Archive for August 23rd, 2021

Interdivisional Box Alarms for the industrial fire in Rockton, 6-14-21 (more)

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The Boone County Local Emergency Planning Committee is hosting its annual Lunch and Learn next month to focus on responding to a large chemical fire.

The lunch will be on Tuesday, Sep. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Community Building Complex on 111 W. First St. in Belvidere.

Rockton Fire Department Fire Chief Kirk Wilson, along with Boone County EMA Coordinator Dan Zaacard and Rockford Fire Department Division Chief Michele Pankow will go into detail about the response to the chemical fire in Rockton. They will also discuss how residents can prepare for this kind of emergency in the future.

The lunch is free, but a reservation is required to attend.

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The Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund

This from Waukegan Police Department Lt. Greg Zahn

The Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund (a 501c3 organization) was founded in 2017 by several Waukegan Police and Fire Department members.  The idea for the fund was born from the desire to financially assist the surviving spouses and children of our department’s members that die either on or off duty while active sworn members.  The fund will, in the event of the death of one of our members, provide immediate financial assistance to the family.  Longer term, the fund will provide a small birthday and Christmas gift to the surviving children.  We will also give a larger gift to each child upon their 8th grade and high school graduation.  We felt the gifts would be nice, but the main goal is to make sure the family knows that they are still a part of our police and fire family.

After a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, the Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund would like to invite you out to a night of comedy.  Our fundraiser this year will host Michael Winslow (Sgt. “Motor Mouth” Jones of Police Academy) and Friends at the Genesee Theatre on September 9th at 7:30pm.  In addition to the ticket sales benefiting the fund, we are selling custom Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund patches the night of the show as well.  Each $10 patch also gets you 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a stay in a Lazy Haven Cabin in Gatlinburg, TN.  The winner will have several cabins to choose from.  Available dates are as follows: Jan 10-14, Jan 17-21 or Jan 24-28.

Here is a flyer and what the patches look like.  Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested or print out the flyer and post at your respective departments.  If you are interested in tickets, see the flyer below for purchase information.  Thanks in advance for your support, stay safe.


Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund patch

Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund patch

Waukegan Police and Fire Memorial Fund fundraiser

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