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No Caption Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship Application Period is Now Open

Public Education Coordinator Jackie O'Hara, February 19

The Manhattan Firefighters Association is proud to announce the application period for the Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship is now open. Todd Burke exemplified the qualities and commitment necessary to impact the future of emergency care. This scholarship is presented each year to help other promising young adults gain an education and impact the future as Todd did. One $500 scholarship will be awarded ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Will County Hazard Mitigation Public Survey

Public Education , January 30

Will County is currently updating the county-wide All Hazards Mitigation Plan. A key part of a hazard mitigation action plan is public input. This survey is designed to measure the awareness that local citizens have about hazard issues and identifies possible areas of danger within their community in Will County.

The data collected will be used by the planning team to determine the priority of mitigation ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Slick Road Conditions Cause High Number of Motor-Vehicle Accidents in Manhattan

Public Information Officer , January 09

(Manhattan, IL) -On Thursday, January 9, the Manhattan Fire Protection District (MFPD) received a high number of calls for motor- vehicle accidents and falls throughout the Manhattan area.

Just before 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning, MFPD responded to 7 separate calls for single-vehicle crashes and vehicle rollovers with additional calls made to 9-1-1 for residential falls due to icy conditions.

“The ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Home Safe Home for the Holidays: CPSC and Interior Designer Sabrina Soto Share Holiday Safety Tips this Season

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, December 02

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As families prepare for the holidays, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and interior designer Sabrina Soto join together to share the latest data and safety tips for holiday decorating, cooking and toys.

“The holiday season is a festive time with family and friends and we, at CPSC, want that time to be hazard free,” said CPSC Commissioner Dana Baiocco.

The holidays ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Help "Keep the Wreath Red" This Holiday Season

Public Education , November 27

The countdown to Christmas is just days away and wreath in front of station 81 is still lite with all red lights. This wreath is not just decorations for the holidays; it’s on display for a purpose.
“Keep the Wreath Red” is a statewide fire safety campaign that reminds everyone to practice fire safety during the holiday season. For each fire caused by holiday decorations, the MFPD will replace one ... (Full Story & Photos)

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