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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

Hobart council OKs hiring outside department

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to fill the vacant fire chief position with someone from within the department.

December 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Hobart Board of Works OKs pumper purchase

HOBART | City officials have agreed to buy a $412,255 new pumper firetruck for the Hobart Fire Department from a St. John company.

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm
Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Fire Chief David Nondorf admits he was not looking forward to attending the opening cermony for the city's new Central Park Plaza on Aug. 6, 2011. So, he was glad when he was called away to a house fire.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Some Cedar Lake fire officials gain pension benefits

CEDAR LAKE | Full-time firefighters and EMTs will now have a stake in the town employee’s retirement fund.

November 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Portage fire department grants fund safety gear

Portage fire department grants fund safety gear

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department recently received four grants that have allowed it to purchase equipment and firefighter safety gear.

November 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Hobart mayor hopes to hire chief, more firefighters

HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to add at least three firefighters to the Hobart Fire Department by the start of next year.

November 23, 2013 5:15 pm

Portage fire first in county to switch to new radio system

PORTAGE | Portage Fire Department has become the county's guinea pig of sorts.

November 16, 2013 7:45 pm

M'ville Fire Department purchases new trucks

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Fire Department is upgrading its fleet.

November 13, 2013 8:35 pm

Hobart mayor says he'll look to ranks first to fill fire chief job

HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said he plans to make every attempt to fill the vacant fire chief position from someone within the department.

November 09, 2013 8:00 pm

M'ville fire officials say apartment fire intentionally set

MERRILLVILLE | A Monday night fire inside an apartment building on the town's west side was intentionally set, according to a Merrillville fire official.

October 29, 2013 8:15 pm
Officials rule M'ville house fire as arson

Officials rule M'ville house fire as arson

MERRILLVILLE | A fire early Monday that destroyed a vacant house at 916 W. 62nd Ave. was intentionally set, a Merrillville fire official said.

October 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Merrillville Fire Department hosts open house

Merrillville Fire Department hosts open house

Merrillville firefighter Perry Herzog, right, explains auto extrication equipment used by the Fire Department during an open house Wednesday. Extrication demonstrations were among the activities during the event, which commemorated the one-year anniversary of the town swearing in its first f…

October 09, 2013 6:29 pm
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