Propane heater cause of garage fire

By Travis Gulbrandson Vermillion firefighters worked three hours to extinguish a garage fire north of town Tuesday night. According to Fire Chief Shannon Draper, the fire started when a propane space heater was either tipped over, or knocked over by a car that had just parked in the garage, … Read Article

Leap in technology helps firemen cut through smoke

Vermillion Fire Department members utilize new thermal cameras to see through the smoke and get a reading of fire temperature at the Ivan Pierce Fire Training Center.
(Photo courtesy of the Vermillion Fire Department)

              By Travis Gulbrandson Thanks to advances in technology, the Vermillion Fire Department is able to better respond to and deal with fire-related emergencies. Through a variety of funding sources, the department has two new thermal cameras for use at the scene of … Read Article

Smoke detector credited with saving Vermillion man

By Travis Gulbrandson Officials are crediting hardwired smoke detectors with saving the life of a Vermillion man when a fire consumed most of his trailer Oct. 31. The elderly man awoke shortly before 8 a.m. that day when the hardwired smoke detector in his bedroom went off. “That’s a … Read Article