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DeKalb had no holiday-related fires this year: Fire Department

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

The DeKalb Fire Department saw no holiday-related fires this season, according to a Fire Department news release.The department hung up a wreath with red bulbs on Thanksgiving; if a holiday-related fire had occurred, a red bulb would be replaced with...

Red Wreath Program aims for safe holiday season

By Northern Star Staff | November 30, 2014

Wreaths will be displayed at three DeKalb Fire stations until Jan. 1 as a part of the DeKalb Fire Department’s Red Wreath Program.The wreaths have red bulbs when they are put up Thanksgiving Day. When there is an emergency fire incident related to the...

Fire Department’s wreath program focuses on safety

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2013

The DeKalb Fire Department has launched its annual Red Wreath Program.The Red Wreath Program started on Thanksgiving when wreaths were placed at the three DeKalb fire stations. Each wreath has red bulbs, and the bulbs are replaced with white ones whenever...

DeKalb Fire Department continues ‘Red Wreath Program’

By Shaun Zinck | November 22, 2010

Beginning Thanksgiving Day the DeKalb Fire Department will display three wreaths at all three fire stations. The wreaths will have red bulbs on them, for every holiday related fire emergency firefighters will replace a red bulb with a white one. The "Red...