Saturday, June 9, 2012
Orland firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to a fire at a local restaurant, where Palos Heights crews also showed to help.
Orland firefighters were called Saturday afternoon to a local restaurant where flames were reportedly extending into the dining area. Crews went to Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 14459 LaGrange Road in Orland Park, after getting a call about a possible fire on the building's roof. The first responders got to the scene within about three minutes, Orland Fire Protection District Spokesman Ray Hanania said in an e-mailed statement Saturday afternoon. A manager at the restaurant, who refused to give his name, said the fire "wasn't that big of a deal" and that following the incident, business resumed as usual. The restaurant will maintain its regular hours Sunday and each day following, he said. The building was evacuated by the time …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Firefighters from across the nation tested their mettle on a grueling challenge course Saturday.
More than 150 brave men and women from across the country convened in Tinley Park on Saturday put their stamina, strength and decision making skills to the test. The Tinley Park Convention Center played host during the weekend to the Firefighter Challenge & Expo, which is known as, "the toughest two minutes in sports." That moniker is apt, as a significant number of competitors were unable to finish the course. Surrounding the competition were both local and national fire awareness charities, including a fire truck from New York that was dedicated to the victims of 9/11. Like us on Facebook
Thursday, December 2, 2010
At the end of next year, the manufacturer of the system that helps emergency workers communicate won't support the 12-year-old system any longer.
Although the system for dispatching Tinley Park police and firefighters has worked well for 12 years, the village has to find a new way to get the first responders to where they're needed most. This week, the Tinley Park E-911 Committee met to discuss, among other issues, a request to look at a new dispatch system for Tinley Park's police, firefighters and emergency management workers. While the village has had no problems with the current system, in place since 1998, manufacturer Sungard Public Sector is dropping it and will no longer support it, Assistant Village Manager Steve Tilton said. The village has $25,000 in its budget for a consultant to help select a new system, but current consultant Municipal Services Consulting quoted the …
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The Tinley Park Fire Department hosted an open house for community members on Saturday, Oct. 9.
For many youngsters and adults at Tinley Park Fire Station #1 on Saturday, it was a day of fun, flames and fire safety. In a bit of irony that rivals Ray Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451, Tinley Park firefighters set two fires inside model living rooms and let the crowd compare the smoldering differences. Wrapping up the village's Fire Prevention Week, kids were treated to cookies and clowns. They climbed on trucks and out of windows, and got to spray hoses--all in the name of safety. Scroll through the photo gallery below to see all the day's highlights.