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Fox River & Countryside FPD updates

The Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District released the following article on the recent opening of their new fire station.

The Board of Trustees of Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District (FRC) is proud to announce the opening and staffing of Fire Station #3 located at 34W500 Carl Lee Dr. This station replaces a temporary facility. The planning and construction process began almost 2 years ago in order to better serve the residents located on the east side of the district including Valley View, Fox River Estates, the Village of Wayne, and areas west of the Fox River.

Your new station began operation on February 27 and is fully staffed with firefighter/paramedics. The 15,000 sq/ft. facility was constructed for $2,500,000. Fire apparatus includes an engine, a water tender, an Advance Life Support (ALS) ambulance, a rescue boat, and various support vehicles and equipment. An area in the station has been designated for housing of MABAS equipment to meet specialty rescue and EMS needs. The district will be hosting a formal open house in the early spring once landscaping and outside work is completed.

The opening of this station is the second phase of a comprehensive plan to meet district fire and EMS needs. The third phase will involve construction and staffing of Station#2, to be located at Crane & Bolcum Rds. The timeline for this phase will be dependent on the availability of funding for the facility, apparatus, and personnel required.

FRC has recently become a Registered Agency with the Commission of Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). This is the first step in achieving accreditation. During an extensive process, ten critical areas of department operations will be evaluated against standards and best practices. Continued high levels of operational, administrative, and fiscal actions result from this process. One of the first steps will consist of evaluation and development of a Standard of Cover. This process identifies current community risks against resources available. Each department has differing risks requiring differing resources. More on the accreditation process will appear in future newsletters. 

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Fox River & Countryside FPD updates

Here is an update from the Alexis website on the construction of the new engine for Fox River & Countryside.

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Alexis Fire Equipment photo

fire engine being built

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

fire engine being built

Alexis Fire Equipment photo

This from John Tulipano:

Fox River and Countryside has moved station 3 into a brand new facility at 6N330 Route 25 in St Charles.

I have attached a few photos taken back in January. I drove by recently and the new station is occupied (but not totally completed) and the old station is closed.
Here is the link for the ground breaking.  Here is a link stating that they moved in February 27, 2014.
fire station under construction

John Tulipano photo

fire station being built

John Tulipano photo

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New engine for Fox River Countryside Fire Rescue

From the Alexis Fire Apparatus website:

For the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District

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New engine being built at Alexis for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. Alexis photo

fire engine being built

New engine being built at Alexis for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District. Alexis photo

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Fox River & Countryside FPD looks to Station 3

The Daily Herald has an article about the pursuit of a third station for the Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District.

Construction on a new Station No. 3 that actually sits within the coverage area of the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District might begin by the end of the year if the permitting process continues to find the same success with Kane County officials it did Wednesday.

Fire district trustees brought the plans to county board members for the first time. Fire District officials approved a $150,000 purchase of 2.2 acres of land at 6N330 Route 25 near St. Charles in February. The district purchased the land as is from a bank following a $654,000 judgment against the former owner.

If approved by the full county board, the district will abandon the space it rents in South Elgin for Station No. 3. The entire station would move to the Route 25 location and have access off Carl Lee Road. The location is in the middle of the area with the largest concentration of calls for Station No. 3, unincorporated Valley View, fire officials said.

The county board’s Development Committee gave an initial approval to the plans Wednesday after learning the station has the support of the neighboring subdivision, several local homeowner associations and the Village of Wayne.

The station would also make frequent use of both the Stearns Road Bridge, completed in December 2010 by the county, and the Red Gate Bridge, completed in August 2011 by St. Charles. In fact, fire district attorney Ken Shepro said the new Station No. 3 will be closer to St. Charles North High School than any of the city’s existing fire stations.

City officials initially fought against the formation of the new fire district, but Shepro said the new station may be a chance for an armistice.

The plans still need approval from the full county board before the district can move toward construction.

The complete article is HERE.

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House fire Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue 3-22-13

This from Matt Tessler:

Here are some pictures of Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District. They had a two story, wood frame, vacant house approximately 80 x 30. Tenders from West Chicago, Bartlett, St. Charles, Pingree Grove, South Elgin, and Fox River and Countryside.   Photos taken by Matt Tessler.

 

house fire Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District 3-22-13

photo by Matt Tessler

house fire Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District 3-22-13

photo by Matt Tessler

house fire Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District 3-22-13

photo by Matt Tessler

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Area fire truck photos

Photos from Christopher T. Holmes for Bensenville Big Rock, and Fox River & Countryside.

