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Plainfield Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the Herald-News.com:

Jon Stratton, the new Plainfield Fire Protection District chief, was officially sworn in Tuesday at the district headquarters. Stratton served as deputy chief since 2005 and has been with the district since 1994. At the ceremony he talked about the number of his family members, including his father, who worked in the fire service industry. Stratton is the ninth chief of the district going back to 1935.

The Plainfield Fire Protection District operates four stations in the village of more than 40,000 residents.

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Plainfield Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the herald-news.com:

Plainfield Fire Protection District Fire Chief David Riddle recently announced that he is retiring. He talked about the number of challenges and accomplishments the district had including the groundbreaking of its new headquarters to train not only its own personnel but regional and national emergency service personnel. The district received its ISO Class 1 rating in November 2017 and is exploring becoming an accredited fire agency through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. The district also expects recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association for abiding by the standards outlined in its Excellence in Financial Reporting program.

Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said he will be sworn in as the new chief Tuesday. He’s been with the department since 1994 and has been a deputy chief since 2005.

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Plainfield Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from wjol.com:

The Plainfield Fire Protection District received a $1,000 grant to purchase Cyanokits for treatment of cyanide poisoning. The kits will be used to treat people exposed to cyanide through smoke inhalation. Cyanide poisoning may disable the body’s ability to use oxygen and without treatment death can result within minutes of exposure. The cyanide antidote works by binding to cyanide making it nontoxic and allowing the body to use oxygen again. The Plainfield Fire Protection District received this grant from the Illinois American Water 2018 Firefighter Grant Program.

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Fire service news

Excerpts from the herald-news.com:

Over $77,000 will be shared by 78 Illinois fire departments through Illinois American Water’s 2018 Firefighter Grant Program.

Since the program was created in 2010, more than 500 grants totaling over $493,000 have been awarded to fire and emergency organizations serving customers in Illinois American Water’s service area. American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program helps provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.

Illinois American Water is providing grants to the following local fire departments: Homer Township Fire Protection District, Lemont Fire Protection District, Northwest Homer Fire Protection District, Orland Fire Protection District, and Plainfield Fire Protection District.

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Plainfield FPD news

Excerpts from the herald-news.com:

The Plainfield Fire Protection District recently received a plaque from State Fire Marshal Matt Perez for achieving an Insurance Services Office 1 rating – something only 0.5 percent of fire departments across the nation are able to accomplish. It is the best rating a department can receive. The district is the 17th department in the state to receive the rating.

The rating was determined through an evaluation process that focused on the district’s fire suppression capabilities, emergency communications capabilities, municipal water supply capabilities and the district’s efforts in community risk reduction.

Numerous insurance companies use the rating to determine property insurance rates for residential, commercial and industrial properties.

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Plainfield FPD news

Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:

The Plainfield Fire Protection District will be purchasing a HazSim Pro radiation and multi gas training monitor to assist firefighters with training thanks to a grant from Illinois American Water (IAW).

The IAW 2017 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. This year, approximately $75,000 will be awarded to 78 Illinois fire departments.

Since the program was created in 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 has been awarded. Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.

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New tanker for Plainfield FPD

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Plainfield FPD, IL 31053

Plainfield FPD pumper tanker

Pierce composite

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Troy Fire Protection District news

This from Jim Skrabel:

I took in the Troy Box at Skooters Roadhouse today (11/27/17). Troy fire crews made a quick knock of the fire. It appeared the fire was in the kitchen area and extended into the mansard roof. Troy’s tower ladder crew opened the mansard which was difficult because it was covered by sheet metal. Plainfield’s tower ladder was set up on the west side of the building.

Jim Skrabel (retired)

Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Skooters Roadhouse fire in Shorewood

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Plainfield FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Eighteen horses died when a barn caught fire in Plainfield early Wednesday.

Crews from the Plainfield Fire Protection District arrived at 1120 Wheeler Road around 1:15 a.m. and saw people trying to save horses from the burning barn, that was well involved according to Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton.  There were 30 horses in the barn and 18 of them died. There were no hydrants in the area. The fire was struck out about 1:45 a.m. 

A dozen horses were saved and were in good condition. Another horse was outside the barn when the fire started and survived. A veterinarian arrived at the scene promptly to treat the horses and gave some of them sedatives to calm them.

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Plainfield Fire Protection District news (more)

Excerpts from the Heraldnews.com:

The Plainfield Fire Protection District headquarters parking lot was full of vehicles this week from all over the country. Firefighters met there to get certified in the fire service Peer Fitness Trainer program, designed for firefighters. With that certification, they can return to their respective districts and train others.

The International Association of Firefighters and International Association of Fire Chiefs Task Force agree that to successfully implement their Wellness/Fitness Initiative, there must be a firefighter in each department who can take the lead. Plainfield currently has three certified.

Each Friday, Plainfield focuses on fitness and nutrition in its firehouses. “We found that in Plainfield, when we do our workouts and we incorporate an entire fire company into it, that the team-building aspect of working out together really raised the camaraderie,” said Plainfield Lt. Andy Scott.

Toronto Fire Department Capt. Alex Boersma and retired New York City Fire Department Lt. Tom Grimshaw instructed the class. Boersma said he teaches five or six Peer Fitness Trainer classes a year.

A key goal of the program is to reduce occupational claims and costs while improving the quality and longevity of a firefighter’s life.

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