Archive for July 8th, 2016

Lemon Fire Protection District news

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The Lemont Fire Protection District has been awarded a grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Lemont will receive $36,364 to help purchase a sprinkler system for one of their fire stations.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program provides needed federal funds to fire departments and emergency medical service organizations in order to improve the response capabilities of our nation’s first responders firefighters and the safety of our communities.

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Retired K-9 Raider passes away

This from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal:

It is with deepest sorrow that Retired K-9 Raider of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal passed away this morning. He was 16 years 1 month old. Raider worked from 2002 to 2013. Raider assisted in several fires that resulted in arrests and convictions. May He Rest in Peace.

Stay safe.


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New engine for New Lenox

From the Pierce Flickr page:

New Lenox Engine – 2016 Pierce Enforcer so#29520

New Lenox FPD fire engine

Pierce Enforcer engine for New Lenox FPD Engine 62. Pierce composite

thanks Al

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Box alarm fire in Libertyville, 7-5-16 (more)

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Firefighters folded an American flag outside a fire-damaged Libertyville home Tuesday at the scene of a house fire in the 500 block of Fairhill Road.

Grayslake firefighter/paramedics Mike Higgins, Ian Mandigo and Ryan Schaefer removed the flag from the front of the home after Countryside Fire Protection District Chief Jeff Steingart told the men to take down the flag because it was in the way.

“Out of respect for the flag, we started to fold it,” Higgins said.  “We had it nice and tight … we wanted to give it back to the homeowner that way.”

Jeff Rudolph posted the photo of the firefighters folding the flag on Facebook.

“They could have left it hanging and it probably would have gotten torn down by crews walking in and out or they could have removed it and just balled it up and set it somewhere, but they knew the respect the flag deserved. They went the extra step … in a day and age when many disrespect our flag, the members of our nation’s fire service always respect and honor what that flag means.”

thanks Dan

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