Manhattan Fire Protection District
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Manhattan Recognizes Outstanding Firefighters

June 16

The Manhattan Fire Protection District’s annual Appreciation Dinner took place recently at the VFW in New Lenox. Guests and dignitaries were welcomed and enjoyed the evening honoring the members of the fire district. The evening was full of awards, recognition and retirements.

Firefighter of the Year

The 2015 recipient of the Jack Fitzgerald Firefighter of the Year is Firefighter Eric Chellios. ... (Full Story & Photos)

EMS Person of the Year Award
(l to r) DC Steve Malone, EMS Person of the Year Mark Patrick, Chief Daniel Forsythe
EMS Person of the Year Award (l to r) DC Steve Malone, EMS Person of the Year Mark Patrick, Chief Daniel Forsythe

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Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

May 31

Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes. That’s why the Manhattan Fire Protection District (FPD) has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars. In 2015 there were 24 heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles.

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Nicole Lewis Awarded Burke Scholarship

May 02

The Manhattan Firefighters Association is proud to award the 2016 Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship to Nicole Lewis of Manhattan. The award was named after Manhattan Firefighter/Paramedic Todd Burke who exemplified the qualities and commitment necessary to impact the future of emergency care. The Manhattan Firefighters Association awards the scholarship each year to help other promising young adults ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig!

April 13

It's National Safe Dig Month!

You may be surprised by what's buried in your yard. That's because most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground. To avoid personal injury and damage to those underground lines, state law requires you to contact JULIE before any digging project, regardless of the project size or depth. Both the call and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Spring Into Safety: Change Your Clocks, Check Your Batteries

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, March 08

Daylight Savings Time is rapidly approaching, and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) urges everybody in Illinois to take this opportunity to test their smoke alarms to ensure they are properly protected against fire. Smoke alarms with removable batteries should receive a fresh set and smoke alarms with sealed-in batteries should be tested to ensure they are in proper working order.

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