Archive for October 3rd, 2014

New fire station for East Dundee FPD

The CourierNews has an article about the new fire station for the East Dundee FPD:

East Dundee residents have an opportunity to see what their tax dollars paid for during an open house celebration for the new fire station along Route 25.

Set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, the event will also include a dedication ceremony for the building.

“The residents were kind enough to approve the referendum and now they get a chance to see the building for the first time and where their tax dollars have gone,” said Fire Chief Steve Schmitendorf.

Saturday’s event will include tours of the station, refreshments, and activities for kids and adults. The dedication ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.

A $5.5 million referendum passed by taxpayers in November of 2012 made possible the new fire station, located near Routes 25 and 72. Fire officials said the area is more centrally located to serve their entire district, which extends as far east as Higgins Road and Route 90. The district serves the villages of East Dundee, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, and unincorporated Kane and Cook counties.

He said officials have already noted a great improvement in response times at the new site.

… because Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5 through Oct. 11, “we’ll do the combination of the fire station dedication along with the open house and roll right into that,” Schmitendorf said.

The move also means more room for the East Dundee Police Department which will expand into the fire department’s old building.

thanks Dan

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Lake Forest FD teams up with the local high school

This from Tim Olk:

Every game day Lake Forest firefighters wear shirts with the Lake Forest High School logo to show support for the school teams.  The coaches also will wear the shirts. The football team will also help promote fire safety in the community.
high school football players with fire truck

Lake Forest FD teams up with high school football team. Tim Olk photo

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Oak Park apparatus updates

Images from Dennis McGuire, Jr.  from Oak Park

Medtec ambulance photo

Oak Park Ambulance 612 – 2009 Ford E350/Medtec Type III (so 8548). Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

E-ONE HP95 tower ladder

Oak Park Truck 631 – 2014 E-ONE Cyclone II 0/0 HP95 95′ rear mount tower ladder (so 138568). Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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