Fire Department news
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.
More than 47 fire departments will be attending from areas with the farthest attendees coming from the Wichita West Fire Department.
To raise awareness, the Plainfield Fire Protection District is participating “Keep the Wreath Red,” a holiday safety program. Here’s how it works.
Plainfield Fire Protection District will host a community blood drive with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos holds a red light, which residents of Sterling are using to honor Garrett Ramos, the firefighter who died on Saturday in the line of duty.
Posted on the city of Sterling’s Facebook page Sunday: “As we all mourn the loss of Lt. Ramos, we are asking the community to show support by replacing your porch light with a red light."
Sterling firefighter dies fighting fire in rural Rock Falls
The IAW 2021 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations in its service area
Michael Dettman was named fire chief in Sterling, the same department his father served
Recognition given at Plainfield Fire Protection District’s board of trustees July meeting
$26,000 grant from state fire marshal will let Rock Falls Fire Department replace outdated hand-held radios