Our communities benefit immensely from the service of brave individuals like those who serve in the City of Joliet Fire Department, and at The RoomPlace, we’re happy to support them however we can. In the beginning of this month, we donated mattresses to the department, and it’s our hope that this small offering can help improve the lives of these brave civil servants and demonstrate our gratitude for their hard work.
Open for business and standing by to help 24/7, the City of Joliet Fire Department provides an incredible 19,000 responses a year—that’s about 52 runs a day. Of the 209 firefighters on the team, all but five are trained and state-certified paramedics. But this department’s duties extend beyond responding to emergencies—public education is another way that the firefighters of Joliet serve their home. Block parties, fire station tours, CPR classes, and an annual Fire Prevention Week engage community members young and old.
The City of Joliet Fire Department has been around for a long time. Prior to 1853, when an ordinance was passed to organize the department, its members were known as the “Bucket Brigade”. From the department’s first steam engine purchase in 1869 to the opening of its brand new station in 2012, the brave members of this team have loyally served the city of Joliet.
At The RoomPlace, our commitment to serving the many communities our Chicagoland furniture stores call home means supporting local organizations like these, however we can. Take a look below for photos of our day spent with the firefighters!