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Warrenville Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the Chicagotribune.com:

Edward Hospital’s EMS “Run of the Quarter” for January-March 2018 has been awarded to the Warrenville Fire Protection District, Medic 12, Red Shift, for their care in March of a 12-year-old girl who nearly drowned after apparently suffering a seizure while in a pool.

When paramedics arrived, the girl was awake and said the last thing she remembered was being pulled out of the pool. She was transported to the Edward Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department where she did well and later transferred to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

The Edward EMS Team reviews ambulance runs by pre-hospital providers and selects one to be recognized every three months based on the following criteria:

–Excellent communication from the field that resulted in the timely delivery of pertinent clinical information to the Edward Emergency Department staff
–Clear and thorough documentation
–Superior clinical assessment skills that resulted in accurate recognition of a clinical situation
–Behavior exceeding the call of duty in the field
–Superior partnership and teamwork with Edward Hospital

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Warrenville Fire Protection District news

From the Warrenville FPD website:

The Warrenville Fire Protection District has achieved an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 2 rating that could decrease homeowners’ insurance costs beginning July 1st. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) of Commercial Risk Services measures and grades city services on a five- year cycle. ISO is an international company, which insurance companies use when determining homeowners’ insurance rates. Fire departments are measured on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest. The Warrenville Fire Protection District obtained an ISO Class 3 rating in 2012.

Warrenville Fire is one of 1,393 fire departments out of 44,672 fire departments across the country to receive an ISO Class 2 rating, which puts the fire district in the top 3.1 percent of the Nation.

The Insurance Service Office (ISO) is a division of Verisk Analytics, which analyzes a community’s fire suppression measures like its 911 call center, water supply, fire apparatus and equipment, fire prevention, community risk reduction, personnel, training, response times, and operations. Statistical data on insurance losses bears out the relationship between excellent fire protection — as measured by the Public Protection Classification (PPC program) — and low fire losses. PPC helps communities prepare to fight fires effectively. The purpose of an ISO public protection survey is to gather information to determine a Public Protection Classification 

The Warrenville Fire Protection District is a combination department consisting of 10 career, 42 paid-on-call, part-time, and contract firefighter/paramedics. The district currently has 61 members including support staff.

The District earned additional ISO credit by implementing a community risk reduction program through our fire prevention bureau that considers the specific needs of the community which includes a free smoke alarm program, Knox Box for Senior’s and fire safety educational program for the local school system. In the never-ending, always-changing world of emergency services, data is the key ingredient for a fact based decision-making process.

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Box Alarm in West Chicago, 3-10-18 (more)

More photos of the Box Alarm in West Chicago, 3-10-18 from Steve Redick

Carol Stream Fire District Squad 27

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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West Chicago FDP Tanker 5

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Firefighters at house fire

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Carol Stream Fire District Truck 28

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St Charles Fire Department tanker

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Carol Stream Fire District Squad 27

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West Chicago FPD tower ladder

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Warrenville Fire Protection District tower ladder

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York Center FPD tanker

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Carol Stream Fire District Engine 29

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Ballot question to determine Warrenville FPD trustees (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Voters overwhelmingly approved choosing the three-member board of the Warrenville Fire Protection District.  With all 24 precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals early Wednesday showed that 89 percent of the district’s voters supported the measure, with just 11 percent casting ballots in favor of the status quo.

The DuPage County Board chairman currently nominates district trustees, who are then confirmed by the County Board. Recently, a group of Warrenville-area residents circulated petitions and collected enough signatures to put the measure on the ballot.  Backers of the referendum noted that voters in a dozen or so DuPage County fire districts choose their trustees. Just three districts, including Warrenville, have appointed board members.

Warrenville’s fire district serves almost the entire city, along with a swath of unincorporated areas in Wheaton and Naperville and small pieces of unincorporated Naperville.

During the past several years, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin has pushed DuPage’s many fire districts to either consolidate or share services to be more efficient. The effort has been part of Cronin’s broader ACT initiative, which seeks accountability, transparency and consolidation from local governments.

Cronin asked Warrenville’s fire district to join the West Suburban Fire/Rescue Alliance to share services and shorten response times. He also encouraged the district to adopt the county’s ethics ordinance and sign an intergovernmental agreement subjecting it to enforcement measures.

Supporters also disputed some of Cronin’s initiatives, noting they would prefer to work with nearby Naperville. Other DuPage fire districts, they said, are just too far away geographically. And they pointed out that the Warrenville fire district has its own ethics ordinance and questioned a county ethics ordinance that would require the district to pay it for any investigations.

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Ballot question to determine Warrenville FPD trustees

Excerpts from the Daily Herald:

A ballot question to determine how Warrenville Fire Protection District trustees get their seats could influence whether the agency participates in future attempts to consolidate fire services in DuPage County.

