Fire Department news
On March 3, members of the St. Charles police and fire departments, along with their families and friends, will plunge into the Fox River at Ferson Creek Park on Route 31.
The city of Batavia launched an emergency notification system called Alert Batavia, which enables public safety officers to notify the community about emergencies by telephone, mobile, SMS and email.
The Romeoville Fire Academy has received a $100,000 grant to provide tuition to firefighter and EMT students from underserved communities who would not be able to otherwise afford training.
On Jan. 14, the Harmon Village Board of Trustees voted unanimously to merge the Harmon Fire Department with the Amboy Fire Protection District, Harmon Acting Mayor Galen Hooper said.
One person suffered smoke inhalation injuries after a fire completely engulfed a Crystal Lake home early Monday morning.
A pole barn fire at a farm early Saturday morning in rural Alden Township caused an estimated $450,000 in damages, officials said.
The Romeoville Fire Academy has been awarded $100,000 to support workforce development aimed at recruiting, training and launching firefighter and EMT careers.
Moore Tires, devastated by fire less that two weeks ago, has wasted no time in finding a new location to rebuild in Rock Falls.
The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 321 W. Second St., Rock Falls.
Less than three weeks into Ken Wolf III’s time as acting Rock Falls fire chief, he found himself heading the biggest firefighting operation of his 25-year career when 90% of Moore Tires' 70,000-square-foot shop burned Jan. 16.
An early morning fire broke out at Moore Tires in Rock Falls. Many local departments attended to help at the scene.
A visitation was held Saturday at the Sycamore Park District Community Center for longtime Sycamore firefighter Bradley Belanger, 45, who died Friday, Dec. 22, after a yearlong battle with cancer.
COUNTRY Financial representative Jeanette Linker is proud to support the Polo Fire Protection District with a donation of $1,500.
Businesses should be aware of individuals who call and falsely represent themselves as a fire inspector attempting to conduct an unsolicited inspection of the business.
Through the help of local community members, the program brought in nearly $7,000 to help bring gifts and household items to the families.