Archive for November 9th, 2016

First Fire Protection District of Antioch news

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The village of Antioch will join the First Fire Protection District of Antioch after resounding support Tuesday by village voters. Unofficial totals showed voters approved the measure to join the fire district 3,922 to 2,083.

The approval means Antioch no longer will contract with the district for service. Instead, village property owners will be included in the fire protection district, which also includes Antioch Township, and pay taxes directly to it. The change means a tax rate increase for village residents of about 15 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation, or about $90 more in annual property tax for the owner of a home valued at $200,000.

The vote allows for completion of a plan to create one fire and rescue service provider and revamp how fire and rescue decisions are made. The First Fire Protection District of Antioch will continue as the primary fire service provider and the fire district oversight board increases from three to five elected members. Supporters said long term efficiency would be enhanced.

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Libertyville Fire Department news

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Three dogs died in a house fire Tuesday afternoon in Libertyville. “(The dogs) were overcome by the smoke,” Libertyville Assistant Fire Chief Robert Key said.

Firefighters were called to a single-family home just after noon on the 400 block of West Lincoln Avenue. The home’s owner arrived to discover the blaze, which was extinguished quickly, but the two-story home was damaged heavily by smoke and left uninhabitable.

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New engines for Chicago (more)

From Josh Boyajian:

New E-ONE engines assigned to Engine 73 and Engine 121

Chicago FD Engine 121

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Chicago FD Engine 73

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The third new E-ONE engine was assigned to Engine 125

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New Engine for Darien-Woodridge

More photos of the new Engine 90 for Darien-Woodridge

Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 90 Darien-Woodridge FPD Engine 90

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