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Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

Trailblazing female refinery firefighter led the way

WHITING | Sharon Warnecke is a woman of firsts.

March 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Garage destroyed, home damaged in Jackson Township fire

Garage destroyed, home damaged in Jackson Township fire

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | A two-car garage was destroyed and the attached home significantly damaged here Thursday night in a fire.

January 17, 2014 11:35 am Photos

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Fire damages Liberty Township home

Fire damages Liberty Township home

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Firefighters from several area departments were called Thursday morning to a residential fire at 245 Papillon Drive.

January 09, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Portage fire first in county to switch to new radio system

PORTAGE | Portage Fire Department has become the county's guinea pig of sorts.

November 16, 2013 7:45 pm

Hobart's interim fire chief steps down

HOBART | Interim Fire Chief Brian Kerr has stepped down from the position he's held for little more than three months.

October 04, 2013 8:15 pm

Auditors criticize Hobart firetruck swap

HOBART | The city's former fire chief didn't comply with state statutes when he traded a 1985 fire truck for desktop computers, a recent State Board of Accounts audit said.

January 13, 2012 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hammond can't justify cost of 4th aerial unit

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hammond can't justify cost of 4th aerial unit

Over the past few years, cities and towns in Indiana have made significant cuts in fire personnel because of the property tax caps that have been adopted: South Bend eliminated 49 positions and Kokomo 12 positions; Muncie laid off 32; and Logansport handed pink slips to 10. Closer to home, G…

January 13, 2012 12:00 am

Hobart using new fire call system

HOBART | Fire officials have initiated a new call-out system to bring off-duty firefighters to emergencies that warrant their presence, Fire Chief Brian Taylor said.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
Firefighters welcome visitors

Firefighters welcome visitors

 

October 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Task Force Tips employee recalls 9/11 assist to NYC firefighters

Task Force Tips employee recalls 9/11 assist to NYC firefighters

VALPARAISO | Firefighter and Task Force Tips employee Dwayne Tate said it's still difficult to put himself in the shoes of New York City emergency responders who lost their lives following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Chesterton firefighters collect money for MDA drive today

CHESTERTON | Chesterton firefighters and members of the IAFF Local 4600 will hold a boot drive today to collect funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

August 27, 2011 12:00 am

Bond sale to fund township fire equipment purchase

PORTAGE | The Portage Township Advisory Board approved a resolution Tuesday night advancing the efforts to buy a new fire engine, Fire Department vehicles and related equipment.

July 12, 2011 8:05 pm
DOUG ROSS: DUAB protects Gary from going cold turkey

DOUG ROSS: DUAB protects Gary from going cold turkey

Is it better for an addict to go cold turkey or to be weaned off its drug of choice? That's a question the Distressed Unit Appeals Board was created to solve.

April 15, 2011 12:00 am Related

Community groups help buy software for Fire Department

LANSING | The Fire Department is going to purchase new computer software to help firefighters run drills on how to conduct themselves in emergency situations

March 17, 2011 5:15 pm
Clay swears in new Gary fire chief

Clay swears in new Gary fire chief

GARY | Mayor Rudy Clay has appointed a 32-year firefighting veteran to lead the Gary Fire Department.

February 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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No injuries in Chicago Heights fire

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | An early morning fire caused extensive damage Monday at  Prodigy Medical Supply, 430 W. 14th St..

January 11, 2011 12:00 pm
Fires spark call for inspections in Hobart

Fires spark call for inspections in Hobart

HOBART | Given the high number of apartment fires last year, prevention tops the New Year's resolution list for Fire Chief Brian Taylor and other fire officials.

January 04, 2011 5:30 pm
Firefighter Corey Ankum laid to rest

Firefighter Corey Ankum laid to rest

CHICAGO | Firefighters from as far away as Seattle and Washington, D.C., converged Thursday on the South Side to pay tribute to Chicago firefighter Corey Ankum, a former Lynwood resident who was killed last week while on duty.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing fire memorial makes debut

Lansing fire memorial makes debut

LANSING | As a large crane lifted the covering off of the bronze statue Saturday morning, the crowd that extended onto Ridge Road at the intersection of Henry and Grant streets applauded in approval.

October 25, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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