30 Dec
2011

Building 1 - Car 0

Kirwan Heights Fire Department responded to a reported car into a building at 1025 Washington Pike, K-Mart. Upon arrival, crews found a tan colored vehicle into the side of the building. The driver of the vehicle was transported to St. Clair Hospital by our EMS service.

Firefighters remained onscene to help with debris cleanup.

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Photos courtesy: M. Quinlan
27 Dec
2011

Everyone Goes Home

The National Fire Fighters Foundation and Chicago Fire Department have released a new "Everyone Goes Home" video. Please click here to view it.

26 Dec
2011

General Electric Glass Plant Drill

On Thursday, December 15, 2011, Kirwan Heights Fire / EMS participated, as the rescue team, in a Confined Space exercise at the General Electric Glass Plant, located on Mayer Street. In cooperation with GE, KHFD holds an emergency response drill once per quarter to help streamloine emergency responses to incidents within the complex. These drills help to familiarize both GE's staff and our staff with emergency protocols. Each drill is followed by an in depth round table discussion and quality assurance report.

General Electric participates in the OSHA VPP program and has made strides in employee and plant safety. KHFD's response to GE has also greatly improved. These quarterly drills have made our personnel more familiar with the plant layout and has cut vital minutes off our our response times.

As an intricate part our community Kirwan Heights Fire / EMS is always available to help plan and execute any type of drill. If you or your company is interested in working with our emergency preparedness team, please email info@kirwanfire.com or give us a call at 412.221.8382.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
25 Dec
2011

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Each year Kirwan Heights Fire Department decorates for the holidays. Immediately after our Appreciation Luncheon on Christmas Eve, members of the department helped set out over 100 luminaries for Christmas Eve Night. Please take a minute to look through at photos of our decorations.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
24 Dec
2011

Christmas Eve Appreciation Luncheon

As the end of the year, our Fire Chief hosts a luncheon for all of our members on Christmas Eve to show his appreciation for all of the hard work throughout the year.

Thank you to our Fire Chief Mark Lewis for providing lunch!!

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
18 Dec
2011

Santa Visits Kirwan Heights!!!

With Christmas right around the corner, Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit the residents and children of Kirwan Heights. Check out Santa riding on the Engine and posing for pictures with Chuck E. Cheese. Thank you, Santa!!

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
17 Dec
2011

Christmas Dinner at Kirwan

As part of our annual celebration of the seasons, Kirwan Heights invites all of it's members and a guest for Christmas Dinner at our station. Festivities began at 6 p.m. and last until the early morning hours of Sunday. Thanks to all of those attending.

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Photos courtesy: M. Lewis
12 Dec
2011

Toys For Tots

KHFD hosted a "Fill The Ambulance" campaign for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys For Tots over the weekend. Members of the department were on hand at Great Southern Shopping Center on Saturday and Sunday to collect new, unwrapped toys from everyone who stopped.

Thank you for those who took time to donate.

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Photo courtesy: M. Lewis