Former Williamson County firefighter Lindell Coriasco has passed away.
Information on Coriasco's passing comes from the City of Zeigler Fire Department Facebook page.
Chief Coriasco began his fire-fighting career with the Herrin Fire Department in the 1950's where he climbed the ranks to become Herrin's Fire Chief. He used his experience to propagate the creation of the Williamson County Fire Protection District (WCFPD).
Following Coriasco's retirement, he served as the WCFPD Fire Chief until the early 1990's. His contributions will live on through his son, Captain Jack Coriasco, and his grandson, Colin Coriasco, who are both currently serving.
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Saturday marked the 19th annual 911 Run hosted by the Rockford Fire Department.
The yearly 911 Run is a fundraiser supporting local fire prevention efforts. Participants ran less than two miles Saturday to help fund these local efforts, which include public education events, smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation and school visits.
The proceeds also benefit Camp I Am Me, an overnight summer camp for children who are burn survivors. Organizers say the proceeds from this run help offset the cost of any free materials the local fire departments hand out to residents to keep the community safe.
“We’re constantly trying to educate the public, educate parents on how to keep their homes safe, how to train their kids to get out safely by having two ways out,” said Chief Luis Duran, the Rockford fire division chief, “Practicing that home escape plan and importantly, also to remind everyone that working smoke detectors does make a difference.”
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