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Firefighters rescue two children from apartment fire
Issued: Dec. 1, 2020

The Tinley Park Fire Department late Tuesday morning responded to a fire in the 6500 block of West 173rd Place. At the scene, firefighters located the fire on the first floor of a two-story, four-unit apartment building. Residents from the apartment building were outside and uninjured upon arrival. Crews located two children on the second floor and rescued them from their unit on ground ladders from a bedroom window. Medics treated and released the children at the scene. The Tinley Park Fire Department called a MABAS box alarm, and the fire was under control by 11:30 a.m. The Oak Forest and Orland Park fire departments assisted Tinley Park firefighters at the scene. A fire investigation is under way. The building is now uninhabitable, displacing four families.

Vehicle crashes into home Oct. 27, starting blaze
Issued: Oct. 27, 2020

The Tinley Park Fire and Police departments responded at 12:35 a.m. Oct. 27 to a call of a structure fire in the 7600 block of West 167th Street.

Upon arriving they saw a home engulfed in flames, with significant structural damage in the garage area and a car partially visible on the east side of the home. The house immediately to the east was also on fire.

Firefighters, with the assistance of MABAS departments including Orland Park, Oak Forest, Frankfort and Mokena, were able to get the fire under control in about 30 minutes. Crews worked to locate the vehicle’s driver, but no one was found after an extensive search of the car, house and immediate area and neighborhood. The Tinley Park Police Department is still investigating the crash.

NICOR worked at the scene to control a gas leak from the adjacent fire-damaged home. No firefighters or occupants were injured during the fire, as the struck home was unoccupied and the homeowner to the east was able to escape on her own.

“I’d like to recognize the fast work by our Fire Department crews, as well as our entire public safety team, 911 center and Emergency Management officials for a great effort,” Tinley Park Fire Chief Forest Reeder said. 

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance 2020 Virtual Camp "I Am Me" Virtual Fire Apparatus Parade
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance's Camp "I Am Me" went virtual in 2020. Johnson Controls gathered video of fire apparatus from the Chicago area to put together a Virtual Fire Apparatus Parade for the children that attended Camp. Sit back and enjoy the parade!

Citizens Fire Academy
The first Citizen Fire Academy class graduated on Oct. 5, 2019. Please watch for dates for the 2021 Citizen Fire Academy class. 

Eagle Scout Flag

Eagle Scout Project

Eagle Scout Eric Randall of Troup 237 made the pictured flag for his Eagle Scout Project. It was presented to the Village in honor of all Tinley Park first responders.

The flag currently hangs in the Public Safety Building at 17355 68th Court. The Village thanks Eric for this beautiful work of craftmanship.

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

The Tinley Park Fire Department recommends that you regularly check and change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Smoke alarms save lives!

Fire Department Newsletter
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