A "Kelly day" is the occasional day off firefighters get to control budget-destroying overtime. The origin of the name is debated, but an often-repeated tale is of a Chicago mayor named Kelly who gave the firemen one day... More »

Patricia Ward Kelly's exact birth date has not been made public, according to published mini-biographies of her. The Wall Street Journal stated she was 31 years old on her wedding day on July 20, 1990, so she was born be... More »

Kelly tires are made by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Goodyear purchased the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company in 1935, and Kelly moved all of its corporate operations into Goodyear's home base in Akron, Ohio in 199... More »

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An ISO Class 1 fire department is one that provides excellent fire protection based upon an evaluation by the Insurance Services Office, a New Jersey-based for-profit company that provides these ratings. ISO sells the in... More »

After dialing 911 the call connects to a dispatcher who contacts appropriate emergency services such as the fire department, police or emergency medical services. The dispatcher strives to send the appropriate services t... More »

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The most common reason the fire department should be called is when fire is present at a home, business, field or automobile. People can dial 911 and request the fire department. More »

On top of putting out fires in their area, firefighters also respond to other emergency calls for medical assistance and vehicle accidents. Firefighters also have many other duties including maintaining equipment, holdin... More »