Firefighters have more at their disposal than just fire hoses. Sometimes, they have to conduct rescues underwater too.
From patrol officer to bomb squad, Jeff Barabasz is now working as a school teacher.
For several years, sexual assault victims in Freeport haven't had the chance to be heard.
For 14 years, Ryan Buskhol worked his way up the ladder at the Dixon Fire Department. In just a few months, he'll move up a few more rungs, from Fire Captain to Fire Chief.
CrossFit is a popular form of exercise. Now, the Rockford Police Department is teaching it to local teens.
Adrian Trujillo became the first person of a Hispanic background to join the Belvidere Fire Department last week.
Rockford Fire Department's Michele Pankow has been blazing through a male-dominated industry for over two decades. In honor of Women's History Month, she reflects on that journey.
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