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Local fire departments share in $1.8M grant

HOMEWOOD | The Homewood Fire Department has received a $1.8 million grant that will help it and 19 local fire departments, including Lansing, Calumet City and Munster, purchase portable radios and conduct firefighting training.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
Oxygen masks could help save pet lives in fires

Oxygen masks could help save pet lives in fires

VALPARAISO | Most animal lovers consider their pet dogs and cats cherished family members. Now Porter County pet owners can be confident their furry loved ones will have a better a chance to survive a home fire.

January 18, 2014 5:55 pm Photos


Former Hobart fire prevention director wants his job back

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.

January 08, 2013 9:30 pm
‘Red Shirt’ Fridays support disabled veterans

‘Red Shirt’ Fridays support disabled veterans

CALUMET CITY | If it’s Friday and your local firefighters are all wearing red T-shirts, it’s meant to be a sign of support for those military veterans who returned from Iraq or Afghanistan with physical disabilities.

August 03, 2012 11:00 pm Photos


Porter County may spend $1 million in hospital interest for fire radio upgrade

VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners agreed Tuesday to use nearly $1 million in interest money from the sale of the county hospital to update the system serving radios and pagers for most of the area's fire departments.

June 19, 2012 5:45 pm

Merrillville animal rights activist working to save pets involved in fires

MERRILLVILLE | A longtime animal rights activist is working to help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation in fires.

February 29, 2012 3:45 pm

History of fire departments exhibit reception Saturday

CHESTERTON | The Westchester Township History Museum will celebrate the history of the fire departments of Westchester Township with an exhibit reception from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will be available to view from Saturday through April 29. The museum is housed in the historic Brow…

February 15, 2012 12:11 pm
South suburban fire departments help protect families from fires

South suburban fire departments help protect families from fires

DOLTON | There was a structure fire Dec. 10 on Manor Drive in Dolton and several local fire departments recently helped Dolton firefighters install smoke alarms in all of the neighboring homes on that street.

December 30, 2011 12:00 am
New Lenox, Ill., man presumed drowned

New Lenox, Ill., man presumed drowned

GARY | A 20-year-old New Lenox, Ill., man was lost underwater Wednesday afternoon while swimming with two friends at Wells Street Beach.

August 10, 2011 8:50 pm Photos


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