Rockford Fire Department

Rockford Safety rescues Squire from fire danger

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA For all we knew, our building was about to go. In the early afternoon on Tuesday, August 11, the lower level of the Squire Newspaper office filled with smoke. It smelled like an electrical fire, but the staff couldn’t identify the source. It was frightening, and the staff made the right call, the Rockford Department of Public Safety. For years we have [...]

Mayday, downed fire fighter, search and rescue practice in doomed home

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Passersby on Main Street may have noticed the deteriorating condition of a duplex home at 269 N. Main and 271 N. Main as ongoing firefighter and police training this summer is causing the residence to be increasingly damaged prior to eventual demolition to make way for a newer home. In the structure Rockford firefighters have been practicing six different [...]

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 [...]
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