Archive for February 25th, 2016

Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District news (more)

Excerpts from the

The Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District voted unanimously Monday to reject an offer from representatives of an alcohol and drug treatment center to accept $50,000 in three installments as part of an agreement to drop its opposition.

“This does not even come close to covering what our expenses are for our citizen,” trustee Chuck Dunham said.

Maxxam Partners LLC sought the special use permit to convert the former Glenwood School for Boys, at 41W400 Silver Glen Road, into a 120-bed private pay, luxury treatment center. Maxxam petitioner Steven Marco and attorney Keith Brown made the offer at the fire district’s regular board meeting. Brown said the petitioner would also pay all ambulance and fire calls to the facility. Marco said the private, for-profit facility would be very exclusionary, not taking clients who are very ill to ensure consistency of care.

Maxxam’s petition was recently recommended to be denied by the Kane County Zoning Board of Appeals and the Kane County Development Committee. Officials said they expected the issue to go before the county board for final action.

Public comment at the meeting sought the fire district’s opposition, out of concern for additional ambulance calls to the facility could jeopardize residents if they have to wait for mutual aid when they have a medical emergency.

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New air mask service trucks for Chicago (more)

This from Josh Boyajian at the Quinn Fire Academy – Air Mask 645

Chicago FD Air Mask Service Unit 645

New Air Mask Unit 645. Josh Boyajian photo

New Air Mask Unit 645

Josh Boyajian photo

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New tower ladders for Chicago (more)

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

new unit for Tower Ladder 14. reader submission

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Tractor-Trailer rollover on I-294, 2-23-16

This from Martin Nowak:

Around 1:20 P.M. Tuesday (2/23/2016) Roberts Park was dispatched for a truck rolled onto it’s side on the I-294 SB ramp right outside of Justice, IL.  I was able to get these photos from a distance. Ambulance 32 and Engine 32 (using E3R) were on scene along with Justice Police and State Police.

over turned tractor trailer on a highway ramp

Martin Nowak photo

over turned tractor trailer on a highway ramp

Martin Nowak photo

over turned tractor trailer on a highway ramp

Martin Nowak photo

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