Posts Tagged “OFPD”

Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program

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Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program

Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program The Orland Fire Protection District in partnership with Aishling Companion Home Care will launch the “Coffee, Conversation & Cookies” community outreach program to inform and help educate residents on the many services that the Fire District offers that can impact their lives. The first meeting will be held Thursday,…

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Man rescued from Orland Park Water Tower

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Man rescued from Orland Park Water Tower

The Orland Fire Protection District used a hook-and-ladder truck (Tuesday, August 23, 2016) to rescue a village employee who became sick while working on one of the village’s water towers near 147th and 88th Avenue in Orland Park. The employee had climbed up the water tower’s internal ladder system of steps and platforms to the…

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OFPD Chiefs receive Chief Fire Officer certifications

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OFPD Chiefs receive Chief Fire Officer certifications

OFPD Battalion Chiefs receive Chief Fire Officer certifications On May 26, 2016, Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) Fire Chief/Administrator Mike Schofield (far right), Battalion Chief Bill Bonnar (2nd from right), Jr, Battalion Chief Nick Cinquepalmi (center) and Battalion Chief Greg Ferro (far left) received their Chief Fire Officer certification. This is the highest certification that the…

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Registration begins June 6 for Fire District Kid’s Camp

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Registration begins June 6 for Fire District Kid’s Camp

Registration begins June 6 for Fire District Kid’s Camp The Orland Fire Protection District will host the annual Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp beginning Tuesday July 12 through Friday July 15 offering programs to educate children between the ages of 8 and 12 on fire and life safety. The camp is made possible through…

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Sprinkler minimizes fire damage at Orland Park retirement home, saves lives

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Sprinkler minimizes fire damage at Orland Park retirement home, saves lives

Sprinkler minimizes fire damage at Orland Park retirement home, saves lives A sprinkler system installed at the Lexington Health Care assisted and independent living retirement home, 14601 John Humphrey Drive, is being credited with saving lives and helping to significantly minimize damage caused by a small fire there this morning. The fire started in the…

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Schofield sworn in as OFPD Fire Chief at official ceremony

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Schofield sworn in as OFPD Fire Chief at official ceremony

A formal ceremony was held at the Orland Fire Protection District to swear-in Michael Schofield as the official Fire Chief and Administrator for the district. Schofield had been appointed interim Fire Chief in August 2015 and was appointed Chief by the board in February, effective March 1, 2016. Michael Schofield, 55, was sworn in as…

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Schofield named full-time Orland Fire Protection District Chief

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Schofield named full-time Orland Fire Protection District Chief

Schofield named full-time Orland Fire Protection District Chief The Orland Fire Protection District Tuesday named Michael Schofield, 54, as the district’s new fulltime fire chief approving a three year contract effective March 1, directing attorney Jim Roche to negotiate and recommend Schofield’s salary. One of the district’s top three longest serving firefighters, Schofield became “interim…

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Home fire late Friday morning in Orland Township

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Home fire late Friday morning in Orland Township

Home Fire late Friday morning on Oak Creek Court in unincorporated Orland Township A family was displaced by a small fire in their home on Oak Creek Court late Friday morning, (Jan. 15, 2016). The homeowner had repaired a water pipe that had frozen as a result of the recent cold weather. He noticed some smoke in…

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3 hospitalized in vehicle accident in Orland Park

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3 hospitalized in vehicle accident in Orland Park

On Wednesday January 13, 2016 at around 3:17 pm, the Orland Fire Protection District responded to an emergency call regarding a vehicle accident in which several people were pinned. The accident occurred at 135th Street and 88th Avenue.  Acting Orland Fire Chief Michael Schofield said that firefighters extricated two trauma patients with assistance from the Palos Fire…

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Five injured in 3 car accident in Orland Park

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Five injured in 3 car accident in Orland Park

Five people were injured in a three car accident in Orland Park. Four passengers taken to area hospitals for treatment At approximately 12 noon today, the Orland Fire Protection District responded to a head-on car accident involving three vehicles on 151 street east of 94th Avenue in Orland Park. The Orland Fire Protection District responded…

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