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Fire crews respond to suspected grease fire | WRSP - Fox Illinois - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Fire crews respond to suspected grease fire | WRSP - Fox Illinois
FOX Illinois
The Champaign Fire Department investigates a house fire that broke out on Karen Court around 5:00 p.m. Monday.Officials report the flames likely started from a ...

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Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:39:58 GMT



Fire Department, Police and ATF investigating Springfield Shooting Center fire - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Fire Department, Police and ATF investigating Springfield Shooting Center fire
FOX Illinois
Springfield firefighters were called to a large fire at the Springfield Shooting Center, 4885 Industrial Drive, around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Fire crews needed to cut a hole into the side of the building to contain the blaze. The Springfield Fire Department ...
Springfield shooting range damaged by fireThe State Journal-Register

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Posted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:42:38 GMT



Local Guard members, firefighters on standby to help with Irma recovery - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Local Guard members, firefighters on standby to help with Irma recovery
The State Journal-Register
Illinois National Guard units and a Springfield Fire Department rescue team were preparing to head to Florida Friday to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Springfield Fire Chief Barry Helmerichs said the department's 10-person technical rescue ...
Major General John F. Nichols - The National GuardThe National Guard
5.6 Million Asked To Evacuate In Florida As Powerful Hurricane Irma ApproachesCBS New York
Cuba Evacuates As Hurricane Irma Batters CaribbeanCBS New York
Military.com -Governor Andrew M. Cuomo - New York State
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Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017 05:16:29 GMT



Springfield Fire on stand-by to aid Texas victims - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Springfield Fire on stand-by to aid Texas victims
FOX Illinois
They say they're waiting on word from FEMA to deploy firefighters to disaster zones. FEMA normally only requests up to 20 percent of each district which is about 40 Springfield firefighters, and nearly 600 in the central Illinois district. Bob Marfell ...

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Posted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:07:16 GMT



Investigators continue looking into shooting range fire - The State Journal-Register


The State Journal-Register

Investigators continue looking into shooting range fire
The State Journal-Register
The Springfield Police Department, The Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the investigation. As of Friday, investigators had not determined if any weapons were missing.


Posted on Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:35:27 GMT



Hundreds turn out for Springfield's hazardous waste drop-off event - FOX Illinois


FOX Illinois

Hundreds turn out for Springfield's hazardous waste drop-off event
FOX Illinois
"So the event is really important in a multitude of different ways,” said Ademe Rivas, Springfield's Community Program planner, “And you can see that in general as the years go by, clearly the residents respond to it in a positive manner and want it to ...


Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 03:26:27 GMT



Kickapoo St. recycling bins slated for removal Jan. 1, city looks at $636k in contract expenses - Lincoln Courier


Lincoln Courier

Kickapoo St. recycling bins slated for removal Jan. 1, city looks at $636k in contract expenses
Lincoln Courier
Chief Miller announced Tuesday that firefighter Zac Camille has submitted his two weeks notice in order to take a position with the Springfield Fire Department. Camille started with LFD in April 2016. The council added the hiring of a new firefighter ...


Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:23:58 GMT



PFOP: Beloved 'Rags' rode the rails to local fame - Bloomington Pantagraph


Bloomington Pantagraph

PFOP: Beloved 'Rags' rode the rails to local fame
Bloomington Pantagraph
This postcard dates to 1908 and has become a sought-after item among Illinois Traction System collectors. “He was never flatteringly indulgent, but ever friendly and affectionate,” it was said of Rags. “He was accorded the best seat in every railroad ...


Posted on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:04:09 GMT



Eugene-Springfield Fire dog Cody dies at age 13 - The Register-Guard


The Register-Guard

Eugene-Springfield Fire dog Cody dies at age 13
The Register-Guard
Other fire departments may have fire station dogs, but none in Oregon perhaps were as qualified as Cody and Casey, both certified therapy and crisis response dogs, Linder said. Cody was one of the crisis response dogs sent to Northern Illinois ...
'The lives he has touched are countless, and the legacy he leaves is immeasurable'KVAL

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Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 07:31:36 GMT



Rising public safety costs pose problems for Peoria budget - Peoria Journal Star


Peoria Journal Star

Rising public safety costs pose problems for Peoria budget
Peoria Journal Star
Illinois communities are having trouble keeping up with mounting public safety costs. In Peoria, the salaries of police officers and firefighters have risen 50 percent since 2005, said Ted Dabrowski, vice president for policy at the Illinois Policy ...

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Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:50:00 GMT



 

 
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