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Fire Safety for Your Family

Fire Safety for Your Family

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January 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo, Center Twp. study fire territory idea

VALPARAISO | The issue of whether to form a fire territory for all of Center Township, which first came up a year ago, is back on the table and could be introduced at Monday's City Council meeting.

February 07, 2012 6:15 pm

Center Township 2011 budget reflects increased cost for fire protection

CROWN POINT | Center Township paid the city of Crown Point $238,600 for fire protection in 2011, the first year in which fire protection costs increased under a new contract.

January 17, 2012 9:45 pm
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Jan. 18, 2012.

January 06, 2012 3:30 pm
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Dec. 14, 2011.

November 30, 2011 1:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Add EMS to debate on services

As the Indiana General Assembly considers proposals to streamline local government, it should look at not just how to deliver fire protection in rural areas — a township responsibility — but also how to deliver Emergency Medical Service in those areas.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am

Center Township Advisory Board OKs fire service contract with C.P.

CROWN POINT | Center Township officials on Thursday ratified a fire contract extension that carries a dramatically higher price tag.

September 29, 2011 10:30 pm
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Oct. 12, 2011.

September 26, 2011 1:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Sign paperwork despite objections

The creation of a new fire territory in Lake County's Center Township doesn't go far enough, but it needs to go somewhere. Township Trustee Eldon Strong needs to take that new creation out of limbo.

April 06, 2011 12:00 am

Fire territory plan sparks hot debate

WEST CREEK TOWNSHIP | Impassioned speeches on both sides drew applause Monday as folks in this largely rural area alternately questioned and supported the a fire territory plan that would nearly triple the taxes they pay for ambulance and fire services.

March 21, 2011 10:30 pm

Hearing set March 21 for Lowell-area fire protection district

WEST CREEK TWP. | A public hearing on creating a fire protection territory for Lowell and surrounding rural areas will be at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Lowell Middle School, 19250 Cline Ave.

March 11, 2011 12:00 am

Residents in Shelby oppose fire territory proposal

SHELBY | Residents in this unincorporated community on the banks of the Kankakee River said they don't want to pay more or risk losing their identity for a fire protection territory.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am

March talks planned for C.P. fire territory proposal

CROWN POINT | A move is down to the wire to create a Crown Point fire territory by an April 1 deadline.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Townships offer big bang for small bucks

The value of township government is found in the vital services provided directly to its citizens at a comparatively low cost.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Time to end township government

Amid recession, and with property tax caps in place, cities and counties across Indiana have slashed essential services such as police and fire protection. Schools have laid off teachers, increased class sizes and dropped academic programs. Libraries have closed branches and reduced hours of…

January 20, 2011 12:00 am
Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection Board will meet Dec. 8, 2010.

November 18, 2010 12:12 pm
Lake Ridge Fire Protection District Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection District Meeting

Lake Ridge Fire Protection District will meet April 26.

April 14, 2010 1:44 pm
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