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Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 28, 2014

Park Forest Firefighters Local 1263 hosts disco-themed trivia fundraiser on Feb. 24

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Park Forest Firefighters Local 1263 calls on residents to join them for their Disco Party Trivia fundraising event on Feb. 24., at Dining on the Green. 

This year, the union is raising money to support their internship program and Project Fire Bud...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Park Forest Fire Department recommends taking holiday fire safety precautions

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When you deck the halls this holiday season, the Park Forest Fire Department reminds residents to take precautions to protect their families and keep fire safety at the forefront.

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Cotrano said residents can take simple steps to preve...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: October 31, 2023

PFFD reminds residents to check smoke alarm batteries as daylight saving time ends

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With the end of daylight savings time coming on Nov. 5, the Park Forest Fire Department is reminding residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and change the batteries when they change their clocks.

This Sunday, clocks will "fall&...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: October 3, 2023

PFFD hosts open house on Oct. 13, for Fire Prevention Week

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While fall is known for enjoying the cool crisp air, getting cozy, and celebrating holidays, the Park Forest Fire Department often sees it as a time to brush up on fire safety.

On Friday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., the Park Forest Fire Department will k...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Village hosts several events in October

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The Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Health starts the month with a trip to the Studebaker Theater to watch "The Color Purple" musical on Sunday, Oct 1. 

For $130, you can travel via a luxury coach bus departing from Villa...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Park Forest Fire Department hosts poster contest ahead of Fire Prevention Week

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The Park Forest Fire Department encourages children to participate in this year's poster contest as the department prepares for Fire Prevention Week next month.

 

The contest is for children ages seven to 12 who live in the Village or atte...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Captain Phil Myers retires from the Park Forest Fire Department after 30 years of service

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Captain Phil Myers is retiring from the Park Forest Fire Department after serving for roughly three decades.

Myers was recognized during Monday night's Board meeting with a retirement resolution honoring his 30 years of service with the department...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: July 19, 2023

PFFD promotes, swears in three members, including the department's first female lieutenant

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The Park Forest Fire Department promoted Michelle Paradise to Lieutenant, making her the first female lieutenant in the department.

Lieutenant Paradise was one of three firefighters sworn in and promoted during Monday night's Board meeting. Her fi...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Village officials warn drought conditions make fireworks a major fire hazard

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Fireworks are illegal in Illinois, and Village officials remind residents to leave the firework displays to the professionals. Park Forest is in a moderate to severe drought, with an elevated fire risk.

The extreme dryness sweeping the Chicagoland area is ...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Park Forest Fire Department welcomes new firefighter-paramedic, Jonas Campbell

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The Park Forest Fire Department welcomed a new firefighter-paramedic earlier this week at Monday night's Village Board meeting.

Jonas Campbell was sworn in with his parents, Carl and Christina Campbell, by his side to pin on his badge.

Campbell is no strang...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Park Forest FD shows off new ambulance

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Ambulance calls account for approximately 75% of Park Forest Fire Department (PFFD) 911 calls. So first responders must have the latest equipment to do their jobs. PFFD has rolled out a new state-of-the-art ambulance with the latest technology to help sav...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: February 8, 2023

PF Fire Department names Spanier firefighter of the year

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Firefighter/Paramedic Joe Spanier of the Park Forest Fire Department is the recipient of 2022 Firefighter of the Year Award. The annual award is given to someone who exemplifies the characteristics of a firefighter with an outstanding record of fire servi...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15

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As Fire Prevention Week approaches, the Park Forest Fire Department reminds residents that

“Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape”

The Park Forest Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) &...

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Village of Park Forest - Fire News