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60 Year Celebration!
2008 marked the anniversary of the formation of Volunteer Fire Protection Districts in the Northern Illinois area.
Forreston, German Valley and Polo Fire Protection Districts were all formed in 1948.
Shannon District was formed in 1946.
Leaf River in 1951
Mt. Morris 1953
Byron 1958
Forreston Fire and Ambulance Auxiliary hosted an Open House on Sat., Sept. 13, 2008  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to commemorate this 60 year anniversary. There were historical displays along with fire safety and prevention. FHN will performed blood pressure and cholesterol screenings at no cost. Cookies, lemonade and coffee were served with the 60th Anniversary cake cutting at 11 a.m. Kids were able to learn first hand about fire safety in the Fire Safe House where they experienced a simulated smoke filled room.
This event was held in conjunction with Forreston's Day In The Park.