Archive for May 6th, 2022

Fire service news

This from David Hill:

This is a notification of the upcoming grant writing class we are looking to host in Polo on May 31st. We are looking to see if we can get everyone interested in going to sign up no later than Wednesday May 20th so we can make sure to have seating available. Any Questions you may contact Lieutenant Jordan Smith at the following ways Email: Phone: 815-590-1757. 

Funding and Grants workshop in Polo, IL

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Police pursuit ends with crash in Milwaukee, 5-5-22

This from Asher Heimermann:

Milwaukee Police officers observed a driver conduct a drug deal near South 18th Street and West National Avenue around 1:25 AM on Thursday, May 5th.

When officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, the driver fled and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The pursuit ended with a crash at North 16th Street and West Wells Street. The driver fled on foot but was arrested one block away. A gun and drugs were recovered on scene.
There were no reported injuries.

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Itasca Fire Protection District news

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Schaumburg Fire Department Battalion Chief John Schneidwind is retiring this week after 34 years to become chief of the Itasca Fire Protection District.

For the past 20 years, Schneidwind has been called upon to share memories of his five fateful days in New York City as one of three members of the Schaumburg Fire Department who traveled to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack and how his perspective on them has changed over time.

In September 2001, he had two young children at home. Today, he is a grandfather.

Volunteering for the trip started with him being asked to work his supervisor’s shifts in Schaumburg so that the supervisor could go to New York. Schneidwind instead asked whether there was room for him to go along as well. A large part of his motivation to join firefighters from across the nation at ground zero was the notion that they were taking part in a rescue mission, not just a recovery.

During one all-too-brief moment, he felt that wish might be fulfilled. He came upon a huge celebration and cheers after four firefighters were pulled alive from the rubble. But he later learned they had become trapped only earlier that day and were not part of the original collapse.

By the end of the trip, he was drained both emotionally and physically, but also deeply proud of his profession.

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House fire in Milwaukee, 5-2-22

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Milwaukee Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1425 West Greenfield Avenue around 12:30 AM on Monday, May 2, 2022. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from a rear cottage. No one was injured.


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