CROWN POINT | Before Lake County can merge the emergency networks of its 17 municipalities, everyone has to agree on a vendor.
ST. JOHN | Efforts to open a clear line of communication among Lake County's police and firefighters were troubled by static over government policy Wednesday.
HOBART | Two Hobart firefighters were honored with awards of excellence at the recent Board of Public Works meeting.
HOBART | Harrison Smith, 13, took a break while shooting hoops with friends at the gym inside the Police, Court and Community Center.
Jacob Lynch, 14, Hobart police Detective Steve Houck and Hobart Fire Chief Brian Taylor watch as 15-year-old Jared Humphrey comes in for a layup Tuesday during a pickup basketball game at the Police, Court and Community Center. The Police Department started a trial after-school program to gi…
Jared Humphrey, 15, executes a jump shot over Hobart Fire Chief Brian Taylor on Tuesday during a pickup basketball game at the Police, Court and Community Center.
ST. JOHN | The county's municipal police and fire chiefs were surprised Thursday to learn Lake officials are pushing cities and towns to make a $5.8 million commitment to get a consolidated E-911 emergency communications center up and running months sooner than first anticipated.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, said E-911 communications were flowing with little disruption Friday after the departure of the county's director.
HOBART | The Fire Department's top brass is top heavy, Fire Chief Brian Taylor told city officials.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council put the E-911 merger on hold Tuesday until its staffs can estimate how much a unified emergency communications system would cost the county and where to find the money.
HOBART | City officials are exploring the possibility of privatizing Hobart's emergency medical services, said City Councilman David Vinzant, D-5th.
HOBART | The Fire Department's former fire prevention director will have to wait a few more days to find out if he gets his job back.
HOBART | Veteran firefighter Lt. Brian Kerr, who was recently named assistant fire chief, is following in his dad's footsteps.
HOBART | The cause and origin of a Christmas Eve house fire that left a family homeless remains under investigation, Fire Chief Brian Taylor said.
HOBART | Hobart Fire Department Lt. Mark Slonaker will retain his rank but he will receive a five-day suspension and be on probation, the Fire Commission ruled Tuesday.
HOBART | Fire Chief Brian Taylor said the recent removal of Jim Jaracz as his second in command is an "administrative change."
HOBART | Barber shop operator Shelly Gilliana testified Tuesday she contacted Fire Chief Brian Taylor because, she said, of disparaging comments she overheard Lt. Mark Slonaker had made about fellow firefighters.
HOBART | The City Council approved the Fire Department's agreement allowing it to share assets with other area departments.
HOBART | Two police officers rescued a dog from an apartment fire Sunday night, Fire Chief Brian Taylor said.
GARY | Hobart Fire Chief Brian Taylor shared his Hometown Hero honors on Tuesday with the boy he rescued from a house fire.
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