Archive for January 3rd, 2023

Loves Park Fire Department news

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At Tuesday’s Loves Park City Council meeting, James Hart will be sworn in as the next Chief of the Loves Park Fire Department.

Hart is a deputy chief serving the Loves Park Fire department since 2018. Hart has also served as a paramedic in Rockford and in Colorado.

Hart succeeds Jerry Wiltfang, who has served as Loves Park fire chief since 2018.

At the Dec. 19 meeting, city council members approved a resolution for Wiltfang to serve as a part-time assistant to the Loves Park mayor, taking the new role of Director of Emergency Operations.

Officials credit Wiltfang as a major part of expanding the role of the Loves Park Fire Department, growing from a volunteer department to having 24/7 response teams.

Under Wiltfang, the department has also gotten newer equipment and opened a new fire station to allow for better response times for more people in the city.

The city council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Loves Park City Hall. The full agenda for Tuesday’s meeting can be found here.

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Skokie Fire Department news

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A Christmas tree is to blame for an apartment fire in Skokie Saturday night that left one firefighter injured. 

The fire broke out during a New Year’s Eve party on North Kilpatrick but everyone was able to get out of the building.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Four families are also now displaced due to the blaze.

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