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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Our Law Just Grew; Rear Face until 2

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A new law was signed on Friday and will go into effect in January 1, 2019 that requires all children must ride rear facing in a car seat until the age of 2. It is well documented that the safest position for a young child to ride is in a rear facing car s...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Structure Fire on Grant Street Provides a Reminder to Have a Plan to Survive

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  On Sunday evening the Park
Forest Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Grant Street. On dutycrews were already committed to responses on double ambulance calls when the
fire occurred. The shift lieutenant, who was the only membe...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Appreciation for Our Administrative Professionals

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Today we recognized our fire department administrative professionals; Administrative Assistant Traci Apt and Office Technician Nicky Hallberg-Stoll. The service and support they provide the department is immensely appreciated. We wanted to take time to sh...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Rich Twp High Schools Forensic Science Classes Watch Live Burns

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On Thursday April 12 the Forensic sciences classes from the Rich Township High Schools participated in a real life experiment at the fire training site. Students from the three schools are enrolled in the Forensic Sciences class. This class gives students...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

2017 Firefighters Awards Ceremony

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On April 7, 2018 at the Annual Awards ceremony Firefighter Tyler Triemstra was recognized as the 2017 Firefighter of the Year.
The fire department held it's annual awards ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Dining on the Green in Downtown Park Forest. Fire...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Briskets for Brody

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The Park Forest Fire Department's Deputy Chief Ryan Roberts son Brody was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) last fall. Since then he has been undergoing treatments at St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Brody has been there since righ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

B Shift visits Mohawk School

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Today firefighters on B Shift along with Captain Myers visited with some special students at Mohawk School. The second graders in Ms. Werner's resource class had just spent time learning about Firefighters. She said the kids really seemed interested in th...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

CPR Classes Offered at the Fire Department

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The Park Forest Fire Department offers American Heart Association CPR classes. We offer both the Basic Heartsaver and the BLS class for healthcare providers. They are offered the third Saturday of each odd month. Registration is easy and can be completed ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Change Your Clocks Check Your Smoke Alarm

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Saturday night when you think about the time change and you spring ahead remember to take time to test your smoke alarm and check its manufacture date. Replace dead or old batteries or upgrade to a ten year lithium battery and never worry about a battery ...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 - 14

PFFD Patch - transparent.jpg National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8 – 14. In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year&rsq...Read on... Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 - 14

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National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8 – 14. In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year&rsquo...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Fire Dept. to hold free child safety seat inspection, Sept. 23

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Every day in America, too many children are riding in the wrong car seats or are completely unrestrained. To help combat the issue, and in recognition of National Child Passenger Safety Week, the Park Forest Fire Department will conduct a car seat safety ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Park Forest first responders mull crisis preparedness with tabletop exercise

A host of area first responders took part in a tabletop exercise at Park Forest’s Freedom Hall Wednesday morning to discuss best practices in response to crisis situations. The three-hour-long meeting led by Deputy Chief Christopher Ma...

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15

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“Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, taking place Oct. 9-15. The focus on smoke alarm replacement is aimed at those who don’t know how old their smoke alarms...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Saving lives in today's home fires

If you are building a new home, have you ever stopped to think about how safe it would be in the event of a fire? If your home doesn't include fire sprinklers, the answer is simple: it's not safe enough.

Due to the construction and open designs of toda...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Fire Department to take part in Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10) with special events

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Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!”

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Park Forest Fire Department warns about the dangers of heatstroke

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Heatstroke is the No. 1 killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why the Park Forest Fire Department has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to attempt to ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department to hold events for Fire Prevention Week

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Join the Park Forest Fire Department for the following activities being held in recognition of Fire Prevention Week!

On Thursday, October 9 the Park Forest Fire Department will hold the annual silent twilight parade. This is the 34th year for this even...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

Fire Department to hold car seat check on September 20

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The Park Forest Fire Department will hold a car seat check on Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Fire Station. The event is free.

The Park Forest Fire Station is located at 156 Lakewood Blvd.

Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: August 25, 2014

Tilley named Firefighter of the Year, others honored at Fire Department Awards Ceremony

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Captain William Tilley is Park Forest’s Firefighter of the Year.

The 41-year Park Forest resident was recognized during the Fire Department’s Annual Recognition and Awards Ceremony at Village Hall on Monday, August 18.

Standing before a packed ro...Read on...

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department's babysitter/latchkey class begins July 28

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The Park Forest Fire Department’s babysitter/latchkey class teaches teenaged babysitters, and children who stay home alone, how to handle most emergency situations they may be confronted with.

First aid, infant CPR, fire safety, personal security, seve...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department to hold car seat check on July 9

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The Park Forest Fire Department will hold a car seat check this Wednesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free. Click below to download the flier for more details, and be sure to call to schedule your appointment.Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Fire and Police Departments remind residents about fireworks in Park Forest

The Village of Park Forest is encouraging all residents to enjoy a happy and safe July 4th holiday by refraining from using fireworks.

Park Forest Fire Chief Bruce Ziegle says to leave the fireworks to the professionals.

“Most fireworks are illeg...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2014

Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 23 - June 27

There are an estimated 23 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year in the United States, nearly 800,000 of which occur in Illinois alone. Lightning can be fascinating to watch, but it is also extremely dangerous – it is the underrated killer. F...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

Park Forest Fire Department lands Small Tool Grant Program funds

The Park Forest Fire Department has been selected to receive a grant from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office in the amount of $22,005 to assist in the purchase of new high-tech portable radios for firefighters.

The funds were awarded through th...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2013

Park Forest Fire Chief joins chief's energy challenge

Park Forest announced today it has signed on to take the Chief’s Energy Challenge, a nationwide program for fire departments to reduce their energy use. Participants commit to reducing energy use by 10 percent in the first year and 20 percent by year thre...Read on...

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