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Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder swore in Portage's 62nd firefighter Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 12:51 pm
Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

PORTAGE | Portage police officers will be adding another tool to their arsenal.

May 28, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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Fire damages house on Stagecoach Road

PORTAGE | A house at 5873 Stagecoach Road suffered extensive damage early Thursday morning in a fire.

May 01, 2014 1:51 pm

Board approves Portage Fire Department vehicle purchases

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved purchasing two vehicles for the Fire Department.

March 11, 2014 6:40 pm

Portage looking to purchase vehicles

PORTAGE | The city's police, street and fire department are all looking to purchase new vehicles.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
Staff realignment top 2013 move for Portage Fire Department

Staff realignment top 2013 move for Portage Fire Department

PORTAGE | A change in department administration was the biggest move this year for the Portage Fire Department.

February 09, 2014 6:15 pm Related

Portage council's attorney says mayor acted beyond powers

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder acted beyond the powers of his office by sending snow plows to neighboring Gary, according to a legal opinion rendered by the City Council's attorney.

February 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Winter weather taking a toll on Portage's budget

PORTAGE | Old Man Winter is taking its toll on Portage coffers.

February 04, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage continues to consider business licensing

PORTAGE | Portage officials are continuing to look at how they license businesses throughout the city without causing hardships to either the businesses or city employees.

December 01, 2013 10:30 pm

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
Portage students discover adults use reading to succeed

Portage students discover adults use reading to succeed

PORTAGE | Jabria Saleh wants to be an attorney when she grows up. She knows to accomplish that goal, she's going to have to read a lot.

October 04, 2013 6:49 pm Photos

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Portage board approves purchase of fire vehicle

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday approved the purchase of a new vehicle for the city's fire department.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am

Portage board approves fire gear purchases

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday approved two purchases of equipment for the Portage Fire Department.

April 08, 2013 6:30 pm
Portage Fire Department answers more than 3,900 calls in 2012

Portage Fire Department answers more than 3,900 calls in 2012

PORTAGE | Portage firefighters had another busy year in 2012, answering a total of 3,924 calls.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am Related
Worker at Port of Indiana business extricated from equipment

Worker at Port of Indiana business extricated from equipment

PORTAGE | A worker at a Port of Indiana business was seriously injured Friday and had to be extricated from a large piece of equipment.

February 01, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Portage Fire Department realigns administation

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department has realigned its administrative staff by creating a new position, division chief of turn operations.

January 12, 2013 6:30 pm

Board approves new city phone system

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Thursday morning approved a contract with Comcast to install and maintain a new telephone system for the city.

December 27, 2012 6:45 pm

Portage looks to buy new ambulance

PORTAGE | The Board of Works this week authorized seeking bids for a new ambulance.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am

3 new Portage firefighters sworn in

PORTAGE | Jordan Bucy was about to take his oath as one of the newest Portage firefighters Monday when Fire Chief Tom Fieffer asked Bucy if he wished his dad was there.

November 26, 2012 8:00 pm

Portage Fire Chief addresses the Portage Exchange Club

PORTAGE | Portage Fire Chief Tom Fieffer spoke at the October 24 meeting of the Portage Exchange Club. Although it was his day off, he came to the 7 a.m. breakfast meeting, explaining, “I wouldn’t miss it! One of the things I enjoy most is talking about the fire department.”

November 01, 2012 12:15 pm
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