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QFD’s Spring Citizen’s Fire Academy Registrations Underway

The Quincy Fire Department is now accepting registrations for their 2016 Spring Citizen's Fire Academy classes. The Academy will start on Tuesday, March 15 and will run for ten weeks, all on Tuesday nights, ending on May 17.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Fire Damages Vacant Quincy House

An early Wednesday morning house fire damages a vacant house in Quincy.

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Kurt Parsons

Top Ten Tips to Prevent a House Fire From the Quincy Fire Department

With the onset of winter staring us in the face it is time to remind you of some safety precautions you can take to make your late fall and wintertime a safe time. The following tips from the Quincy Fire Department are recommended:

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Exchange Club
Exchange Club

Tri-Township Fire Chief Rick Zaerr Honored

The Quincy Exchange Club recently held their annual Firefighter of the Year Award Luncheon at Stoney Creek Inn in Quincy. This year's winner was Tri-Township Fire Chief Rick Zaerr.

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John Moore,Getty Images
John Moore,Getty Images

St. Francis Blessing of Pets to be Held Today

If you are a pet owner you won't want to miss this opportunity as Brother Ed Arambasich will conduct a "Pet Blessing" this afternoon. Brother Ed, will hold the St. Francis Blessing of Pets at 9th and Vermont in Quincy today from 4 until 6 p.m.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Truck Fire at 24th & Broadway Interrupts Traffic

Shortly after 1 p.m. today Quincy firefighters were called to one of the busiest intersections in the city to fight a vehicle fire. A truck in the northbound lane of 24th Street at Broadway caught fire at the traffic light at that intersection.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Fire Department to Host a Fire Truck Parade

The City of Quincy will continue its 175th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 3 when the Quincy Fire Department will hold a parade of fire fighting apparatus down Maine Street. The public is invited to the parade of fire trucks beginning at 1 p.m. that Saturday beginning at 12th and Maine to proceeding to 5th and Maine Streets.

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Steve Felde
Steve Felde

The Teddy Bear Clinic is 27 Years Old Sunday

Twenty-seven years ago I took my 6-year-old daughter to the Peoria Zoo and as chance would have it one of the Peoria hospitals was holding a stuffed animal day at the Zoo. Little did I know 27 years later, the idea that I brought back to Quincy would still be flourishing. 

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Q.F.D. Selling Shirts for Blessing Cancer Center Financial Assistance Program

The Quincy Fire Department is again selling commemorative t-shirts to raise funds for the Blessing Cancer Center's Financial Assistance Program. This year the shirts are black in color. The design features a full back logo with the breast cancer ribbons, dressed as firefighters, operating an old Quincy Fire Department hand pumper in observance of the City of Quincy's 175th Anniversary of being a chartered city.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The 27th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic is This Sunday

The 27th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held this Sunday afternoon from noon to 3 p.m. at Blessing Hospital's main entrance. As the founder of this event 27 years ago, the staff at Blessing Riemann College of Nursing was kind enough to name one of two new gigantic Teddy Bears after me last year.  He is known as the "Dorsey Bear" and the other is known as "Flo" after Florence Nightingale. If you missed them last year, both bears will be there this Sunday.

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