Archive for October 13th, 2016

FY 2016 AFG Open Application Period is now open



The FY 2016 AFG Open Application Period is now open through 5PM ET NOVEMBER 18

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Northbrook Fire Department news

Fire Department Open House on Saturday, October 15, at the Shermer Road Fire Station

 In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the Northbrook Fire Department will be hosting their 31st Annual Open House on Saturday, October 15.  All are invited to the open house at Fire Station #12, 1840 Shermer Road, from 9am to noon on Saturday, October 15. The fire engines, aerial ladder truck, squad truck, and ambulances will be on display. Firefighters and Fire Prevention Inspectors will be giving tours and answering questions.

Ample Parking across the street at Maurice Sporting Goods, 1825 Shermer Road.

Children will enjoy free give-a-ways, including fire helmets, stickers, and coloring books. Sparky the Fire Dog will be in attendance.

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New engine for Maywood

New Spartan/Marion engine for Maywood at the Illinois Fire Chief’s show in Peoria.

new fire engine for the Maywood Fire Department

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

new fire engine for the Maywood Fire Department

Gordon J. Nord, Jr. photo

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House fire in Romeoville, 10-11-16

From a reader:

Found footage from the Lockport Full Still in Romeoville for townhouse explosion/fire.

Firefighters respond to a house explosion in Romeoville. Video courtesy of Sam Jackson

Excerpts from

Firefighters battled a fire that started from a gas leak explosion at a townhome complex in southwest suburban Romeoville.

The Romeoville Fire Department responded to the explosion at 7:30 p.m on Tuesday. Firefighters said NICOR employees were in the process of repairing a gas leak at the intersection of Strawford Court and Wespark Boulevard when the explosion occurred.

 Officials said two gas company workers were injured. One of those workers is in critical condition. No one was in the building when the explosion occurred.

Witnesses heard a loud explosion before seeing the building go up in flames on that street corner in the Wespark subdivision.

Two out of five of the townhome units on Strawford Court were destroyed after the fire. Several units surrounding the explosion were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Emergency personnel secured the scene around midnight and said they would remain at the site throughout the night, setting up a command center at the scene and addressing questions any residents may have.

The Village of Romeoville will be setting up a donation fund for the families on their website.

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