Posts Tagged “firefighters”

Orland Fire District Senior Advisory Council presents achievements

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Orland Fire District Senior Advisory Council presents achievements

Orland Fire District Senior Advisory Council presents achievements The Senior Advisory Council (SAC) of the Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) on Tuesday outlined its achievements from the past year during an appearance before the Fire District’s Board of Trustees. Curt Unander, a 22-year resident of Orland Park who represents the Senior Advisory Board, reported that…

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Pritzker activates Emergency Operation Center, National Guard in response to massive chemical fire in Winnebago County

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Pritzker activates Emergency Operation Center, National Guard in response to massive chemical fire in Winnebago County

Pritzker activates Emergency Operation Center, National Guard in response to massive chemical fire in Winnebago County Residents Within Two-Mile Radius of Rockton Chemical Plant fire evacuated, encouraged to Wear Masks Out of an Abundance of Caution. State Officials from Multiple Agencies Coordinating with Local Authorities to Keep People Safe Governor JB Pritzker has activated the State…

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Fire damages bathroom and attic in Orland Park home, no injuries

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Fire damages bathroom and attic in Orland Park home, no injuries

Fire damages bathroom and attic in Orland Park home, no injuries The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a fire that damaged a bathroom and an attic in an Orland Park Home at the 7300 block of 157th Street on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 6:44 AM. There were no injuries. Companies arrived on scene…

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Fire at Orland Park home; firefighters urge residents to clear snow from nearby fire hydrants

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Fire at Orland Park home; firefighters urge residents to clear snow from nearby fire hydrants

Fire at Orland Park home; firefighters urge residents to clear snow from nearby fire hydrants One resident treated for smoke inhalation in attached garage fire. Firefighters had to dig out fire hydrants that were hidden by accumulated snow shoveled and plowed from driveways. The Orland Fire Protection District urged residents to help ensure that the fire…

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Drone video of fire that seriously damaged Don’s Hot Dogs in Orland Park

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Drone video of fire that seriously damaged Don’s Hot Dogs in Orland Park

Drone video of fire that seriously damaged Don’s Hot Dogs in Orland Park A fire seriously damaged the very popular fast food restaurant Don’s Hot Dogs early Wednesday Morning (July 29, 2020 at around 12: 45 AM). The Orland Fire Protection District responded quickly and fought the blaze that caused serious damage to the building….

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Fire Districts asks community to donate to Toy Drive

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Fire Districts asks community to donate to Toy Drive

Fire Districts asks community to donate to Toy Drive The Orland Fire Protection District is hosting its annual TOY DRIVE this year!  “The drive is very important and helps bring cheer and smiles to the faces of children and families who are facing need this holiday season,” said Orland Fire Chief Michael Schofield. “We’re asking members of the…

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Orland Fire Protection District to commemorate 50th Anniversary July 20

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Orland Fire Protection District to commemorate 50th Anniversary July 20

Orland Fire Protection District to commemorate 50th Anniversary July 20 The Orland Fire Protection District will celebrate its 50thAnniversary as a Fire District and its 125thyear fighting fires during its annual Open House on Saturday July 20, 2019. The annual Open House will be extra special this year, as the Orland Fire Protection District celebrates its…

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OFPD graduates 12 residents in Emergency Training program

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OFPD graduates 12 residents in Emergency Training program

OFPD graduates 12 residents in Emergency Training program The Orland Fire Protection District Tuesday (Feb 26, 2019) honored 12 citizens who completed the district’s nine-week emergency response training class called CERT — Citizen Emergency Response Team. Battalion Chief William Ledden who supervises the training course said that 52 residents have graduated since th program began….

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One person critically injured in Orland Park house fire

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One person critically injured in Orland Park house fire

One person critically injured in Orland Park house fire Firefighters from the Orland Fire Protection District received a 9-1-1 call at 4:50 PM on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 15, 2019) reporting a fire in a two-story split-level home consumed in heavy smoke at the 14200 Block of 84th Avenue in Orland Park. One resident was outside…

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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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Cardiac victim survives to thank Life Time employees and OFPD

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Cardiac victim survives to thank Life Time employees and OFPD

Cardiac victim survives to thank Life Time employees and OFPD An Orland Park man who suffered cardiac arrest while exercising at Life Time Fitness expressed his gratitude on Tuesday (June 26, 2018) to the four employees of the fitness center and members of the Orland Fire Protection District whose actions saved his life. Michael Sanocki…

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