From the Grayslake FD Twitter page:
Well Played Grayslake Police….Well Played!
Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:
A school bus with no children onboard rolled over Tuesday morning in a four-vehicle crash on Rollins Road near Sheldon Road.
According to the Grayslake Fire Department, three people were treated for minor injuries at the scene, which was called in to emergency dispatch at 8:16 a.m.
A driver and an attendant were the only people on the bus, which is assigned to Round Lake School District 116. Both got out of the bus through an emergency hatch before
first responderspolice and firefighters arrived.
Grayslake Police Cmdr. Brian Ernst said the bus was headed west on Rollins Road, a four-lane roadway, when a vehicle coming from the opposite direction tried to pass another car and lost control. The passing vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old Ingleside man, crossed the centerline and struck the bus, causing it to rollover on its side.
The first collision caused a secondary crash with two other vehicles involved.
An apparent lightning strike Thursday afternoon set the roof of a house on fire in Hainesville.
A 911 call came in at 12:20 p.m. for a house fire in the 200 block of Big Horn Drive, officials said, and first-responding crews arrived to find a quarter of the roof on fire.
The Lake County News-Sun reports that the Grayslake FPD was successful in passing a tax hike
In a recession-fueled funding pinch, the Grayslake Fire Protection District asked its residents for a tax increase through a referendum and they were rewarded Tuesday with a yes vote. With all 30 precincts reporting at 9 p.m., the unofficial “yes” vote totaled 5,003 or 54 percent of the vote. The “no” votes totaled 3,979, or 44 percent.
“We’re up by 54 percent so I think we feel pretty comfortable with that,” said Fire Chief John Christian, referring to the absentee and provincial ballots yet to be counted.
“I’m grateful to the voters,” he said.
The referendum was needed, he said, to ensure the department’s equipment and staffing keeps pace with service demands in the multi-community district.
The ballot question — requesting a tax rate increase of .16 percent per $100 of assessed valuation — was voted on by roughly 32,000 voters in Fremont Township, Grayslake, Gages Lakes, Wildwood, Third Lake and parts of Round Lake Park and Round Lake Beach.
According to the fire district, the increase would mean the owner of a home that has a market value of $100,000 would pay $53.32 more per year. The owner of a home with a market value of $300,000 would pay $159.96 more a year, officials said.
The district has operated on 9 percent less funding during the last five years, officials said. Expenses, however, have not gone down. The district operates three stations, the newest located near Saddlebrook Farms in Grayslake. Without a revenue increase, district officials indicated that a station may have to close in 2015 or 2016.
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More from Scott Peterson:
Not an inclusive photo gallery but many of the apparatus at Newports 4th alarm.
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This from Jeff Rudolph:
12/23/2013 .Fox Lake pulled a box alarm for a fire at 35859 Hunt around 1630 hrs today. First engine had a basement fire extending through the roof. Jeff Rudolph
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This from Matthew Goss:
Hey CAF Admins,Love the website, you guys do a fantastic job. I saw Grayslake had their new ambulance come in at Advocate Condell Thursday afternoon. Its a 2012 Ford F-450/Road Rescue Ultramedic Type 1 ambulance listed as 2740. I do not know what station it is out of, but I’m thinking it’s Station 3. The guys i talked to said they got it in service a week or two ago. If you want to update the website showing it that’d be great. I did not get a picture as Condell’s ambulance bay was full at the time.Keep it upMatthew G
Tim Olk was in Grayslake yesterday as divers searched for a missing boater and submitted a few images from the scene.
Grayslake Fire Dept 4th Alarm Side Scan Sonar Box And 3rd Alarm Divers Box Gages Lake
Gurnee has two units due late this summer:
Grayslake has one unit coming this summer:
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