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Evanston Fire Department Promotes Firefighter Brandon Gatewood to Fire Apparatus Operator

The Evanston Fire Department promotes Firefighter Brandon Gatewood to the rank of Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO), effective June 8.  FAO Gatewood began his career with the Evanston Fire Department on March 1, 2007. Since that time, he has proven to be a dedicated member who has consistently worked to improve important aspects of the department. FAO […]

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2019 CERT Program Reaches Community Service Milestone

The City of Evanston’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) reached a historic community service milestone as they contributed a team record 1,152 hours of service to the Evanston community in 2019. CERT participants receive training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using […]

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Evanston Fire Explorer Program Open House February 7

  The Evanston Fire Department is hosting an open house for its Fire Explorer Program. This coed program was launched in 2012 and is designed for students ages 14 to 20 years old. Participants get the opportunity to work with and learn from professionals of the Evanston Fire Department. The program covers information about emergency call protocols, firefighting […]

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Evanston Fire Department to Host MABAS Division 3 Night Dive September 20

 On Thursday, September 20, from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., the Evanston Fire Department Dive Rescue Team will be conducting a MABAS Division 3 joint training exercise with area fire departments, Evanston Lifeguards and Chicago Fire Department Air and Sea Rescue at the Dempster Street beach area. The drills will focus on the location and […]

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Evanston Fire Department to Hold Remembrance Ceremony July 22

  On Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m., the Evanston Fire Department in conjunction with the Evanston Police Department and Evanston Firefighters Association Local 742, will hold a Remembrance Ceremony at Firemen’s Park, located at the southwest corner of Maple Ave. and Simpson St. Evanston. The ceremony is to honor the lives of fallen Evanston […]