Archive for September 1st, 2017

Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

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The Huntley Fire Protection District has released little information more than a week after Huntley Fire Chief Ken Caudle resigned from the district’s top spot and was put on administrative leave.

Caudle resigned as fire chief Aug. 15 and returned to the rank of battalion chief before being placed on paid administrative leave “pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation,” according to Huntley Fire Protection District documents received through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Officials have not said what they are investigating.

Caudle continues to receive his $119,240 salary while on leave, acting Fire Chief Scott Ravagnie said in an email. Ravagnie said he had no comment on the length of [Caudle’s] leave.

As fire chief, Caudle’s salary was $149,074 for the 2017-18 budget year.

Ravagnie and trustees have declined to comment further on the personnel matter.

?Caudle, who has been with the district since 1998 and served as chief for five years, declined to comment Tuesday.

A new contract for Caudle in his role as fire chief took effect in May and was set to run through April 2020.

The Northwest Herald filed a FOIA request Aug. 17 for documents regarding Caudle’s leave or resignation. The request was denied by the department because the records relate to the “public body’s adjudication of employee grievances or disciplinary cases.”

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Geneva Fire Department news

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One person was displaced and taken to the hospital Wednesday after a house fire in Geneva.

A neighbor called 911 about 8 p.m. when they saw smoke and flames coming from a home in the 200 block of Kansas Street, Geneva Fire Chief Mike Antenore said.

Firefighters found the homeowner outside the house when they arrived. The homeowner was the only person in the house at the time, and was breathing and conscious while being transported to Delnor Hospital.

Ten fire departments, including St. Charles, Elburn, Batavia, and West Chicago responded to the call.

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As seen around … Elmhurst

From Steve Redick

Elmhurst fire trucks

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Elmhurst Fire Department Truck 1

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New ambulance for Central Stickney

From the Fire Service Inc. Facebook page:

In process pictures of Central Stickney FPD new Wheeled Coach Type III ambulance. This unit will be completed within 45 days of its order confirmation, mid September. Looking forward to it crossing the finish line! Thanks Chief Brian McMahon for the continued business!

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Ambulance being built for the Central Stickney Fire District. Fire Service Inc. photo

new ambulance under construction

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interior of ambulance being built

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rear of ambulance being built

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