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Greater Round Lake FPD news (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Voters Tuesday overwhelmingly supported the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District’s request to borrow $4.5 million to modernize facilities and equipment. Now, the district is putting the money to use.

The district asked to borrow the money primarily to modernize and maintain fire stations. Among the concerns district officials hope to address is the outdated, inefficient layout of Station 1, which was built in 1946. Currently, the crew stays in a converted space on the second floor, far from the apparatus. They want to redesign the building so they can have the crew quarters next to the apparatus bay to speed up response times and eliminate a potentially dangerous middle-of-the-night rush from the beds to the trucks.

District officials had already hired an architect to help estimate the cost of the Station 1 plan. Now that the money is on its way they will form a committee and devise a plan. They will tackle projects that don’t involve construction first, including putting a new roof on Station 3 and upgrading the sleeping quarters in Station 2.

The district already has a head start on ordering a new truck funded by the $4.5 million. They went out to bid and, with voters’ approval, the work to custom build the truck will begin.

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Greater Round Lake FPD news

Excerpts from the Dailyherald.com:

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District is asking voters to give them permission to borrow $4.5 million on Nov. 6.

Fire Station 1 is outdated which makes getting from the second-floor living space to the apparatus floor an unnecessarily long and potentially dangerous journey, according to Fire Chief Greg Formica. Station 1 was constructed in 1946 to be used by a small volunteer crew. In the 72 years since, the population of the 15-square-mile district has jumped to about 53,000 people.

Now a crew of 7 to 8 firefighters stay in the building 24 hours a day. Firefighters stays in a converted space on the second floor far from the trucks. While there is a fire pole, it isn’t in a good location so the firefighters use the stairs.

They would solve the issue by building a new living area on the first floor next to the apparatus bay. Other building issues that the borrowed money would address include leaky roofs and patchy parking lots at several district stations.

The district doesn’t have detailed plans drawn up yet, but they paid an architect to help estimate the cost of the Station 1 plan and other projects they hope to fund. They haven’t gone to voters for a referendum since 1979, and that was to provide ambulance service.

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District includes most or all of Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, and Hainesville.

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New engine for Round Lake

The Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District has ordered a pumper from Custom Fab & Body with a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis, a  1,250-gpm pump, and an 800-gallon water tank.  Delivery in June 2019.

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Greater Round Lake FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider visited the Greater Round Lake FPD where two grants totaling over $600,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency were used to purchase an exhaust system and air packs for firefighters over the past two years.

Schneider is hosting a grant workshop May 14 with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Sen. Tammy Duckworth. 

The morning session will focus on grants available to local governments, primarily villages and cities, through a panel of grant professionals who will outline what kind of projects would qualify for grant funding.

Panelists will include representatives from FEMA, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Transportation, Illinois Treasurer’s Office, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, and more.

The afternoon session will focus on grants available to non-profits and individuals, with a panel of professionals from FEMA, the nonprofit organization Forefront, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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House fire in Round Lake, 1-18-18

This from Jeff Rudolph:

01/18/2018 – 222 W. North Channel dr.

A neighbor reported light smoke coming from a home just before noon. First company on scene reported heavy smoke, and found fire on the second floor. Battalion 26 requested a MABAS alarm to the box level. The fire was held to the second floor. No one was home at the time of the fire.

Jeff Rudolph

house fire scene

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Fox Lake FPD Squad 52

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Fox Lake FPD Squad 52

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Round Lake FPD Engine 2623

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House fire in Crystal Lake, 4-15-17

Photos from Steve Redick of apparatus at the scene of a house fire at 4005 Illinois Street in Crystal Lake within the Nunda Rural FPD 4/14/17. A Box Alarm for tenders was called to provide a water supply.

Crystal Lake FD fire engine

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Cary FPD tender

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Nunda Rural FPD mini pumper

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Nunda Rural FPD Engine 41

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Grayslake FPD tanker

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Union FPD tanker

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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire engine

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McHenry Township FPD fire truck

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Round Lake FPD fire engine

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Mundelein Fire Department Truck 431

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Fox Lake FPD fire engine

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Fox River Grove FPD tanker

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Nunda Rural FPD Engine 45

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Nunda Rural FPD Engine 41

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Greater Round Lake FPD news

From the Kards, Inc. Facebook page:

And that’s a wrap! This was a great project that turned out absolutely fantastic! Now that this engine is back at the station, it will get all of its brand new upgraded LED lights put in making this 2004 Spartan/3D look like it just rolled off the showroom floor yesterday!

Round Lake FPD fire engine

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Round Lake FPD fire engine

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Round Lake FPD fire engine

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Round Lake FPD fire engine

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Round Lake FPD fire engine

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fire truck being painted

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fire truck being painted

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fire truck being painted

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fire engine being repaired

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fire engine being repaired

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fire engine being repaired

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Round Lake FPD fire engine

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2-Alarm house fire in Round Lake Park, 12-13-16 (more)

click here for a brief pre-arrival video of the 2-Alarm house fire in Round Lake Park 12-13-16
Fire sweeps through Round Lake home

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2-Alarm house fire in Round Lake Park, 12-13-16

The Round Lake FPD had a 2-alarm fire in a house at 344 Biros Lane in Round Lake Park.

house engulfed in flames

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This from Scott Peterson:

When co’s arrived heavy fire thru-out entire attic & roof and part of 2nd floor as well as rear of house.

house fire scene at night

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fire truck at night fire scene

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fire truck at night fire scene

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house fire scene at night

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house fire scene at night

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house fire scene at night

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house fire scene at night

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fire truck at night fire scene

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house fire scene at night

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fire truck at night fire scene

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house fire scene at night

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fire truck at night fire scene

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fire truck at night fire scene

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2-Alarm fire in Round Lake Park, 9-1-16

This from Jeff Rudolph:

09/01/16 0930 549 Indian Trail, Round Lake Park,IL

Round Lake and Grayslake responded for a reported structure fire, and found a one-story home well involved. Command upgraded to a box alarm. The main body of fire was quickly extinguished, but the fire had extended into the attic space. Crews attempted to gain access from below, but soon realized that the pitched roof was put on over an existing flat roof, so the only way to extinguish was from above. The fire soon went defensive and Libertyville’s tower was put to work knocking down the fire. One resident was transported for a check up. The State Fire Marshal’s office was contacted for a K9 to check for accelerants, as the homeowner claimed someone set the house on fire.

Jeff Rudolph

firefighters on house roof with flames

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firefighters on house roof with flames

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firefighters on house roof with flames

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firefighters on house roof with heavy smoke

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firefighters on house roof with heavy smoke

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firefighters on house roof with heavy smoke

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firefighters battle house fire

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