300 sandwiches sold in under 50 minutes; the Crete Fire Department Drive-thru Dinner Fundraiser for training and gear was more successful than anyone could have hoped for. Thank you again to everyone who came out to show support and donate. We promise to make a lot more sandwiches next time! Thank you to Smokey Jo’s for donating the very delicious pulled pork.
Congratulations to Assistant Chief Lynn Weir on his retirement from the Crete Fire Department. Good luck to you Lynn in all your future plans.
Crete Fire Chief Mike Waterman presented lifesaving awards to Captain Jim Boehner, Lieutenant Scott Kirkpatrick, FF/EMT Kelley Grzych and FF/EMT Matthew Briggs.
The four members of the Crete Fire Department responded to a call in July of this year, saving the life of an individual in anaphylactic shock after having received a bee sting.
Due to COVID-19, the Crete Fire Department was unable to host its annual pancake breakfast and open house events earlier this year, both of which help raise funds for training and equipment.
A substitute ‘Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser’ is now planned for Friday, October 30th, 5-8pm, at Crete Fire Station 1, located 524 W. Exchange St, Crete, IL 60417. See flyer below for more information.
It’s usually the ‘cat stuck in the tree’ story that the fire department responds to. This time, however, it was about a dog stuck in a hole. Last Tuesday, Crete Fire and Police responded to a call of a puppy who had fallen into a hole used in the construction of a deck. The quick action of the first responders resulted in the successful and safe rescue of the four-legged friend.