Big Rock FPD ambulance

Big Rock FPD ambulance. Christopher T. Holmes photo

Bensenville FD tower ladder

Bensenville tower ladder. Christopher T. Holmes photo

Fox River & Countryside FPD staff car

Fox River & Countryside staff car. Christopher T. Holmes photo

Big Rock FPD tanker

Big Rock FPD tanker. Christopher T. Holmes photo

Fox River & Countryside FPD boat

Fox River & Countryside boat. Christopher T. Holmes photo

Fox River & Countryside FPD reserve engine

Fox River & Countryside reserve engine. Christopher T. Holmes photo

 

 

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Live fire training in Woodstock 10-19-12 (update)

More images and a video from the training at 3761 Glen Eagle Drive in Woodstock last week. An earlier training sessions was posted HERE.

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Upon completion of the training, the owner will farm all of the land again. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

A future firefighter came to view the training. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Firefighters observe the fire’s behavior as it travels across the ceiling and enters the adjacent room. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Seasoned firefighters pair with newer members to experience some heat and learn about the fire’s behavior. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

One of the fire-starters takes a shift inside the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire thermal imaging camera

A thermal imaging camera and the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire firefighters silhouette

Two firefighters with a hand-line prepare to control the fire’s spread. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire

Another young observer indicates to the photographer the location of the fire. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire firefighter grunge

A firefighter takes a breather. Larry Shapiro photo

Woodstock Fire Rescue District training fire Pierce Arrow XT engine

Woodstock Engine 833 drafts from a portable tank to supply hand-lines that are used to protect the exposure building as fire consumes the house. Larry Shapiro photo

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District

An engine from the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District supplies a hand-line for exposure protection at the opposite end of the street. Larry Shapiro photo

 

A large gallery with more images can be viewed HERE.

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Live fire training in Woodstock

The Woodstock Fire Protection District continues to train in a group of  model homes that was offered for their use. Yesterday, yet another house provided multiple evolutions for room burns before it was burned to the ground. Tim Olk and Larry Shapiro were on hand to photograph the day’s events.

Tim submitted several images.

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

A firefighter overhauls a second floor bedroom after a series of burns was completed. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

Smoke escapes the room of origin into the hallway. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

Instructors light a fire for one of the training evolutions. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

Several instructors admire their handiwork before the evolution begins. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

An engine from the Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District supplies a hand line for exposure protection. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

As the house is allowed to burn, Woodstock Engine 33 operates in the street to supply lines for exposure protection. Tim Olk photo

Woodstock Fire Protection District training

An artistic interpretation of the fire scene. Tim Olk photo

Tim has many images which can be viewed HERE.

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Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue updated

Bill Friedrich submitted images of the Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District apparatus that has been missing from the site. Included are the shift commander buggy, two utilities, and the long awaited 1993 X-Bartlett Seagrave with the new paint job. (it’s third life-time color scheme)

Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue District Seagrave Engine 1821

Engine 1821 is the front-line engine out of Station 3. Bill Friedrich photo

Bartlett Fire District 1993 Seagrave engine

1993 Seagrave engine as painted for the Bartlett Fire District prior to being sold to the Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue District. Larry Shapiro photo

Bartlett Fire District Engine 662

When the Seagrave was repainted black over red to reflect a changeover in the apparatus fleet, it was in service as Engine 662. The new lettering no longer included "Countryside" as part of the district's name. Larry Shapiro photo

Bartlett Fire Protection District Engine 612 Seagrave

The Seagrave was originally Engine 612 when it was delivered in 1993. At that time, the entire Bartlett fleet was painted yellow and the lettering displayed Bartlett & Countryside Fire protection District. Larry Shapiro collection

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Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District added

The Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District has been added to the site. Bill Friedrich submitted images of the stations and apparatus. The new department went ‘live’ earlier this year with two stations, full-time personnel, and apparatus which is both new and used. The new apparatus includes two Medtec ambulances, and an engine plus two tankers on IHC 4400 chassis from Alexis. Used apparatus includes an ambulance from the Morrison Hospital, a small rescue from Rock Island, and engines from North Park and Bartlett.

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District patch

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District ambulances

Ambulances at Station 1 include a new Medtec Type I and a used Medtec Type III. Bill Friedrich photo

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District Station 1

Station 1 is located at 40W361 Route 64 in St. Charles. Bill Friedrich photo

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District Tanker 1841

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