Archive for October 22nd, 2013

Barrington Countryside FPD update

The Daily Herald has an article about the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and their ongoing plans for seperation:

Preparing to run their own independent fire department on Jan. 1, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees Monday discussed pending automatic-aid agreements with their neighbors and the potential site of a third station of their own. Among the evening’s accomplishments were the approvals of new auto-aid agreements with the Lake Zurich and Long Grove fire departments. Negotiations are under way with the fire departments of Fox River Grove, East Dundee, Palatine, Carpentersville, Hoffman Estates and Barrington for further auto-aid agreements.

A previously discussed auto-aid agreement that Barrington Countryside trustees said they’re no longer pursuing is one that would give the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District primary responsibility for the west side of Inverness. Such an agreement was requested by Inverness Village President Jack Tatooles. The two fire districts disagreed over Palatine Rural’s request for a significant portion of west Inverness’s property taxes for fire protection in exchange for service from its closer station.

Barrington Countryside trustees are also looking again for a possible location for a third station of their own. Such a station had been mulled for the area around Lake-Cook and Ridge roads in Barrington Hills. But trustees said the new and pending auto-aid agreements with surrounding departments might make a different location better to improve response times.

A previous post in this series is HERE.

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New engine for Elk Grove Village

This from Scott Peterson:

Elk Grove Village Engine 8:

2012 Pierce Quantum PUC. 1500/750/30F. Husky industrial foam pump for providing 1500gpm of actual foam. Diesel generator and pump and roll capabilities.

Elk Grove Fire Department

Elk Grove Engine 8 is a 2013 Pierce Quantum PUC 1500/750/30F. Scott Peterson photo

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