The Flossmoor Village Board this week recognized a few key staff changes made to its fire and police departments over the past few months — and the room was packed. “We are very excited to see so many families and friends and co-workers out here to celebrate several wonderful employees[Read More…]
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EMTs taking new on-the-job precautions and protections
Residents set out candles on April 1 in support of health care workers. The project was called “Let There Be Light.” (Provided photo/Heather O’Malley) You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Former Flossmoor fire chief appointed to post on interim basis
Flossmoor village board members unanimously selected Greg Berk as interim fire chief at Monday’s board meeting. Berk, who previously held the chief’s position for 25 years, will serve in the role for up to a year and is expected to start in mid-April. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to[Read More…]
Firehouses to get new emergency wake-up calls
For firefighters working an overnight shift, it’s a jarring experience – and one with potential health hazards – to be wakened for an emergency call. “When that alarm goes off at 3 a.m., you wake up and jump a foot into the air,” said Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm.[Read More…]
As Sewell retires, Flossmoor begins search for new fire chief
Flossmoor Fire Chief Chris Sewell has retired following 10 years as head of the village’s fire department. Sewell announced his decision in December. His last day at the department was Jan. 16. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Flossmoor’s fire department set record for calls in 2019
Flossmoor Fire Department set a new record for emergency calls in 2019, responding to 1,720 requests for service. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.
Flossmoor fire department gets federal grant for emergency equipment
The Flossmoor Fire Department was awarded a $222,345 federal grant to purchase updated emergency breathing equipment that will make firefighters safer when entering burning buildings. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was announced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill. The grant program will help strengthen the nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability[Read More…]
Village board vacancy likely as Flossmoor trustee puts house on market
Longtime Flossmoor Village Trustee Philip Minga is expected to step down from the village board in the coming months. Minga’s residence on Hawthorne Lane, just south of downtown Flossmoor, was recently listed on the real estate market. Minga also recently retired from his position as captain with the Flossmoor Fire[Read More…]
Flossmoor Village Board honors Minga for 34 years fire service
Caption The Flossmoor Village Board on Jan. 22 recognized Trustee Philip Minga with a resolution, plaque and words of gratitude for 34 years of fire service following his retirement from the Flossmoor Fire Department. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log[Read More…]
Grant provides funds for two more Flossmoor fire captains
The Flossmoor Fire Department has an opportunity to add two new shift captains to its full-time staff thanks in part to a $348,992 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.Funding is coming from a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant program designed to provide funding to help increase[Read More…]