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Batavia Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

A fire destroyed a vehicle in a one-car garage and damaged four townhouses in Batavia Friday night.

No one was injured in the fire that began at about 8:15 p.m. at a unit on the 400 block of Mill Street on the city’s west side, Batavia Deputy Fire Chief Craig Hanson said.

Crews from numerous fire departments were called in to assist with containing the fire, which was originally reported as vehicle on fire in a garage but was upgraded to a structure fire as the flames spread to a second-floor bedroom above the garage and then into three connected townhouse units.

Firefighters from Geneva, St. Charles, Cortland, South Elgin, Warrenville, and West Chicago assisted at the scene.

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New ambulance for Batavia

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis 
Batavia FD Medic 52

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rear of ambulance with chevron striping

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Batavia FD Medic 52

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new ambulance interior

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New deputy chief named in Batavia

Excerpts from the KaneCountyChronicle.com:

During a firefighting career than has spanned nearly three decades, Ed Jancauskas has been a leader at the Batavia Fire Department. He will be sworn in as the new fire deputy at the March 7 meeting of the Batavia City Council.

As deputy chief, Jancauskas will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the department, from vehicle maintenance to safety programs.

Six persons, all from within the department, applied for the deputy post, Fire Chief Randy Deicke said, and Jancauskas scored highest in the testing process.

After high school, Jancauskas was serving in the U.S. Navy when he was first exposed to firefighting and decided to pursue it as a career. Jancauskas joined the Batavia Fire Department in 1987 as a paid-on-call firefighter, and went full time in 1990.

By 1999, Jancauskas had been promoted to lieutenant, serving as a shift commander. He finally was appointed a battalion chief in 2007.

With 23 full-time firefighters and a paid-on-call crew of between 27 and 35, Jancauskas and the command staff are managing a force with many young people.

Jancauskas replaces Randy Banker, who took a firefighting post in Wisconsin.

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Batavia deputy chief to take job in Wisconsin

Excerpts from the Gazettextra.com:

Come January, an Edgerton native will take the helm of the Janesville Fire Department.

Randall R. Banker, a deputy fire chief at the Batavia Fire Department in Illinois, will replace Jim Jensen, 61, after Jensen retires from a six-year tenure as fire chief. Banker and the city agreed Wednesday to a contract that will pay $105,000 a year. Banker’s start date will be Jan. 5, 2016. He will go from a deputy chief who helped supervise 72 employees in a Chicago suburb of about 26,000 people to the leader of a 93-person department in Janesville, a city more than twice as large.

Banker will arrive about five months before the department unwraps a new, $9 million downtown headquarters that will end the days of cramped and makeshift office spaces. But he will also have to contend with what city and fire officials have said is one of the lowest firefighters-per capita rates in the state.

Janesville will be the third department to employ Banker. He spent his first five years as a firefighter and shift commander in Geneva, Illinois. In 1989, he joined Batavia. He was named battalion chief in 2006 and deputy fire chief in 2012, a position for which he was paid about $126,000, according to his resume. A year after becoming deputy, Banker received a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Columbia Southern University in Alabama.

In Batavia, Banker has also been active outside the department.  He chaired a consortium of eight area fire departments that frequently shared resources, helped create a regional training academy for firefighters, and helped develop a safety program for officers in several fire departments.

Janesville began a national search for Jensen’s replacement in the summer. About 40 individuals applied, which Vick called a shocking tally.

The Police and Fire Commission — a five-person committee that handles hiring, promotion and disciplinary matters for the police and fire departments — narrowed the field down to Banker and four other applicants. Included in that group was Jim Ponkauskas, the deputy chief of emergency medical services in Janesville and a 21-year veteran of the department.

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Box Alarm in Batavia, 4/25/15

This from John Tulipano:

On Saturday April 25th at approximately 6:55pm Batavia was dispatched to an automatic alarm at 601 Kingslands Dr. Companies arrived to find heavy smoke in the building, and subsequently upgraded to a general alarm and then to a MABAS box alarm.

The fire was knocked down quickly, but heavy smoke remained throughout the building and a special call was made for the MVU from MABAS Division 1 to assist in ventilation.
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mobile ventilation used to clear smoke from warehouse

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mobile ventilation used to clear smoke from warehouse

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New engine for Batavia (more)

This from John Tulipano:

New Batavia Eng 1 2015 E-One Typhoon at St Charles’ General Alarm on 2-6-15

Batavia FD E-ONE fire engine

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Batavia FD E-ONE fire engine

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As seen around … Batavia & Aurora

This from Christopher T. Holmes:

Here are photos of Batavia’s new engine on a call for assistance with a smoke detector. Also here is a photo of Aurora’s new buggy for the Training Division Battalion Chief 
E-ONE fire engine

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Fire department Ford Explorer

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new engine for Batavia (more)

Martin Nowak found several photos of the new E-ONE engine for Batavia on the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Batavia Fire Department New Delivery

By Fire Service, Inc. · Updated on Friday
Congratulations and Thank You to the Batavia Fire Department, Batavia, IL on their purchase/delivery of a new 2014 E-One pumper.
E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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New engine for Batavia

This from Brian Murphy:

Here are a few ‘quickie’ pictures of our brand-new E-One Typhoon 1500-GPM pumper.  It should be in-service at Station 1 within the next 2 weeks after all firefighters receive training.  It’s our first E-One- can’t wait to try it out!
E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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E-ONE Typhoon fire engine

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New engine for Batavia

From the Fire Service , Inc. Facebook page … image of the new Batavia engine being built

Fire engine being built

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Fire engine being built

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Fire engine being built

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