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Fire crews routinely require mutual aid

The cartoon depicting the Gary Fire Department is interesting, but only individually sheds light on its problems and not the fire service of Northwest Indiana as a whole.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
New Hobart fire chief takes oath

New Hobart fire chief takes oath

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor lauded Monday's swearing in ceremony of new Fire Chief Stephen C. McKown as a day to celebrate the Fire Department's future.

July 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Fire at vacant Gary building displaces mother, 2 young kids living next door

Fire at vacant Gary building displaces mother, 2 young kids living next door

GARY | Nothing remained but a charred, smoldering husk after a fire Monday at a vacant two-story building on Delaware Street.

June 16, 2014 9:06 pm Photos

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Hammond man rescued after partially burying himself

HAMMOND | A North Hammond man is expected to recover after accidentally burying himself nearly up to his shoulders in dirt and concrete, a fire official said Wednesday.

June 04, 2014 7:00 pm
Mock crash gives firefighters experience

Mock crash gives firefighters experience

PORTER | About 9 a.m. Saturday, the call went out.

May 31, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Valpo creates grant to improve downtown fire safety

VALPARAISO | To encourage local business owners install fire alarms and sprinkler systems, the Valparaiso City Council approved the creation of the downtown fire safety grant program Monday.

May 12, 2014 10:30 pm
Gary firefighters help resuscitate man during extreme race

Gary firefighters help resuscitate man during extreme race

A group of Gary firefighters competing in a Tough Mudder event Saturday rushed to the aid of a man suffering a cardiac issue.

May 12, 2014 6:00 pm
Gary firefighters are Tough Mudders

Gary firefighters are Tough Mudders

Gary firefighters, from left, Oscar Flores, Michael O'Malley, Eric Acevedo, Shawn Hendron, Jaime Ramos and Juan Gonzalez, pose after the Tough Mudder event.

May 12, 2014 4:17 pm
Mother's Day weekend plant sale

Mother's Day weekend plant sale

Valparaiso Fire Department is holding its annual Mother's Day weekend plant sale through Saturday, offering hundreds of flowers and vegetable plants. A lot of people look forward to it right before Mother's Day, Valparaiso firefighter Art Elwood said. It opens at 8 a.m. each day at the depar…

May 08, 2014 10:36 am
VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

Valparaiso firefighter Art Elwood helps load plants for customers Thursday during the Valparaiso Fire Department's annual Mother's Day weekend plant sale. The sale runs through Saturday at 355 W. Evans.

May 08, 2014 10:35 am
VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

Valparaiso Fire Department Assistant Chief John Kroll waters tomato plants Thursday during the department's annual Mother's Day weekend plant sale. It takes place through Saturday, offering hundreds of flowers and vegetable plants.

May 08, 2014 10:35 am
VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

Rylee O'Connor, 4, of Westville talks Thursday to Valparaiso Fire Assistant Chief John Kroll during the department's annual Mother's Day weekend plant sale. Rylee was shopping for plants with her mother, Michelle.

May 08, 2014 10:35 am
VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

VFD Mother's Day weekend plant sale

Shoppers look through hundreds of flora Thursday during the Valparaiso Fire Department annual Mother's Day weekend plant sale. It continues through Saturday at 355 W. Evans in Valparaiso. They open at 8 a.m. each day. Proceeds from the sale help fund the Valparaiso firefighters scholarship program.

May 08, 2014 10:35 am

Kouts plaza hydrants, tornado sirens don't work

KOUTS | Fire Chief Don Sutter* got the council's attention Monday. When asked how things were going, Sutter said, "Not so good."

April 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Hebron still looking for fire station funding

HEBRON | The shutdown of the federal government last fall apparently is still having an impact.

March 18, 2014 9:00 pm

M'ville firefighters raise money for pediatric cancer research

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Fire Department is hosting its first St. Baldrick's Foundation event to generate funding for childhood cancer research.

March 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Longtime Munster official dies from heart attack at home

MUNSTER | James Knesek, Munster's fire chief/director of operations, died Saturday afternoon from an apparent heart attack.

February 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Schererville looking at options for 2 new fire stations

SCHERERVILLE | Town leaders are examining what it will take to build two new modern fire stations in Schererville.

February 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Electrical failure caused Merrillville fire, officials say

MERRILLVILLE | A Monday night residential fire that displaced a Merrillville family has been ruled accidental.

January 03, 2014 5:45 pm

Highland buys new equipment for police, firefighters

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is buying some new equipment for the Police and Fire departments.

December 25, 2013 8:15 pm
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