News about the Fire Department

History of Gurnee Fire Department from 1948 - 1978 by Chief Sam Dada

The year of 1948 was an eventful year for the Gurnee Fire Department. I joined the department on February 17, 1948.

At that time Charles Hook was Chief of the Department.

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Warren Student Receives YouTube Video Contest Award

On Wednesday, February 25th at the Independence Grove Visitors Center, the Lake County Fire Chiefs Public Education Team hosted the first "YouTube Video Contest Awards Ceremony."

High school students throughout Lake County submitted fire safety videos that were judged for fire safety and burn prevention messages. Warren High School freshman Mathurshan Vimalesvaran was the recipient of the First Place Award. Click here to view the video!

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