During the holiday season beginning on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017, and ending after New Year’s Day on January 2, 2018, the Sycamore Fire Department displays a red wreath on each station to signify the amount of holiday-related fire responses took place. For the first time in over ten years, the Sycamore Fire Department changed one bulb on the wreath from red to white. Fortunately, there were no injuries, and there was minimal property damage. Although there was one holiday-related fire, we would like to commend everyone in Sycamore for paying attention to holiday safety and hope that citizens continue to be safety conscious throughout the New Year.
Even though the Sycamore Fire Department did not respond to any additional holiday-related fires during the red wreath program, there were 262 requests for emergency service. Of those requests, 184 were for emergency medical services responses, 13 motor vehicle accident responses and 64 non-holiday fire related responses.
For more information on the red wreath program, please contact the Sycamore Fire Department at (815) 895-4514, or visit us on Facebook at City of Sycamore Fire Department for occasional postings.