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Deputy Chief Spoo, December 05

Applications for Part-Time Firefighter-Paramedic, Firefighter-EMT, Paramedic are being accepted. Complete the Employment Application and return along with copies of all certificates and licenses to:

Roberts Park Fire Protection District
8611 S. Roberts Road
Justice, IL 60458

or you can email your application to (Full Story & Photos)

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Buddy the Elf, December 01

Happy holidays! Santa and his elves will be riding through the Fire District on the big red fire engine sleigh, spreading holiday cheer and candy canes to all of the good little boys and girls.

Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00 a.m. - Dusk

Sunday, December 3, 2023
**WEATHER DELAY** 11:00 am - Dusk

Check our Facebook page for the official Santa Tracker.

Santa's ... (Full Story & Photos)

Roberts Park Launches Community Connect Program

Chief Ketchen, March 01

We are always looking for ways to better serve the citizens in Roberts Park. For this reason we are rolling out a new program to protect our residents and their property in the most effective way possible. Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when ... (Full Story)

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Fire Chief Jeff Ketchen, March 16

To Our District Residents,

We are in very unique times and as a result of this, we as a community have to adjust to these unique times. Roberts Park recommends all individuals adhere to the precautions being advised by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We as a department are following their precautions to keep our members and their families ... (Full Story & Photos)

Lipinski Announces $235,000 FEMA Grant for Roberts Park Fire Protection District

Fire Chief Ketchen, August 30

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) presented the Roberts Park Fire Protection District with a $234,733 grant which was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for new protective breathing apparatuses.

“Federal funding is needed to meet the increased demands being placed on our nation's first responders,” said Rep. Lipinski. “This grant will allow the Roberts Park Fire Protection District ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Member Jeff Ketchen, November 06

Kidde, a leading manufacturer of fire extinguishers, has announced a massive recall of their most popular models. Detailed information can be found on the following link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission website:

This recall affects some 37.8 million extinguishers that ... (Full Story & Photos)

Roberts Park to Receive Federal Funds

Member Jeff Ketchen, July 28

It is my pleasure to announce that the Roberts Park Fire Protection District has applied for, and been awarded, a federal grant to hire additional career firefighter/paramedics. Today, FEMA announced the award in the amount of $569,634 which will defray the costs of three new firefighter/paramedics over a three year period. After the grant period, we will assume the cost of continued employment so ... (Full Story)

Village of Justice Joins Roberts Park

Member Jeff Ketchen, April 05

On April 4th, residents of the Village of Justice were asked whether to or not to join the Roberts Park Fire Protection District, ending the longstanding contractual agreement. It is my pleasure to report the people have spoken and the Village will join the District. We welcome our newest residents and look forward to a long and healthy community partnership. ... (Full Story)

Free Smoke Alarm Program

Fire Chief Jeff Ketchen, June 27

The Roberts Park Fire Protection District is pleased to announce we have partnered with the American Red Cross to provide and install free smoke detectors in your home.

Click on the link below to complete the request form and we will contact you for the next installation date. If you would like more information please contact us at 708-598-6752.

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