Archive for October 13th, 2017

Harvey Fire Department news (more)

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The death of a woman in a house fire early Wednesday in Harvey has been ruled a homicide.

Firefighters responded about 4 a.m. to the house fire in the 14800 block of Leavitt Avenue, and within 15 minutes of firefighters’ arrival, the woman was found in the rear of the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy Thursday found the woman, whose identity wasn’t released, died of multiple injuries from an assault and the house fire, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Her death was rule a homicide.

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Dekalb Fire Department history

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The DeKalb Fire Department has been a cornerstone of the DeKalb community for almost 150 years, saving lives and property. For October’s Local Lore presentation, the Ellwood House Museum will welcome Capt. Luke Howieson of the DeKalb Fire Department.

Howieson will outline the history of the fire department, from the beginning as a volunteer fire company in 1869 to the ready-for-anything, trained and equipped career department it is today. This presentation also will focus on the connections between the fire department and the Ellwood family. Several historical artifacts and photos will be on hand for viewing, as well as antique and modern fire equipment.

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, the presentation will be at noon Oct. 20 at the Ellwood House Museum Visitor Center, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb. The event is free of charge and visitors are welcome to bring a sack lunch.

Local Lore is a series of adult lectures. Each month – March through November – a knowledgeable guest speaker presents a unique one-hour program relating to DeKalb County history. Lectures are free to attend. This year, Local Lore is being presented in partnership with DeKalb area historic sites and museums, including Glidden Homestead, Gurler Heritage Association, Egyptian Theatre, Joiner History Room and DAAHA. The series is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

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New engine for Brookfield (more)

This from Josh Boyajian:

Brookfield’s new Engine Co 411 is about to go into service. It is a 2017 Pierce Enforcer, 1500/500, with a Job #30415. They also are getting a new ambulance with a matching color scheme, unknown the manufacturer.

Brookfield FD Engine 411

Brookfield Engine Co 411 is a 2017 Pierce Enforcer, 1500/500, so #30415. Josh Boyajian photo

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