Archive for February 27th, 2013

Future of Montgomery dispatch center uncertain

The Aurora Beacon News has an article about possible changes for the Montgomery Dispatch Center:

Trustees in the Village of Montgomery are expected to discuss the future of their police dispatchers at their board meeting Monday night.

The catalyst for the change was when Sugar Grove notified the village they are moving from having Montgomery dispatch calls for their police and fire protection. The $200,000 in revenue from Sugar Grove will also go away and the village is left to decide if they will continue to operate their dispatch center, with less revenue or also move.

“The village currently provides dispatch services to Sugar Grove Police and
Fire, Montgomery Countryside Fire, Aurora Township Fire and Waubonsee
Community College,” according to Police Chief Dan Meyers.

Acting Village Administrator and Finance Administrator Jeff Zoephel said
the switch to a regional group would amount to a cost savings but said that
figure is not yet available.

Meyers also states in the memo he would recommend the village partner with
Ken-Com Public Safety Dispatch. “Currently the majority of the Village’s
population, (57 percent) is in Kendall County. Also, the majority of our
commercial and retail businesses are in Kendall County.”

The entire article is HERE.

thanks Chris

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New engine for Skokie

This from Jeff Rudolph:

We picked it up Tuesday morning. Skokie E-17, 2013 Pierce Dash CF on a PUC body ( first delivered to Illinois) 1500/500. It’s uniqueness is the rear hosebed. Trying to get the shoulder loads as low as possible we designed slide-out trays below the hosebed to hold the 1 3/4″ and 2 1/2″ shoulder loads, a first for Pierce. Should be in service in about a month, will get you a nice shot in the spring. Jeff Rudolph.


Pierce Dash CF PUC for Skokie FD

New unit for Skokie Engine 17. 2013 Pierce Dash CF PUC 1500/500. Jeff Rudolph photo

Pierce Dash CF PUC for Skokie FD

Rear view of Skokie’s new Engine 17 showing the low hose bed and slide-out trays for hotel packs. Jeff Rudolph photo

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Boy saves family from CO poisoning

The Chicago Tribune has an article about a boy that is credited with saving the lives of a family that was sickened by carbon monoxide in Antioch.

Antioch fire officials are crediting a quick-thinking boy for alerting them in time to a family of four found unconscious in their home from carbon monoxide poisoning this morning.

The boy had gone to the home in the 1100 block of Bowles Road where his girlfriend lived with her sister and parents around 5:55 a.m. but got no answer at the door, said Antioch Fire Chief John Nixon. He looked through the living room window and saw his girlfriend’s father passed out and called 911, Nixon said.

“He said no one was answering the door and he couldn’t get in and he called in and said he could see a person laying down in the living room,” Nixon said. “If it wasn’t for this young man, I’m pretty sure we’d have a much worse outcome.

“He is (a hero), he had a lot to do with a good outcome so far.”

Paramedics broke through the door and also found a person unconscious on the first floor, while firefighters found two other people unconscious in their beds. The family dog was also passed out, Nixon said.

All of the people in the home and the dog were revived, Nixon said. “They evacuated the patients from the house,” he said, adding that the residents were taken in serious condition to hospitals.

The entire article is HERE.

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