Beginning with work shifts on Monday December 1st, the Antioch Fire Department has reduced the number of personnel from 11 to 8 personnel on duty. This staffing reduction is in line with necessary budget adjustments in the wake of the failed ambulance service referendum in the Village of Antioch and the unincorporated area of the First Fire District. The immediate impact of this action is that Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)
Houses across Antioch are becoming more colorful as residents decorate for the holidays. Fire stations in Antioch have also added some color and holiday cheer, but the Fire Department hopes you’ll note the significance of their decorations. Wreaths outside each fire station are part of the Keep the Wreath Red fire safety campaign, a statewide program that reminds you to practice fire safety during ... (Full Story & Photos)
In 2010, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 57,100 reported U.S. home structure fires. These fires resulted in 490 deaths, 1,540 injuries and $1.1 billion in direct property damage.1 For your safety, follow these space heater safety tips:
•Select a space heater with a guard around the flame area or the heating element. This will help keep children, pets and clothing away from the heat ... (Full Story & Photos)
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