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Gurnee Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Fred Friedl’s long tenure as the Gurnee fire chief ended abruptly this week when Mayor Kristina Kovarik chose not to reappoint him. Kovarik said she informed Friedl last week she would relieve him of the post he’s held for nearly 20 years. She declined to discuss her reasons for replacing him.

“Everyone who takes these positions knows you have to be reappointed every year,” Kovarik said. “I decided not to reappoint him.”

Asked Wednesday about Friedl’s departure, Village Administrator Patrick Muetz said the village respects the privacy of its employees and does not publicly discuss personnel matters.

On Monday, Kovarik recommended that Deputy Chief John Kavanagh, the department’s deputy chief for more than 10 years, be named acting fire chief. The village board voted unanimously to accept the appointment.

He said Kovarik asked him last week if he would be willing to lead the department while village leaders search for a full-time chief.

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FDIC 2017

This from Larry Shapiro:

I found two units from Chicago area fire departments on display at this year’s FDIC. The new Gurnee squad displayed by E-ONE in the REV Group booth. The Fox Lake FPD engine is i the Alexis booth in the Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Fox Lake FPD Engine 24 on display in the Alexis Fire Apparatus booth at the 2017 FDIC in Indianapolis. Larry Shapiro photo

Gurnee FD Squad 1352

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Gurnee FD squad 1352

Gurnee FD squad 1352 built by E-ONE on display at the 2017 FDIC in Indianapolis. Larry Shapiro photo

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Firefighters play hockey for charity

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New squad for Gurnee (more)

Completion photos from E-ONE of the new squad for Gurnee so #140715

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new fire truck for the Gurnee Fire Department

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new fire truck for the Gurnee Fire Department

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new fire truck for the Gurnee Fire Department

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new fire truck for the Gurnee Fire Department

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Firefighters play hockey for charity

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New squad for Gurnee (more)

Updated production photos of the new squad being built by E-ONE for Gurnee so#140715

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New squad for Gurnee (more)

Updated production photos of the new squad being built by E-ONE for Gurnee so#140715

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Zion Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Gurnee has signed off on a five-year deal to provide emergency dispatching services to Zion, a move expected to be financially beneficial to both towns.

Dispatching consolidation has been occurring in several suburbs because of a 2015 state law dictating that a 911 operation cannot serve fewer than 25,000 residents. Compliance must occur by July 1.

Zion will pay Gurnee a prorated share of a first-year base fee of $875,000 starting July 1 for dispatching the city’s fire and police calls through April 30, 2018. The contact will run from May 1 through April 30 in each of the final four years and require payments to increase annually by 3.5 percent or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less.

In addition, Zion must place roughly $160,000 it receives annually from taxpayers for emergency dispatching into a fund controlled by a new joint 911 board with Gurnee.

Zion officials said they expect six or seven of the city’s dispatchers will be hired by Gurnee.

Gurnee representatives presented their offer to the Zion 911 board in April. Officials said the village’s dispatching operation is ready to grow and take on more clients such as Zion, which acknowledged a poor financial situation and an inability to upgrade 911 operations.

Elsewhere in Lake County, Lake Zurich in April added Wauconda’s police and fire emergency calls to a 911 client roster that already had Hawthorn Woods, Island Lake, Kildeer and Tower Lakes on it.

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New squad for Gurnee (more)

Updated production photos of the new squad being built by E-ONE for Gurnee so#140715

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fire truck being built

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New squad for Gurnee

E-ONE has begun production of the new squad for Gurnee so#140715

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