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New engine for the Cary FPD

new fire engine design for the Cary FPD

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Cary Fire Protection District news

From the Cary Fire Protection District:

The Cary Fire Protection District sadly announces the passing of retired Deputy Chief William “Bill” Gitzke. Bill, 76, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 15, 2019 surrounded by family.

He was born February 15, 1943 in his parents’ home on West Main Street in Cary.

His faith was of utmost importance to him.  Bill was an active member of Cary’s St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where he attended school and was an alter boy.

He attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin and went on to attend the electronics and technology program at DeVry University in Chicago.  Bill was drafted into the United States Army in 1965 being stationed in Germany until he returned home in 1967.

After returning from the Army, Bill married the love of his life, Carol.  Together they raised two children, a daughter, Shelly Van Anrooy and son William “Billy” Gitzke.

Bill owned and operated G Communications, where he installed and repaired communications systems for public safety agencies across Illinois.  He was well known and respected throughout the county for his knowledge of communications equipment.

Bill followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a paid-on-call member of the Cary Fire Protection District in 1961.  After completing firefighter and emergency medical technician training, he was promoted to lieutenant, then captain, then assistant chief, and finally deputy chief, the department’s second in command.

Being a firefighter was not just a career to him, it was a life long passion.  Bill always went above and beyond the call of duty.  After serving 51 years, Bill retired from the Cary Fire Protection District in February 2013, becoming the longest serving member in the department’s history.  Bill’s love of the fire service continued to be a family tradition when his son Billy, became the third generation of Gitzke’s to serve the Cary Fire Protection District.  Father and son worked side by side for 15 years.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carol, daughter Shelly Van Anrooy, son William Gitzke, grandchildren Brenna and Chase Van Anrooy, Katelyn, Samantha, Grace, Billy, and Joey Gitzke, his sister Linda Verdung, and many relatives on both sides of the family.

 

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fire department funeral

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New engine for Cary FPD

From the Legacy Fire Apparatus Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Cary Fire Protection District on the contract for your new pumper! Thank you for your continued trust in Sutphen and Legacy.

Cary FPD buys new fire engine

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New tower ladder for the Cary Fire Protection District (more)

Delivery photos of the new Sutphen tower ladder for the Cary FPD

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Sutphen SPH 100

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Sutphen SPH 100

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New tower ladder for the Cary Fire Protection District (more)

Production photos of the new tower ladder for the Cary Fire Protection District from the Legacy Fire Apparatus Facebook page

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New ambulance for Cary FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand new custom Horton conversion on a Ford F550 chassis.
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Cary Fire Protection District news

Cary Fire Protection District receives ISO Class 2 rating

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New tower ladder for the Cary Fire Protection District (more)

This from the Cary FPD:

Attached find a picture of the cab for our new Sutphen Aerial Tower that is currently under construction.  We are still looking at a late summer to early fall completion date.  

fire truck being built by Sutpehn Fire Trucks

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Cary Fire Protection District news (more)

Retirement of Cary FPD Chief Jeff Macko 01-08-2019

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