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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

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New tower ladder for Buffalo Grove (more)

Production at E-ONE has begun on the new tower ladder for Buffalo Grove so #142765

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Buffalo Grove trustees Monday approved a new salary agreement with the Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighter/Paramedic Association that runs from May 1, 2020 until April 30, 2021 and raises the salaries of firefighters/paramedics 2.5% and fire lieutenants 2%. The budget impact is $111,000. The salary agreement is separate from the main collective bargaining agreement, which was scheduled to end April 30. But trustees extended that agreement through Oct. 31, in recognition of employees’ response to the pandemic.

During the virtual meeting, a resident called in and told trustees that the village should be more focused on funding pensions. “Where is the shared sacrifice?” he added. “I understand we want to be there for front-line workers during a pandemic. But let’s be for them by making sound decisions for the long-term financial health of this village. Let’s take this money and fund their pensions more instead.” He also expressed concern starting salaries for firefighter/paramedics would move from $64,000 under the old agreement to $71,000 after one year under the new agreement.

The village is funding pensions at 78%, which is considered acceptable.

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Multi-vehicle crash in Buffalo Grove 2-19-20

Buffalo Grove police officers and firefighters were sent to Dundee Road and Golfview Terrace Wednesday evening (2/19/20) during rush hour for a multi-vehicle crash with extrication. Units arrived to find three cars with moderate to heavy damage but no entrapment. Paramedics from Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights evaluated the drivers of ll three cars but no transports were made.

Ferrara Inferno fire truck

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heavy damage to car after a crash

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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Buffalo Grove Firefighters at crash scene

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heavy damage to car after a crash

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Buffalo Grove will not ask the Illinois Supreme Court to overturn a landmark lower court ruling that grants full pension benefits to the widow of Kevin Hauber, a village firefighter who died in 2018 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

Village Manager Dave Bragg announced the decision in a written statement Tuesday, stating that while the village continues to disagree with the decision, it will no longer challenge it in court. The decision to end the litigation comes a little more than two weeks after a state appellate court upheld a Lake County judge’s decision awarding a full pension — about $101,549 a year — to Kimberly Hauber.

Kevin Hauber, 51, died in January 2018, after a nearly 24-year career with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. The village’s fire pension board later determined that his cancer was caused by his work as a firefighter, making his survivors eligible for full line-of-duty benefits. The village disputed the finding, arguing that Hauber’s family instead should receive 75% of his pension, about $76,161 a year. The difference, according to the village, will amount to about $1.7 million.

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Working fire in Buffalo Grove, 1-5-20

Buffalo Grove firefighters were called to the Dengeos Restaurant at 195 W. Dundee Road Sunday night (1/5/20) for a reported fire. Police officers reported smoke outside the building traveling across the road. Companies had flames visible through the trim on the C-D corner of the building with smoke inside. The alarm was upgraded to a Code 4 for additional units. Firefighters vented the roof and tore away at the siding to find heavy charring along the corner of the building. 

Units at the scene included Buffalo Grove Quint 25, Engine 26, Engine 27, Ambulance 25, Ambulance 26, Battalion 4, Car 208, and the deputy chief. Out of town companies included Arlington Heights Engine 4, Ambulance 4, and Battalion 1; Long Grove Squad 55 and Battalion 55; Palatine Engine 82 and Ambulance 82; Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Squad 51, Prospect Heights Engine 39, and ambulances from Lake Forest and the Nunda Rural FPD. 

 

Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters use saw to vent roof

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Buffalo Grove FD Quint 27

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Firefighters use chain saws at fire

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The financial future of the family of a 51-year-old Buffalo Grove firefighter who died of colon cancer will soon be decided by a trio of appellate court judges who on Tuesday began considering a decision to award his widow and their four children her late husband’s full pension benefits.

The case involves the Village of Buffalo Grove’s appeal to the Second District Appellate Court to overturn a 100% line of duty death pension benefit award to the family of late Firefighter Kevin Hauber. The move to award full pension benefits was approved by the village’s Firefighters’ Pension Board in 2018 and upheld earlier this year by a Lake County Circuit Court judge.

Village officials said earlier this year that they appealed the lower court’s ruling to award Kevin Hauber’s widow the 100% line of duty death pension benefit award due to concerns that it could set what they described as, a dangerous and costly legal precedent. The village attorney said while Kevin Hauber provided 23 years of honorable service to the village, including some 127 calls that involved a fire, the burden of proof to receive the 100% line of duty benefit was not met under the state’s statutory requirements.

“There is no direct evidence of whether he was actually exposed to carcinogens and toxic smoke” that caused him to develop colon cancer, Nichols said.

One of the attorneys representing the Hauber family, disagreed, saying that the village’s job description for firefighters states that part of the job duties involve situations where they will be exposed to various toxic substances, including carcinogenic materials.

Appellate Justice Joseph Birkett on Tuesday said the lower court before making a ruling reviewed Hauber’s medical history, which found no history of colon cancer in his family, which was affirmed by genetic testing.

“He was 51, and otherwise in good health, and was not a drinker, and there’s no genetic predisposition found, and he was exposed to fires. The village’s own job description describes exposure to toxic substances,” Birkett said. “Firefighters are exposed to cancerous substances, and in this case, there’s proof in the record that he was exposed to smoke and chemicals.”

The village attorney told the justices to consider that Hauber never filed a formal complaint with the department regarding concerns about any incidents in which he may have been exposed to toxic chemicals.

Village officials have said that Hauber’s widow and daughters are entitled to a surviving spouse benefit, which is equal to 75% of her late husband’s final salary of $101,549, or $76,161 annually. The Buffalo Grove Firefighters Pension Board awarded the additional pension benefit of about $25,000 annually to the Hauber family, a ruling based on the pension board’s conclusion that his service as a firefighter caused his colon cancer, of which he died in January 2018.

Village officials have said previously that they appealed the lower court judge’s ruling to uphold the 100% pension benefit to the Hauber family, as it would cost the village an estimated additional $1.7 million due to the line of duty death award.

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news

Retired and active Buffalo Grove firefighters, friends, and family members gathered this morning (5/22/19) at Station 25 to congratulate Lieutenant Mark Anderson on 28 years of service to the village as he completed his final shift.

Buffalo Grover FD Chief Mike Baker and Lieutenant Mark Anderson

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retired Firefighter receives American flag

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retired Firefighter receives honorary street sign

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Firefighters line up to honor retiring Firefighter

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Retirement of Buffalo Grove FD Lieutenant Mark Anderson 5-22-19

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Buffalo Grove Fire Department news (more)

Retired and active Buffalo Grove firefighters, friends, and family members gathered this morning (5/4/19) at Station 26 to congratulate Battalion Chief Brian Barna on 29 years of service to the village as he completed his final shift.

Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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Buffalo Grove FD Battalion Chief Brian Barna retirement

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