Rockford Scanner™: The North Park Fire Protection District has added a rescue tax to the upcoming ballot. If passed, the additional dollars would help support equipment maintenance and provide volunteers with on-call pay.

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The North Park Fire Protection District has added a rescue tax to the upcoming ballot. If passed, the additional dollars would help support equipment maintenance and provide volunteers with on-call pay.

Despite what many think – we receive our funding only from property taxes from residents, billing of non-residents, through the Illinois Tollway billing contract and a relatively small amount comes from the state in the form of Foreign Fire Tax (projected at $44,400 for this fiscal year).

We receive no funds from the county’s public safety tax, from sales tax in any of the areas we serve, etc.

And in no way, shape or form is our referendum a veiled attempt to provide a fire district tax funded ambulance service.

Our ambulance service will continue to remain provided by a private contractor at no cost to taxpayers unless utilized, which will result in direct billing for their services.

Voting yes on our referendum would allow us to continue to be able to insure we have top notch equipment and vehicles, pay our volunteers as true paid on call firefighters and save for future large capital expenses.

 







Rockford Scanner™: House Fire in Machesney Park

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HRFD: Harlem-Roscoe Firefighters responded to Chandan Blvd. in Machesney Park for a fully involved garage fire at 3:12 pm today (Oct. 16). The fire had traveled to the neighbor’s house as well. Firefighters, with the help of responding MABAS crews made a great stop and extinguished the fire. The fire is believed to have started in the area by the dryer. The State Fire Marshal was dispatched to the scene and is investigating the fire. The residents and the neighbors are being assisted by the Red Cross. A resident was home at the time of the fire but was able to get out with the family pets. More info and photos will be posted on the department website tomorrow. Photos by HRFD Photographers Sheryl Drost and McKenna Donovan



George Bower: AROUND 3PM HARLEM ROSCOE WAS DISPATCHED FOR A STRUCTURE FIRE ON CHANDAN BLVD. UNITS AT BURDEN RD AND 173 NOTIFIED DISPATCH TO PULL A MABAS CAUSE HEAVY SMOKE WAS SHOWING. THE BOX WAS PULLED AND SEVERAL FIRE DEPTS. CAME TO HELP. BOX WAS STRUCK AT 434PM. HEAVY DAMAGE TO HOUSE ON FIRE AND DAMAGE TO NEIGHBORS HOUSE.

 

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Rockford Scanner™: Possible Business Fire In Loves Park



RS Source sent us the following:
“Scene in Loves Park. I know there is 2 total fire trucks and the fire chief is around the corner of the building. Approx. 1:30pm. No signs of smoke, but several fire fighters were racing to the roof of the building. Not sure of the address but it is right next to the subway and grease monkey on E Riverside. Its possibly at the vet office. Im hearing what sounds like a type of electric saw. I do see dust clouds as if they are sawing something. The building possibly caught on fire.”

 







Rockford Scanner™: Head-on collision near Loves Park

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Around noon today emergency personnel were responding to a head-on collision near Loves Park.

 

Sources are reporting a head-on collision in the area of Forest Hills and Burden Road. Injuries are being reported, it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.

Traffic is being detoured in the area so please avoid the area

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Violent Crime Recap In The Last 72 Hours

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Violent Crime Recap In The Last 72 Hours

Police have labeled murders, shootings, etc… as “Medical assists” in the past.

“In progress person” are shootings, robberies, stabbings, kidnappings, and murders. via past entries from the police


Winnebago County Area.   Rockford area was above. The rest of Winnebago County is below







Rockford Scanner™: Violent Crime Recap In The Last 3 Days

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Police have labeled shooting victims, murder victims and home invasions and OD’s  as “Medical Assists” in the past.

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident With Injuries, Near Loves Park

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Just before 4 pm today, several emergency personnel were on scene of a rollover accident scene.

 

The rollover accident happened on I-90 near mile marker 11 1/2.  That is North of E Riverside.  In the Northbound lanes of traffic.

There is a truck that has rolled over onto it’s side.

Injuries were reported.  We do not yet know on the severity of the injuries.

Traffic is backed up in the area. Expect long traffic delays.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: House Fire in Machesney park, Several Departments Responding



 

 

Just before 8 pm tonight several emergency personnel were responding to a house fire in Machesney Park.

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Rockford Scanner™: Police working a scene at a auto parts store near Machesney Park

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Several sources were reporting a scene at the auto parts store on N. 2nd St. at  Oriely Auto Parts,  earlier today

Several officers had their guns drawn

It is not yet known exactly what happened the police have labeled the call as “other disorderly conduct”

In the past police have labeled shooting victims as other disorderly conduct calls. But we cannot confirm that is what happened at this scene.

All we can confirm is that there was a scene at the auto parts store and police labeled it as “other disorderly conduct”

 

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Recap Of The Violent Police Calls In The Last 72 Hours

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Recent violent crime police calls

Weapons violation = Shots fired are labeled under this

In progress person: Shooting, Stabbing, Robbery, Kidnapping

 







Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle On Fire in Machesney Park, Several Units En Route



 

 

Around 4:20 pm today the NPFD were responding to a vehicle on fire.

It happened in the area of Zenith Parkway and Autumn Wood in Machesney Park.

Reports of a vehicle on fire near this location.

Unknown on injuries or the cause of the fire.

At the time of writing this, the NPFD were en route to the scene. And the HRFD were responding as mutual aid.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Violent Crime Call Recap, Another Violent Last Few Days In Rockford & Winnebago County

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Editors Note: We are now including the medical assists and information for police calls. Local police have been coding violent crimes, under these codes. Example: Rockford’s last few murders have been coded medical assists.