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Rockford Firefighters A to Z (kids book)

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S: Rockford Firefighters A to Z

BC: Smoke Detectors Save Lives. Are your's working? Rockford Fire Department

FC: Rockford Firefighters A to Z | Rockford Fire Department Fire Prevention Division

1: The Rockford Fire Department is located in Northern Illinois. The City of Rockford is 62 square miles with a population of 150,000 people and more than 12,000 businesses. The Rockford Fire Department was created as a volunteer service in 1855. Rockford Fire became a full time department in 1881 and now employs 280 people and runs 11 fire stations. The citizens of Rockford are protected with 4 aerials, 9 engines, 7 ambulances, and 3 boats. A hazardous materials team, a technical rescue team, a dive team, and 3 extrication companies also protect the city. Every year the Rockford Fire Department responds to approximately 27,000 emergency calls. On average, Rockford has a structure fire every 30 hours. The department also has a Fire Prevention Bureau. The Bureau employs 7 fire inspectors. 4 of the 7 are certified fire investigators that handle all the fire investigations in the city. The Bureau is also responsible for commercial fire inspections, building plan reviews, and public education. In 2014, the Bureau reached 15,000 adults and 22,000 children with fire prevention education. | Rockford Fire Department

2: A is for AXE, the fireman's favorite tool.

3: B is for the BIG trucks that take firefighters to the emergency.

4: C is for the COURAGE Rockford firefighters need to enter a burning building.

5: D is for the fire department DIVERS that save us from water emergencies.

6: E is for EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. Rockford Fire Department paramedics take care of the sick and injured.


8: G is for the Ground ladders firefighters use.

9: H is for the HOSE firefighters use to put the water on the fire.

10: I is for fire INVESTIGATOR. Fire INVESTIGATORS determine where and how the fire started.

11: J is for the JAWS OF LIFE that firefighters use to get people out of tight places.

12: K is for the K14, a rotary saw, that can cut through anything.

13: L is for the LADDERS firefighters use to get high up in a building.

14: M is for MASTER STREAM. Big fires need a lot of water to put out the flames.

15: N is for the NOZZLES that firefighters use to spray water far.

16: O is for OPENING the hydrant. Hurry up! The firefighters need water!

17: P is for PUBLIC EDUCATION. Firefighters teach fire safety to children and adults.

18: Q is for QUINT, a big truck firefighters use to help put out the fire.

19: R is for RADIO communication. 911 dispatchers direct firefighters to the emergency.

20: S is for SMOKE. Get low is the way to go!

21: T is for TRAINING. Practice makes perfect.

22: U is for UP the ladder. To the roof they go! | 22

23: V is for VEHICLE fires that burn Very fast. | 23

24: W is for the WATER firefighters use to extinguish the flames. | 24

25: X is for EXTINGUISH the fire. Firefighters work hard to put the flames out. | 25

26: Y is for the Youth in the Rockford Fire Department Explorer Program. Explorer's get hands on training about firefighting in Rockford. | 26

27: Z is for ZIP. Firefighters zip down the rope to save stranded people. | 27

28: 28 | This book was created by Rockford Fire Inspector Chad Moe for use during various community fire safety education programs.

29: The Rockford Police & Fire Chaplains have been serving Law Enforcement and Fire Agencies in the Greater Rockford Area since 1970. We are very proud to have assisted in the printing of this book and support the effort to educate children on fire safety. | Thank you sponsors | 29

30: Parson Collision Center is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as the #1 collision center in the greater Rockford area by the people of Rockford, in Rockford Register Stars"What Rocks" people choice awards! | MIXBOOK.COM

31: Rockford Engine 6 B Shift 2014 Captain Doug Allen Driver John Gasparini Miguel Holland Sheena Amble Jacob Bremer Wayne Schoville Travis Thompson | 815-398-2379

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  • Title: Rockford Firefighters A to Z (kids book)
  • A to Z book about the Rockford Firefighters and their jobs.
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