Crews responded this morning to a fire on multiple floors in an apartment building with several occupants trapped (the shifts second fire during their 24 hour tour). Victims were rescued from multiple units, some completely overcome by smoke and heat. Multiple lines and ladders were pulled by the first arriving units and they did what they do best…GET TO WORK.
The initial police response performed in unison with the first due Fire units…Calumet City’s FINEST backing up their BRAVEST to save lives. The entire building was evacuated and countless lives saved by everyone’s commitment to dedicated service.
With incoming relief and support by MABAS Division 24 units from surrounding cities, emergency operations were effective in controlling this dynamic response.
The Professional Firefighters of Calumet City are thankful for all who supported this outstanding operation.
The Joint Labor-Management Committee (Illinois Fire Chiefs Association - IFCA & Associated Fire Fighters of Firefighters of Illinois - AFFI) collaborated on providing a 24-hour Basic Assessor Certification Course on June 6-9, 2021, in Normal, Illinois. The course was well attended by 23 students from all over Illinois interested in becoming Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Certified Assessors. Attendees were educated and trained in the numerous exercises that are used in the promotional process. In addition to lectures and discussions, students participated in assessment center practical activities in breakout groups to meet the prerequisites needed to become certified assessors.
The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and the Associated Firefighters of Illinois have partnered to bring forth a training program that has a direct focus on promotions and evaluations within the Illinois Fire Service. These assessors take time from their family and jobs to attend this class so that collectively we deliver assessments that are delivered by trained evaluators to insure a fair observation and evaluation of candidates. This partnership has been long standing within the Joint Labor Management Committee.
We congratulate these individuals for their time and commitment and rest assured that every two years they must recertify to stay current and up to date. ... See MoreSee Less