Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program

Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program
27Apr2017

9790 W. 151st Street in Orland Park, Illinois

Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program

From 9 am until 1 pm

At OFPD Headquarters

9790 W. 151st Street in Orland Park, Illinois

Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program

The Orland Fire Protection District in partnership with Aishling Companion Home Care will launch the “Coffee, Conversation & Cookies” community outreach program to inform and help educate residents on the many services that the Fire District offers that can impact their lives.

The first meeting will be held Thursday, April 27 beginning at 9 am at the OFPD Headquarters, 9790 W. 151st Street in Orland Park. 

Fire Chief Michael Schofield and members of the Fire District will meet with residents and discuss district services and community needs. 

“We want to open a dialogue with residents to ensure that we are hearing their concerns and their ideas,” Schofield said. “It’s purely an effort to strengthen our contacts with the community and to educate the community on all the services that the Fire District offers.”

Schofield said that oftentimes, the only public contact with the Fire District comes when there is a health emergency involving a fire, vehicle accident or emergency health need.

Fire Trucks at the Orland Fire Protection DIstrict's annual Open House Sept. 26, 2015

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