Posts Tagged Huntley Fire Protection District

Ambulance remount for Huntley FPD

From Arrow Ambulances:

Here are a few pictures.  One right after we got the box lifted off of the chassis and the next couple are steps for paint prep- light removal, door disassembly etc.

Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

Arrow Ambulance photo

Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

Arrow Ambulance photo

Huntley FPD ambulance remount and refurb

Arrow Ambulance photo

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the NWherald.com:

Neither project required a referendum to move forward. Huntley Fire Chief Scott Ravagnie said about $14 million has been saved in the past eight years for various expansion projects to compensate for projected growth.

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As seen around … Huntley

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Here is a photo of the new battalion chief vehicles for Huntley FPD Battalion 930. 

Tyler Tobolt 
Huntley FPD Battalion 930

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As seen around … Huntley

Huntley FPD Engine 944

Huntley FPD Engine 944

Larry Shapiro photo

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MVA with entrapment in Lake in the Hills, 3-9-19

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire District firefighters responded to a crash Saturday afternoon (3/9/19) in the intersection of Algonquin Road and Harvest Gate Road. Companies found two cars with heavy damage. Two occupants of one car and one from the second car required transportation to the hospital. Firefighters removed two doors from one for the cars to access the driver. Two Algonquin ambulances and one from Huntley transported the patients. Other occupants of the second car were uninjured.

 

Firefighters using Hurst eDraulic rescue tools at crash scene

Larry Shapiro photo

panoramic view of crash scene with fire trucks and ambulances

Larry Shapiro photo

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Huntley FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

When it comes to the skills needed to fight fires and rescue victims, preparedness is second only to the physical ability to get the job done. Both attributes are what teams of firefighters all over the world are preparing to showcase at this year’s Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge (SFCC), which was developed as a way to encourage firefighter fitness, and to demonstrate to the public the physical challenges associated with the job.

Firefighters form an elite core of public servants and some of them work tirelessly to develop on the job skills and physical dexterity to compete for national titles.

Among those top competitors is the 2018 Grand National Champion team from Huntley who is gearing up for the 2019 competitive season. Firefighters Josh Roddy, Scott Sundquist, Eric Rose, and Eric Blaser form a local team called Huntley Fire. They are the first Illinois team in history to win the Grand National title at the SFCC, dubbed by ESPN as the toughest two minutes in sports. All of the members of the Huntley team have completed the challenge in less than 100 seconds, which places each of them in the Lion’s Den, an elite category of the SFCC and the highest recognized achievement for individuals in the SFCC.

The sport entails competing against other teams in a series of seven events that represent tasks firefighters routinely face while on the job. These include climbing a 5-story tower wearing full gear, breathing apparatus, and a 42 lb. hose pack; hoisting a 42 lb. roll of hose up the five-story tower; descending the tower hitting every step; the Keiser sled in which competitors force a 165 lb. steel beam a distance of five feet using a 9 lb. shot mallet; running a slalom through cones in full gear; carrying a 200-lb charged hose 75 feet through saloon doors to spray a target; and finally carrying a 6-foot tall, 175 lb. mannequin 106 feet to the finish line.

A very family-focused sport, the SFCC offers a Kids Firefighter Challenge at many of the regional events, where kids of all ages are outfitted with size-appropriate helmets and turn out coats and compete in challenges designed to mimic the SFCC events.

The sport is open to any firefighter. Firefighters can compete as individuals or as teams of three to five people. There are also opportunities for relay teams and tandem teams at each event.  For firefighters interested in trying their hand at competition, registration is underway for the season kick-off during the FDIC in Indianapolis, IN, on April 11-13. Firefighters can register online at www.firefighterchallenge.com.

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Huntley Fire Protection District news (more)

rendering of Huntley FPD headquarters station

Excerpts from the nwherald.com:

Plans for a new Huntley Fire Protection District station and an 8,700-square-foot expansion and renovations to its administrative building will be discussed at Thursday’s village board meeting at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 10987 Main St. Trustees heard about the expansion plans during a joint meeting with the fire protection district board in November.

The new 10,239-square-foot station would be at the southeast corner of Jim Dhamer Drive and Hennig Road, adjacent to the southwest corner. Data from a station location study requested by the district indicate that an additional fire station south of Sun City would have taken on about 600 of the district’s more than 5,000 calls from 2017.

The district’s building at 11118 Main St. serves as its administrative offices and maintenance facility, but by building a 8,700-square-foot addition, it would serve as the new headquarters. Should this occur, the district’s existing Station 1 and headquarters at 11808 Coral St. would be vacated and sold upon completion of the Main Street remodeling. The addition would include offices on the first floor, living quarters on the second floor and training facilities in the basement.

Huntley Deputy Fire Chief Al Schlick said frugal budgeting in the past 10 years will allow both projects to move forward without the need for a tax-based funding mechanism.

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New engine for Huntley FPD

drawing of a Spartan/Toyne fire engine for the Huntley FPD

New Spartan/Toyne fire engine for the Huntley FPD

click on the drawing to download a larger file

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Huntley Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the NWherald.com:

In 2017, the Huntley Fire Protection District responded to about 5,000 calls and already has taken more than 300 additional calls for 2018. Station 3 on Regency Parkway handled the most calls, likely because of its close proximity to the Sun City community, which experiences a large amount of emergency medical service calls.

Data from a station location study requested by the district indicated that an additional fire station south of Sun City would have taken on about 600 of the calls from 2017. And with few straight roads cutting through the neighborhood, response times are slightly longer. Therefore, the district is hoping to break ground on another fire station next spring to better serve the Sun City area. Three firefighters would staff the station 24 hours a day. There are no plans to hire any new personnel at this time, but the district will have enough staff to effectively operate all stations.

The district also is planning an 8,500-square-foot expansion to its facility on 11118 E. Main St. with the hope of moving operations at Station 1, 11808 Coral St., away from the downtown area. Last year, believing that it had outgrown its Coral Street station, the district looked into acquiring land on a vacant site at Route 47 and Mill St., which has been the target of other development proposals, such as an apartment building.

The expansion would make the East Main Street location a two-story building with a training room, office space and upstairs living quarters. The renovations also would provide an opportunity for the district to add resources designed to reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogenic materials.

The district would optimistically like to break ground on both projects by spring 2019. The new station would take seven to eight months to complete and the East Main Street building expansion probably would take a little longer and open some time in 2020.

The district’s board frugal budgeting over the past 10 years will allow both projects to move forward without the need for a tax-based funding mechanism.

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Huntley Fire Protection District news

house on fire in Huntley IL

Patricia White photo

Excerpts from the nwherald.com:

Theresa Jones was walking her dog with a friend about 11 a.m. Tuesday in Sun City Huntley when she heard and felt an explosion at a home she was walking past. Within 10 minutes a home in the 13400 block of Michigan Avenue was engulfed in black smoke and flames.

Huntley police and fire responded to the scene, and it took less than an hour to extinguish the blaze, Huntley Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Tim Flannigan said.

Two firefighters were injured at the scene, but they were treated and released Tuesday.

A cause for the fire still is under investigation. Officials did not comment on the estimated damage.

This is the second fire to have damaged a Sun City home this week.

On Sunday morning, firefighters were called to the 12000 block of Illinois Street for an attic fire that rendered a home uninhabitable.

Another fire in May destroyed two homes and at least one vehicle in the 14100 block of Saffron Trail.

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