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Cicero Fire to Receive 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants

The Cicero Fire Department proudly announces that we will be receiving two Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) from the 2017 grant offering from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  This notification came as a welcome surprise and honor this past Friday.  The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA). The funds provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience. The first award is for $51,006 for the installation of a vehicle exhaust removal system for the apparatus bays.  This system attaches directly to the exhaust of the apparatus.  This safely removes exhaust fumes away from the personnel and reduce exposure to cancer causing agents.  According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently undertook two large studies focused on firefighter cancer and concluded that firefighters face a 9 percent increase in cancer diagnoses, and a 14 percent increase in cancer-related deaths, compared to the general population in the U.S.  The second award is for $16,745 for the purchase of exercise equipment to promote health and wellness.  Cicero Fire is committed to improving the health and wellness of our responders to better serve our community.  Over the last two years we have been able to replace a good portion of our weight equipment.  This grant will allow us to replace our cardiovascular equipment that was no longer safe or functional.  This equipment will be placed in our work out room on station.  Cicero Fire Department has a certified peer fitness trainer on staff that will continue to offer guidance to our staff to ensure that workouts are tailored to the individual.  

Cicero Fire Department proudly serves the Town of Cicero with fire and Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical services and is in the north central part of Hamilton County. We are a combination department with nine full-time employees, twenty-two paid part-time and twelve volunteer responders.


What is the difference between a Watch and a Warning?

A Watch (tornado, severe thunderstorm, etc.) means a particular hazard is possible and conditions are more favorable than usual for its occurrence. A watch is a recommendation for planning, preparation, increased awareness, and to be alert for changing weather, listen for further information, and think about what to do if the danger materializes.


A Warning (tornado, severe thunderstorm, etc.) means a particular weather hazard is either imminent or has been reported. A warning indicates the need to take action to protect life and property. The type of hazard is reflected in the type of warning (tornado warning, blizzard warning, thunderstorm warning, etc.).

Annual Pancake Breakfast 

The Cicero Fire Department Auxiliary hosts an annual Community Pancake Breakfast on the last Saturday in April at the Cicero Fire Department located at 1359 Stringtown Pike in Cicero.