Firefighter candidates recently graduated from the Fire Academy and are set to work at departments throughout the south suburbs.
VALPARAISO | The departure of Porter hospital from Valparaiso has created a different kind of parking problem. Not for cars, but for emergency medical helicopters.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen hopes the recently passed county income tax will help relieve some financial problems the town has encountered.
GARY | A graduate-level student project mapping emergency medical service response in Gary shows the volume of calls are down slightly but not to the same degree as the city's population drop, driving the rate up.
MERRILLVILLE | Three new fire engines and a tanker/pumper could be added to the Merrillville Fire Department's fleet, town officials said.
HAMMOND | Hammond firefighters responded to what appears to be yet another arson in a neighborhood just west of the city's downtown Saturday morning.
SCHERERVILLE | The town is exploring the possibility of building a new fire station and renovating two existing stations to enhance fire protection, Fire Chief Joseph Kruzan said.
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Fire Department is accepting applications for part-time firefighter/EMT and part-time firefighter/paramedic positions.
HIGHLAND | The Town Council on Monday approved an agreement that expands the number of communities the Fire Department can contact for assistance with additional firefighters and equipment.
LOWELL | The Town Council is ready to jump on board with the lease/purchase of an aerial firetruck if the deal meets all legal requirements.
Firefighters clean up after breakfast at the newly renovated Merrillville fire station at 18 W. 73rd Ave.
New lockers were installed for firefighters during renovation of the Merrillville fire station at 18 W. 73rd Ave.
MERRILLVILLE | Most of the remodeling work at a Merrillville fire station is finished, and more enhancements are being planned for the Fire Department.
CROWN POINT | Physical agility testing will get under way for potential Police Department hires after 127 people applied, Chief Pete Land said.
Merrillville turned its emergency medical services over to a private ambulance company in 2008 as a way to cut costs, Merrillville Fire Chief Ed Yerga said.
HOBART | The city's Fire Department has returned an ambulance and two cross-trained firefighters to staff it to Fire Station No. 2, city officials said Friday.
GLENWOOD | As an act of interstate goodwill, the village has donated a surplus firetruck to the city of Gary.
HOBART | Starting Friday, the city's Fire Department will see a return to three staffed ambulances, said Councilman John Brezik, D-5th.
HOBART | The Fire Department's top brass is top heavy, Fire Chief Brian Taylor told city officials.
SCHERERVILLE | The 2,848 calls for service that the Schererville Fire Department received in 2012 were the most in the department's history, Fire Chief Joseph Kruzan said.
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