Cicero names Jeffrey Penzkofer as Fire Chief to succeed retiring Chief Mike Piekarski

Cicero names Jeffrey Penzkofer as Fire Chief to succeed retiring Chief Mike Piekarski The Town of Cicero on Tuesday voted to approve the appointment of Jeffrey M. Penzkofer as Cicero’s new Fire Chief succeeding Fire Chief Mike Piekarski who retired. Piekarski, who had previously served with the Cicero Fire Department and had retired, was called back to service in early 2020 to organize the Cicero Emergency Operations Response Team created to address the outbreak of [Learn More]

Fire Safety is the focus of Senior Center workshop

Fire Safety is the focus of Senior Center workshop Older adults aged 65 and older are twice as likely to be injured in a fire than any other age group, according to Cicero Fire Chief Mike Piekarski. That’s one reason why the Cicero Senior Center hosted a “Senior Fire Safety Seminar” to help raise awareness of best practices to avoid fires. Cicero Firefighters were at the event to help seniors make their homes safe. “The [Learn More]

Emergency Alarms to be tested Friday June 25

Emergency Alarms to be tested Friday June 25 ALARM SIRENS TO BE TESTED FRIDAY (TODAY)   The Testing of Emergency Sirens will be held throughout the day on Friday June 25 in Cicero. Cicero officials urged residents to be aware and not be alarmed. It’s not an emergency. It is scheduled maintenance and testing of the systems that will take place randomly between 7 AM and 6 PM at various times. What Do the Sirens [Learn More]

Cicero firefighters have to dig out hydrants before fighting fire at 12-unit building

Cicero firefighters have to dig out hydrants before fighting fire Firefighters in the Town of Cicero had to dig out fire hydrants to access water while fighting a fire that destroyed two apartments in a two-story, 12-unit apartment building on Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Dominck Buscemi said that fortunately there were no injuries in the fire that took under one hour to extinguish at 26th St and 56th Ct, but he said valuable time was taken to [Learn More]

Cicero Fire Department Partners With ExxonMobil In Hazard Training

The Cicero Fire Department and ExxonMobil have been working together to develop a training relationship to identify hazards that may exist in the event of an emergency response. “Not only are there obvious hazards, such as a fire occurring in the ExxonMobil plant, but there are situations when ExxonMobile has its personnel going into empty tanks to perform maintenance and there  is a huge hazard in that also,” Chief Buscemi said. “Every time they do [Learn More]