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Automated External Defibrillator

A new Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, has been installed at the Village front office, according to Crete Fire Department Chief Waterman. The AED is a portable electronic device that diagnoses life-threatening cardiac related conditions and can treat them through defibrillation. Chief Waterman also extended a special thanks to Crete Fire Department Captain Jim Boehner for his work on this project.

Crete Fire Department Open House is back!

Don’t forget: Crete Fire Department Open House is this Friday! Tour the station, check out the trucks, meet the firefighters, see the Superior medivac helicopter at 6PM (weather permitting) and feast on delicious pulled pork dinners. Oct 1st. 4-7:30PM at 524 W Exchange St. in Crete.

Don't forget: Crete Fire Department Open House is back – This Friday! Tour the station, check out the trucks, meet the…

Posted by Village of Crete on Thursday, September 30, 2021

Crete Fire Department Lifesaving Award

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.

Crete Fire Department Life Saving Award

Crete Fire Chief Mike Waterman presents 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.

Posted by Village of Crete on Monday, October 12, 2020

Fire Department Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser

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.

Crete Fire Department Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser

Crete FD & PD Rescue Dog

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.

Great work by Crete Fire and Crete PD in saving this fur baby who had fallen into a hole. From barricaded subjects, to…

Posted by DC Pieritz on Wednesday, July 8, 2020