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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | A longtime animal rights activist is working to help prevent pets from falling victim to smoke inhalation in fires.
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…
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.
GARY | A 20-year-old New Lenox, Ill., man was lost underwater Wednesday afternoon while swimming with two friends at Wells Street Beach.
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