Public Safety

ETHS shorts drivers ed road time

Evanston Township High School's driver education program reportely provides less on-the-road practice than that offered by most school districts in the state. Many ETHS students get less than half the six hours of road time traditionally recommended. Details from the Chicago Tribune.

City seeks firefighter candidates

The Evanston Department of Fire and Life Safety Services plans to administer a test for new recruits on March 10.

Anyone interested in a career with the Fire Department is requested to complete an application and submit it in-person by 5 p.m. on Feb. 23 to the City's Department of Human Resources in Room 1600 of the Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave.

Smoke alarms for hearing-impaired seniors

Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services will give away 30 special smoke alarms to seniors with hearing disabilities.

Evanstonians ages 60 and older who are hearing impaired are encouraged to apply for these special safety devices. Seniors must also meet Community Development Block Grant income qualifications.

Applications and information are available online or by calling Bob Nelson of the Fire Prevention Bureau at 847-866-5936. The applications deadline is Monday, Nov. 27.