Archive for October 31st, 2018

Mattoon Fire Department news

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Many current and retired Mattoon Fire Department personnel gathered Saturday for the dedication of a new memorial on the north side of city hall and for the cookout that followed in the fire station. Two granite plaques on the memorial bear the names of more than 150 firefighters who have served in the Mattoon Fire Department since its formation in 1861. The monument and a new flag pole sit on a concrete pad bordered by landscaping stone and are illuminated by LED lights. The memorial area also contains the Fire Station No. 2 front door marker from the former Lake Land Boulevard fire station.

The monument at the center of the memorial was created by Capt. Keith Orndorff and donated to the department upon his retirement last spring. He collects firefighter memorabilia and used some of these items, including an aluminum deck gun from a fire engine, to craft the monument.

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Decatur Fire Department news

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Karla L. Dillon died at 8:44 a.m. in a fire in the 1700 block of North 33rd St. in Decatur. The Decatur Fire Department said it was called just before 7 a.m. Saturday and a neighbor told firefighters that someone was inside the house. Smoke and fire were evident from the outside when firefighters arrived on the scene. They extinguished the fire in the living room and searched the house, finding the occupant in a hallway.

One dog also died, and another was revived with a PET mask. Three cats had hidden in a crawl space and also survived. 

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As seen around … Coal Run, KY


Coal Run Village Engine 2 x-Chicago, IL 1985 E-One Hurricane 1250/500 Greg Stapleton photo

Coal Run Village Engine 2 (x-Chicago, IL Engine 18)
1985 E-One Hurricane 1250/500
Greg Stapleton photo

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