PORTAGE | Portage firefighters ratified their new contract this week with a vote of 36 to 3.
HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to add at least three firefighters to the Hobart Fire Department by the start of next year.
HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said he plans to make every attempt to fill the vacant fire chief position from someone within the department.
HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor said he hasn't formally interviewed any candidates for fire chief, but he wants the option to possibly hire from outside the department.
PORTAGE | Portage firefighters responded to a house fire just before 7 a.m. at 2890 Glenwood St. Friday morning.
HOBART | The students in the Early Learning Center at George Earle Elementary School's Helping Hands Club had a visit from New Chicago firefighter Matthew Kelly, who is the father of one of the students in the club.
UNION TOWNSHIP | The Union Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors reappointed Tim Beach as the department's fire chief.
Firefighters from five departments in Porter County put out a fire Tuesday at the ArcelorMittal steel mill in Burns Harbor.
HOBART | The Hobart Fire Department is scheduled to demonstrate new equipment at the 7 p.m. Wednesday Lions Club meeting at 1001 Lillian St., Hobart.
HOBART | A lit cigarette is the possible cause of smoke reported coming from the walls of TGI Fridays, 1416 E. 80th Ave., Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.
HOBART | Hobart firefighters responded early Sunday to a small garage fire in the 1300 block of West 38th Place, officials said.
HOBART | Fire Chief Brian Taylor will be retiring from the Hobart Fire Department effective June 30 and heading immediately to a different branch of public service, city officials announced Tuesday.
LANSING | The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 24 Academy recently held its graduation ceremony at Oak Forest's Gaelic Park. There were 22 graduates, with participants from Thornton, South Holland, Harvey, Glenwood, Flossmoor and East Hazel Crest.
HOBART | Hobart Firefighters Local 1641 is promoting the screening of the documentary "Burn" at the downtown Art Theater on May 23.
HOBART | Two Hobart firefighters were honored with awards of excellence at the recent Board of Public Works meeting.
HOBART | The Hobart City Council took a temporary pass on making adjustments to how the city's cross-trained firefighters are paid.
HOBART | The Hobart City Council is considering what some believe is a cost-effective move for compensating the city's cross-trained firefighters.
PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday approved two purchases of equipment for the Portage Fire Department.
There's a lot we don't know about the situation involving the firefighter who walked back to the station after a brush fire Tuesday night. It merits a thorough, impartial investigation.
Blake Loudenber gets a salute from Griffith firefighter Steve Kovecsi, far left, Griffith Patrolman Chris Herrmann, center, and Blake's cousin Miley Loudenber, 6, in his room at Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago.
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