Archive for March 2nd, 2011

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District update

An article in Monday’s Daily Herald discusses a skirmish between the Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District and the Village of Campton Hills over the construction of a new fire station.  Below are excerpts from the article.

Campton Hills officials have now brought a cease-and-desist order to the battle over construction of a new fire station in the district.

“The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District has not been acting in good faith in its relationship with the village,” said Village President Patsy Smith in a written statement.

Smith said once it became clear the fire district wanted to build a fire station the village tried to speed up the review process only to see the district fail to supply information and documents about the fire station to the village for the past six weeks. Smith said the district’s withdrawal of the permit application only prolongs the process.

“They cannot legally continue building without the proper approvals,” Smith wrote. “What is needed at this point is for the fire district end its ‘gamesmanship’ and deal with the village and the citizens of the fire district in a straightforward manner. The lives of our citizens are at stake, and the village board does not appreciate the fire district’s deceptive methods of conducting business.”

The entire article can be found HERE.
Thanks to Dennis McGire, Jr. for keeping an eye on the new district.

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Chicago Fire Department patch update

More than ten patches were added to the 1st District. The five shown here represent companies in the 1st and 2nd Battalions. A few of these houses have others that have been added as well. In addition to the 6-8-7 patch, Engine 13 has a patch in the same house. There are three variations of the patch for Engine 16, and another version of the patch for Squad 1. All images were submitted by Alexander Alexandrovski.

Chicago Fire Department patch Scuba teamScuba Team 6-8-7

Chicago Fire Department Squad 1 patchSquad 1

Chicago Fire Department Engine 98 patchEngine Company 98

Chicago Fire Department Chinatown patchEngine Company 8, Truck Company 4, Ambulance 85, Battalion 2

Chicago Fire Department Engine 16 patchEngine Company 16

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