Posts Tagged Antioch FIre Department

House fire in Antioch, 5-7-18

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05/07/18 – Antioch,IL

Antioch pulled MABAS box 21-A1 to the box level for a house fire at 272 Cedarwood ln. Crews found heavy fire in the rear of the house extending to all levels of the interior.

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Firefighters and trucks at house fire

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Firefighters overhaul after a house fire

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house destroyed by fire

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Lake Villa Firefighter overhauls house after a fire

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Antioch FD Engine 1

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Antioch FD Engine 3

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Box Alarm fire in Antioch, 4-13-18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Antioch, IL 04/13/18,

Box Alarm at 25196 W. Rt. 173, Whiskey Janes Bar. Moderate to heavy smoke from the entire building on arrival. Non hydranted area. Command requested the box bringing tenders from Lake Villa, Fox Lake, and Spring Grove, truck from Round Lake, squad from Newport. Crews made quick work of locating and extinguishing the fire, which was reported to have started in an HVAC unit.

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fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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Fox Lake Fire District tanker

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fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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Antioch Fire Department fire engine

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fire at Whiskey Janes Bar

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First Fire Protection District of Antioch news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The First Fire Protection District of Antioch has named Jon Cokefair, who had been serving in an interim capacity, as the first fire chief since merging with the village of Antioch Fire Department.

Cokefair is a 40-year resident of Lake County with nearly 30 years of fire service experience. He was also a two-term member of the Grayslake Community High School District 127 board of education.

Voters Tuesday will head to the polls to vote for the first elected board members of the fire district, which was created through a referendum in November, merging the fire district with the municipal fire department. Previously, the fire district’s board was appointed.

Prior to the merger, the First Fire Protection District of Antioch and its staff of full-time firefighters and paramedics provided services to the village of Antioch and Antioch Township. The Antioch Fire Department provided volunteer firefighters for use by the fire district.

The voter-backed merger means the village of Antioch and the township no longer have to negotiate contracts to provide fire service in the village where property owners are now included in and pay taxes directly to the fire protection district.

While changes at the fire district were mostly operational, property owners in Antioch saw their taxes increase about 15 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation.

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New engine for Antioch FD

The Antioch Fire Department recently took delivery of a new Freightliner M2106/Rosenbauer MP3 commercial pumper for Engine 3.

Antioch FD Engine 3

New unit for Antioch Engine 3. Freightliner/Rosenbauer. Tim Olk photo

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3-Alarm fire in Ingleside, 1-6-17 (part 2)

More photos from Tim Olk of the 3-Alarm fire in Ingleside, 1-6-17 (part 1)

house fire in Ingleside

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house fire in Ingleside

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firefighters with hose line at fire

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house fire in Ingleside

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LDH in street

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firefighters at fire scene

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firefighter with ice covered helmet

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fire tender dumping into portable tank

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Fox Lake fire engine with lines off

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First Fire Protection District of Antioch news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

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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Antioch Fire Department news

Excerpts from Antiochfire.org:

The Village of Antioch and the First Fire Protection Distirict of Antioch Township together announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Jon Cokefair as interim fire chief for the Antioch Fire Department effective September 2, 2016. Chief Cokefair is a 40-year resident of Lake County bringing 28 years of fire service experience to this position. Chief Cokefair joined the Antioch Fire Department in 2007 and has serviced community’s in the fire departments of Wauconda, Round Lake, and Grayslake. Chief Cokefair has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection Administration from Eastern Kentucky University along with an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from the College of Lake County. Chief Cokefair used his 26 years of experience as an Illinois Certified Paramedic to assist the Antioch Fire Department in establishing advanced life support engines along with a highly rated ambulance service.

Chief Cokefair’s fire service experience as well as his experience as an 8-year member of the Grayslake Community High School District Board of Education has given him a strong background in the budget process and taxing finance. Throughout his career he has proven to be a sound steward of public monies. As a leader, he brings a warm personality that fosters a positive workplace that respects the value of the employee to provide exemplary service to the Antioch community.

Interim Fire Chief Jon Cokefair
Interim Fire Chief Jon Cokefair

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4-Alarm fire in Antioch, 6-21-16 (more)

Photos from Tim Olk of the 4-Alarm fire in Antioch, 6-21-16

firefighter overhauls kitchen with fire overhead

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fiery debris falls on firefighter pulling ceiling

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flames through roof during house fire

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firefighters battle house fire

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fire chiefs at fire scene

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firefighter outside house fire

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fire engines at fire scene

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firefighters rescue pet from house fire

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fire chief at fire scene

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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aftermath of house fire

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Antioch Fire Department fire engine

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Antioch Fire Department fire engine

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Antioch Fire Department tender

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Fox Lake FD tender

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4-Alarm fire in Antioch, 6-21-16

Excerpts from theDailyHerald.com:

One person was injured and a house destroyed in four-alarm fire on Hawthorn Lane in unincorporated Lake County near Antioch, fire officials said.

Chris Lienhardt, deputy chief of the Antioch Fire Protection District, said crews were called to the house at 5:19 a.m. with a report that a male was trapped inside. Heavy fire and smoke were visible in the rear of the structure when firefighters arrived on the scene.

Firefighters entered the house and pulled the male from the fire who was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

“This is what every firefighter trains for; to go in and put yourself in harm’s way to rescue someone,” Lienhardt said.

The fire went to a 4th alarm due to the lack of water in the area.

The house sustained extensive damage. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Area apparatus orders

Rosenbauer-Antioch Fire Department/First Fire Protection District, pumper. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 350-hp engine; Hale DSD 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 Class A foam system, Rosenbauer Green Star IRT 8-kW generator. Delivery in December.
E-ONE-Chatham Fire Protection District, wetside tanker. Peterbilt 348 cab and chassis; Paccar PX9 380-hp engine; Hale MBP 750-gpm PTO pump; 3,000-gallon polypropylene tank; three 10-inch electric dumps; Whelen warning light package. Delivery in July.
Pierce-Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District, pumper. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 400-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; top-mount controls. Delivery in October.
Marion-Maywood Fire Department, pumper. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank. Delivery in August.
Smeal/UST-Sauk Village Fire Department, Heritage Series pumper-tanker. Smeal Sirius cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 2,000-gallon tank; stainless steel body. Delivery in December.

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