Firefighter for the Day - Skokie Fire Ops 101

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In late September, the Skokie Fire Department hosted Fire Ops 101, a very unique, action-packed, educational event that allowed Skokie elected officials and administrators to spend a day alongside a fire fighter/paramedic, experiencing first hand the work they do every day.

Everyone suited up in fire fighter gear and for five hours, climbed ladders in a rescue, swung axes to release heat from the roof of a burning building, connected and hauled water hoses up three flights of stairs, administered CPR, opened a badly damaged vehicle using the 'jaws of life' and donned self-contained breathing apparatus to go inside a real fire.

The immersion experience gave participants a true sense of the rigors and dangers of protecting the community from fire and responding to emergency medical calls. Click the link to watch a video about the event.

Flu Shot Appointments Now Open

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Skokie residents can now schedule appointments for the fall flu shot clinics either online here or by calling 847/933-8252. Shots are for Skokie residents age four years and older. The clinics will be held at the Oakton Park Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street on Tuesday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, October 18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, October 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proof of Skokie residency will be required to enter the clinic.

Please note: If you are physically unable to leave your home to attend the clinic you may contact the health department regarding our homebound flu shot program at 847-933-8252.

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