Manhattan Fire Protection District
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Manhattan Public Safety Community Night July 28th

June 29

Join us for an evening showcasing all that police, fire and emergency management do! There will be a huge touch-a-truck area, demos, safety exhibits, give-a-ways and much more! This interactive, free event is for all ages.

Drone Demonstration
Live Fire Sprinkler Demonstration
HERO's In Plain Sight Trailer
DARE Viper
Will County SWAT
IL CHIP Child ID Clinic
and much more!

Find the event on Facebook ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire District Invests in Firefighter Safety During Severe Storms

June 01

The Manhattan Fire Protection District recently took delivery of an 8’ x 10’ storm shelter at their Station 82, located 4 miles south of Manhattan on Cedar Road. The above ground storm shelter is rated to hold up to 14 people and is made of steel reinforced concrete. The shelter is designed to withstand an EF-5 tornado (wind speeds up to 250 miles per hour). Chief Dan Forsythe explained, “The ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Instructor Edward Ludwig Honored by IDPH

By Heidi Litchfield -, May 26

MORRIS – Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers EMS instructor Edward Ludwig was honored this year with the Illinois Department of Public Heath’s Instructor of the Year award.

During the EMS event outside the hospital, after awards had been announced to all the local EMS workers who have take part in heroic acts, Ludwig found out about the honor.

As his face turned red, to match his shirt, he ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lt. Ed Ludwig (center) was awarded the 2017 IDPH EMS Instructor of the Year Award.
Lt. Ed Ludwig (center) was awarded the 2017 IDPH EMS Instructor of the Year Award.

IPC Sees 10-Year High in Reported Teen Self-Harm by Drug Ingestion

Illinois Poison Center, May 04

As communities across the country host events marking National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 4, recent data from the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) shows that reported cases of self-harm by drug ingestion in Illinois teenagers are increasing, both in number and severity. Between 2007 and 2016:

-Self-harm ingestions reported to the IPC in those aged 13 to 19 increased 89 percent, from ... (Full Story & Photos)

New Homeowner? Here’s How to Keep Your Investment Safe and Sound

April 19

Congratulations! You’re a homeowner. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. The Manhattan Fire Protection District wants to help you make your new home safer from fire. Follow our fire safety tips to protect your investment and your family.

Smoke Alarms

Fire is fast, hot and deadly. It only takes minutes for thick, black smoke to fill a house. A smoke alarm can give you ... (Full Story & Photos)


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