Illinois division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
The public will have the opportunity to vote on which department they would like to dedicate their donation towards, the Princeton Fire Department or the Princeton Police Department.
Cities say they have implemented changes to training as recommended by the report into the Dec. 4 death of Sterling firefighter Garrett Ramos.