Chief warns of fire department solicitation

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

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 […]

Splash a record-breaker on all counts

Couples winners Jenny Frasco and Jody Jernigan with “All That Jazz.”

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.   Seventy-nine jumpers in all went […]

Rockford Fire Department to bolster fire prevention efforts with grant

Excited to get started on their activity books provided by the Rockford Fire Department are photo at left (l–r) Brooklyn Vincent, 5, Kenneth Vincent, 3, Alexys Phillips, 4, and Derek Phillips, 8. The activity books are made possible by a fire prevention grant recently awarded

The Rockford Fire Department received a $1,500 fire prevention grant recently from FM Global, a leading property insurer of the world’s largest businesses based in Johnston, R.I. FM Global representatives presented the award to assist with fire prevention activities in the community to help educate the community and reduce the number of fires. Among the fire […]

Rescue Practice Trains for Worst-Case Scenarios

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Donation of home allows firefighters to prepare by BETH ALTENA The loss of a Main Street home is the gain of a valuable resource in practice that local firefighters hope they will never need to use. Rockford City Council voted in January to accept a quit-claim deed for the unoccupied home at 138 North Main […]