Flossmoor Fire Department

Firehouses to get new emergency wake-up calls

February 21, 2020 - 21:44
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For firefighters working an overnight shift, it’s a jarring experience – and one with potential health hazards – to be wakened for an emergency call.

“When that alarm goes off at 3 a.m., you wake up and jump a foot into the air,” said Flossmoor Assistant Fire Chief Keith Damm.

Most area firefighters work 24-hour shifts and sleep at the station during the nighttime and early morning hours. And they are awakened by loud alarms when fire or ambulance calls are reported.

Flossmoor fire department gets federal grant for emergency equipment

September 07, 2019 - 20:59
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The Flossmoor Fire Department was awarded a $222,345 federal grant to purchase updated emergency breathing equipment that will make firefighters safer when entering burning buildings. 
 
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was announced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill. The grant program will help strengthen the nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. 
 

Village board vacancy likely as Flossmoor trustee puts house on market

February 06, 2019 - 16:35
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Longtime Flossmoor Village Trustee Philip Minga is expected to step down from the village board in the coming months. Minga’s residence on Hawthorne Lane, just south of downtown Flossmoor, was recently listed on the real estate market.

Minga also recently retired from his position as captain with the Flossmoor Fire Department. 

 

Grant provides funds for two more Flossmoor fire captains

September 19, 2018 - 22:13
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The Flossmoor Fire Department has an opportunity to add two new shift captains to its full-time staff thanks in part to a $348,992 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.

Funding is coming from a Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) grant program designed to provide funding to help increase or maintain highly-trained firefighters in the nation’s communities. 
 

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