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Fire Marshal Matt Perez Retirement Open House

After 7 years of service to the State of Illinois and over 37 years in public safety, Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez and Illinois State Fire Dog Norman are retiring from the OSFM.

Join them for an open house on June 29th from 13:00 - 16:00.

OSFM Headquarters Auditorium

1035 Stephenson Drive, Springfield, IL

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Crete Township FPD Looking for Part-Time Firefighter/EMT-Paramedics

The Crete Township Fire Protection District is seeking applications for Part-Time Firefighter/EMT-Paramedics.

  • 12 & 24-hour shifts are available

  • US Citizen

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Class B, non-CDL driver's license

  • OSFM Certified BOF

  • IDPH Certified EMT or Paramedic

Applications are available at any CTFPD station or on their website.

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Congratulations On Your Retirement Chief Waterman

Crete Fire Chief Michael Waterman announced that he will retire on April 4th.

“There comes a time to open a new chapter in your life and say to yourself it’s time to take care of you and your family. After 36 plus great years in the fire service, it’s time to say fair well. I have made more friends then I can name and worked with the best people in the world,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

“I am opening a new chapter and for those of you in and around Beecher you will still see me quite often. I am going to remain as a trustee at the Beecher Fire District and will be around the Hack-Jensen funeral home a whole lot more,” he added.


1st Annual MABAS 27 Golf Outing

MABAS 27 will be hosting our first annual golf outing fundraiser on Saturday, July 30 at Cardinal Creek Golf Course in Beecher.


We are in search of sponsors to help support the operations of our specialty teams and critical communications infrastructure equipment.

You can find more information on the Eventbrite page.

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MABAS 27 Dive Team Training

On February 22nd, the Dive Team honed their ice rescue skills in Lynwood.  Check out more images from this training in the gallery.

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