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Lisbon Seward Fire Protection District news

From a reader:

Please post the article, now that this is public info. The readers need to be made aware of how an incompetent board can destroy our volunteer fire department, believing they are above the law and rule with an iron fist. Thank You for being supportive of our cause!


Lisbon Seward Fire Protection District news

The following proposal was presented to the Lisbon Seward Fire Protection District,  Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting, August 21, 2018. Our community should be proud of this dedicated group of volunteer firefighters for taking these measures to protect the residents of our fire district.  Please read and show your support.
Lisbon Seward Fire Protection District proposal


Area apparatus orders

New area apparatus orders:

  • Hanover Park Fire Department; a Pierce PUC pumper with an Enforcer cab and chassis; 1,500/750. Delivery in June 2016.
  • New Lenox Fire Department; a Pierce pumper with an Enforcer cab and chassis; 1,500/750/30F. Delivery in June 2016.
  • Newark Fire Protection District; an Alexis pumper with a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; 1,500/1,000/20F. Delivery in August 2016.
  • Schaumburg Fire Department; a Pierce 100-foot aerial platform with a Velocity cab and chassis. Delivery in September 2016.
  • Lisbon-Seward Fire Protection District, Yorkville; an Alexis tanker with a Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; 750/3,000. Delivery in August 2016.
thanks Ron

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Fire departments compete at festival

Excerpts from the

… each year at the Grundy County Corn Festival, staff from local districts and departments take their fight to the streets, where they battle using fire hoses to get a barrel past their opponent to take home bragging rights in the annual water fight contest.

… there is a method to the madness that many who come out to watch probably don’t understand … the idea is to get the weight off the pulley that attaches the barrel to the line … once the weight is off the pulley, a steady stream can knock the barrel back over the opposing team’s head, leading to victory.

The sidewalks were packed three and four people deep with spectators and younger water visitors stood in the empty parking stalls hoping to get wet from the fireman’s advancing hoses.

The kids stood, arms stretched wide, as they waited for the water to rain down on their heads as they ran and giggled under the drops. Among the spectators are often the spouses, children and parents of the firefighters.

Just like any family, firefighters often step up for one another. Some firefighters battle for more than one district to make sure there are enough people for everyone to compete. As long as they aren’t the nozzle operator for the neighboring team, they can still compete with their own team.

There were 11 teams battling recently for the championship: three from Morris Fire Protection District, two from Lisle Woodridge Fire Protection District, and one each from South Wilmington Fire Protection District, Mazon Fire Protection District, Chatsworth Fire Protection District, Braidwood Fire Protection District, Lisbon-Seward Fire Protection District and Newark Fire Protection District.


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