Manhattan Fire Protection District
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Police & Fire Community Night is Coming....July 29th!

July 06

The Manhattan Police & Fire Community Night will be held on Friday, July 29th from 6-8:30pm at Manhattan’s Central Park. This free event has received an overwhelming response since it started in 2009. Activities include Lifestar Helicopter, police demo, Medic Mania tent….‘Do you have what it takes to be a medic?’, large touch-a-truck area, interactive exhibits, and much more! There will be so much ... (Full Story & Photos)

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

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.

“As ... (Full Story & Photos)

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)

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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