Rockford Fire Department

Clear calendar for community-wide celebration

July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dunk an officer, play in fire hoses The ever popular police officer dunk tank will be present at this year’s National Night Out event August 7 in downtown Rockford. National Night out is one celebration you don’t want to miss, coming right up on Tuesday, August 7 around the country from 6 to 8 p.m. Locally, planning is nearly complete for this year’s event, which [...]

Rockford firefighters hose down students

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photos by JANE DOWNS For some relief of a very hot day, the Rockford Fire Department brought a pumper and hoses to the Rockford Public Schools (RPS) administration building to cool kids off. Much to the delight of the students in the preschool through fifth-grade summer care program, firefighters sprayed water for the kids to run through. Many thanks from RPS and students [...]

Fire department douses children for fun

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

                        The Rockford Fire Department helped make the last few days of the Rockford Public Schools Summer Kids Rock program full of fun as they brought two fire trucks to the Parkside Elementary School playground and sprayed water into the air for the kids to play in. According to organizer and [...]

Swan killed in power line collision

March 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Power outage, general confusion follows by BETH ALTENA A man walking the White Pine Trail narrowly escaped with his life after a swan flew into a live power line, resulting in an explosion and the arcing, live wire shooting sparks and fire on the popular trail. The incident left the downtown without power for about an hour and left the city buzzing with speculation and [...]

Crowds pack annual EXPO despite sunny spring weather

March 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford Mayor Steve Jazwiec wears a Squire headband that staff from the local paper were handing out to kids and adults. This is Jazwiec's second term as mayor for Rockford. The team from Rick's Food Center handed out a variety of foods to the crowd at EXPO, including the store's signature home-made kielbasa.               [...]
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