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Handling the heat: Orland native, Palos firefighter passes Smoke Diver test

by Will O'Brien, Freelance Reporter News, Police-Fire, Community

Kevyn Holdefer looking to take on new challenge

An Orland Park native and Palos fireman is encouraging area firefighters to consider the Indiana Smoke Diver program — an extreme, weeklong training like no...

Police Reports: Man allegedly tried to pass fraudulent script for oxycodone

by Staff Report News, Police-Fire

Mohammad M. Atieh, 26, of 9426 81st Ave. in Hickory Hills, was charged Feb. 19 with forgery after he allegedly tried to pass a fraudulent prescription for oxycodone at a store in the 15700 block of 71st Court. The pharmacist noticed several “red...

Orland Fire taking first steps to help town become ‘dementia-friendly community’

by Bill Jones, Editor News, Police-Fire

Imagine for a moment you are a firefighter called to the site of a vehicular collision. The driver of one the vehicles is incoherent. Speech is difficult to understand. Balance is off. He is elderly.

Do you assume he is drunk or could it be...