Rockford Fire Department

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.               [...]

Chief warns of fire department solicitation

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford Fire Chief Mike Reus said that, annually, residents contact him after receiving phone calls soliciting donations or selling tickets claiming to be fundraising for the Rockford Fire Department. “We do not call and solicit from residents,” Reus stated. He said callers claim to be Rockford firefighters and either solicit donations or ask residents to buy [...]

News Bits — March 25, 2010

March 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

Free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms available From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday March 31, the Rockford Fire Department will be teaming up with the Webelos Scouts of Cub Scout Pack 3282 to distribute free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Scouts will be going door to door on Main Street and will also be at the fire station, 7 South Monroe Street, for [...]

Splash a record-breaker on all counts

February 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

The skit with the granny who tottered—walker and all—into the Rogue only to be rescued by the Rockford Fire Department stole the show and the first place group win in this year’s Sweetheart Splash. They knocked Rockford Quick Lube out of the winner’s circle despite their elaborate circus skit. Couples winners Jenny Frasco and Jody Jernigan with “All That [...]
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