Mayor Barrett Pedersen recently appointed long-time resident Bill Brehm to the post of Fire Chief. As Chief, he will work to enhance departmental training to continue to provide superior services to our community and to increase the physical levels of firefighters so they can safely perform their duties. “We say in the stations, ‘Everybody Goes Home’ meaning we all watch out for each other,” said Chief Brehm. “Our goal is that at that the end of every shift, every person goes home to their family. I want that to apply to the end of our career as well, where everyone goes home on their last day happy and healthy.”
We, the members of the Franklin Park Fire Department, are an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the lives and property of our community by providing the highest level service.
Holiday Safety Tips
The Franklin Park Fire Department reminds everyone that the holiday season is one of the most dangerous times of the year and residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. The U.S. Fire Administration reports more than double the number of open-flame fires on Christmas Day than on an average day, and about twice as many on New Year’s Day.
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