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Four rescued in fire in Cicero late last night

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Four rescued in fire in Cicero late last night

Four rescued in fire in Cicero late last night Four residents including two children were rescued from a burning apartment building late on Tuesday night (Dec. 4, 2018) by the Town of Cicero Fire Department. A total of 18 people were displaced and assisted in finding emergency shelter. There were no injuries Cicero Firefighters extinguished…

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Sprinkler extinguishes early morning fire at Patio Restaurant in Orland Park

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Sprinkler extinguishes early morning fire at Patio Restaurant in Orland Park

Sprinkler extinguishes early morning fire at Patio Restaurant in Orland Park An early morning fire at the Patio Restaurant was controlled by a fire sprinkler minimizing damage and was quickly extinguished when firefighters arrived. At about 01:30 AM this morning, Thursday Nov. 22, 2018, Orland Fire Protection DIstrict was dispatched to the Patio Restaurant, 7830…

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Cicero honors firefighters who saved lives at 50th Court Apartment fire

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Cicero honors firefighters who saved lives at 50th Court Apartment fire

Cicero honors firefighters who saved lives at 50th Court Apartment fire Town President Larry Dominick and Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi this week honored the firefighters who successfully put out a fire that severely damaged a large apartment building at 1637 50th Court on August 19, 2018 saving the lives of dozens of residents and…

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Orland Fire District hosts citizen training for emergency preparedness

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Orland Fire District hosts citizen training for emergency preparedness

Orland Fire District hosts citizen training for emergency preparedness The Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) will host an eight-week program to train residents to be able to assist in responding to public emergencies and offer basic emergency services. Enrollment for the free participation is still open to the public. Participants receive a certification and become members…

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Orland Fire Protection District Commemorates 9/11 

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Orland Fire Protection District Commemorates 9/11 

Orland Fire Protection District Commemorates 9/11  The Orland Fire Protection District held a memorial Tuesday for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that took place 17 years ago. Orland Fire Chief Michael Schofield led the commemoration and Pastor Evan Goranson offered the prayer during the ceremony which was held at the Fire…

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Orland Fire to receive International Accreditation Status

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Orland Fire to receive International Accreditation Status The International Center for Public Safety Excellence (ICPSE) and Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) have awarded the Orland Fire Protection District the highest honor of “International Accreditation Status.” Accreditation affirms that the Orland Fire Protection District’s safety and emergency response duties are performed using industry best practices…

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60 residents, and pets, rescued from major apartment fire in Cicero

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60 residents, and pets, rescued from major apartment fire in Cicero

60 residents, and pets, rescued from major apartment fire in Cicero Cicero Firefighters rescued 60 residents from a 3-story multi-unit apartment building on the block of 1600 S. 50th Court this morning (Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018) as fire and heavy smoke consumed the building. Two of the residents (one male adult and one female adult,…

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Dryer fire in Orland Park home at 144th Block of Mason Lane

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Dryer fire in Orland Park home at 144th Block of Mason Lane

Dryer fire in Orland Park home at 144th Block of Mason Lane The Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) responded to a house fire located in the 14400 block of Mason Lane at approximately 11:56 PM on Friday night. OFPD Fire companies arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke coming from the sub-basement of the…

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Suburban backyard pool deck destroyed by fire, photos

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Suburban backyard pool deck destroyed by fire, photos

Suburban backyard pool deck destroyed by fire At approximately 10:30 PM on Friday August 3, 2018, the Orland Fire Protection District was notified of a house fire in the 100 block of Windmill Road in Orland Park. Upon arrival, Fire companies found a large pool deck and attached pool house fully involved in the rear…

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Walmart Truck Fire Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018

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Walmart Truck Fire Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018

Walmart Truck Fire Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018 On Wednesday, July 25 (2018), the Orland Fire Protection District received a 911 emergency call regarding a fire at the Walmart SuperCenter store at 9265 159th Street in Orland Hills. Upon arrival, Firefighters found a fully involved box-truck parked against the store building on the east side…

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Hard work rewarded in Bridgeview

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Hard work rewarded in Bridgeview

Hard work rewarded in Bridgeview Linden is new fire battalion chief  By Steve Metsch After nearly three decades working for the Bridgeview Fire Department, Ed Linden has a new title. Linden, 52, was promoted from lieutenant to battalion chief at the July 18 meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board. He is one of three battalion…

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Harlem Avenue closed because of large bakery fire at 84th Street

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Harlem Avenue closed because of large bakery fire at 84th Street

Harlem Avenue closed because of large bakery fire at 84th Street 5:10 pm Tuesday July 17, 2018 The Bridgeview Police Department has ordered Harlem Avenue closed in both directions around 84th Street at the scene of a major fire. Police officials urged motorists not to approach the intersection and suggested that they detour along 79th…

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