Voters served by the fire protection district will decide on April 7 if they want trustees on the board overseeing the district to be elected or appointed. Right now, the three members of the panel are appointed by the DuPage County Board Chairman.

“We as citizens have very little input as to who our district trustees would be,” said William Mennell, one of the residents who collected more than 1,600 signatures to get the binding question on the ballot. “The people should be able to pick who is spending their money.” Mennell is the president of the fire protection district board. Still, he stresses that residents — not trustees — are behind the ballot question.

In 2012, a consulting firm hired by the county suggested that DuPage partner with fire protection districts to investigate options for consolidation. Warrenville was one of the districts the firm examined before making its recommendation.

But the consultants found Warrenville to be a financially stable district. Mennell said the district already is providing quality fire protection and ambulance services and doesn’t need to be consolidated.

“Consolidating may help in some cases,” he said. “Our theory here in Warrenville is that bigger is not better.”

But [Board Chairman Dan] Cronin, who recently was lauded by Gov. Bruce Rauner for his consolidation efforts, said voters should ask what’s motivating the group pushing the Warrenville ballot question. According to Cronin, county officials have been trying “to bring transparency and accountability” to the fire protection district in recent years.

“It’s no secret they have really resisted that,” he said.

Cronin said the fire protection district board adopted DuPage’s ethics policy but refused to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the county that would have made the policy enforceable.

In addition, Cronin said county officials “on numerous occasions” suggested the district join the West Suburban Fire/Rescue Alliance, which has worked to reduce emergency response times and share resources.

“To date, the Warrenville Fire Protection District has expressed no interest whatsoever (in the alliance),” Cronin said. “They just want to have their own little empire.” “It doesn’t matter to me whether or not they (trustees) are appointed or elected,” he said, “just as long as the district is a model of efficiency and safety.”

But Mennell said the district already is working with other fire departments to share equipment and services.

… Kate Perkins — a former fire district trustee who is working to get the ballot question approved — said Warrenville “needs to have a voice” if and when a consolidation plan is proposed. “And we won’t if we have appointed trustees. They’ll answer to Dan Cronin, because he’s the one who hires and fires them.”

thanks Dan and John

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Warrenville house fire, 12-7-14

This from John Tulipano:

Sunday at approximately 12:30pm, the Warrenville FPD was dispatched to a reported chimney fire at 29W601 Ridge. After DuComm received several more calls, they  upgraded to a general alarm. Chief 11 arrived and reported fire through the roof. I arrived just ahead of Warrenville TL 11.  The first engine had started an interior attack on the fire. It appeared the chimney and a portion of the roof and attic were involved. Interior crews were able to hit most of the fire from the 2nd floor, and the fire was under control within 15 minutes.
chimney fire at a house

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fire truck at fire scene

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chimney fire at a house

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firemen working at a fire scene

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fire truck at fire scene

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fire truck at fire scene

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firemen working at a fire scene

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New numbering for Warrenville

Chris Ranck passes along the following from CARMA Chicago:

 Warrenville fpd has new station numbers, station 11 is old sta1.
and adds:
 WARRENVILLE DID CHANGE TO DUCOMM NEW RENUMBERING TO  STA 1 TO STATION 11 and STATION 2 to STATION 12 and SOUNDS LIKE THEIR TRUCK IS NUMBER 13 .  chris

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Retired Warrenville FPD Chief Cliff Johnson

Clifford A. Johnson, Age 84, Late of Warrenville, IL, At Rest 10/01/2012. Clifford was born on March 05, 1928 and passed-away yesterday. Cliff was the Retired Fire Chief of The Warrenville Fire Protection District having been a member from 1961-1994. He was made chief in 1971 and was the district’s first full-time employee in 1978.

“He was a gentle-soul with a heart as big as this world. The world was a better place because Chief Johnson was in it; my world was better for having had the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful man. I will miss my friend, and hope to see him again soon. Rest In Peace Chief Clifford Johnson, your duty is done, we’ve got it from here. 3-3-5.”

Services for Cliff Johnson are as follows:
Visitation on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3S460 Curtis Avenue from 9:00 am to 11 am
immediately followed by the service at 11 am, and a walk to the fire station behind the Patriot Guard.
According to the family’s wishes, the city has made a donation to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Johnson family during this time of mourning.
 Ana Vainisi
Executive Assistant/Deputy City Clerk
City of Warrenville 

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Benefit for Warrenville FF/PM Rachel Navalany

This from: Warrenville Fire Protection District Engineer Curtis J. Kouba:

Good Afternoon,
Below is a flier describing a fund raiser for FF/PM Rachel Navalany,
Additionally, we are looking for some assistance. I have been tasked with putting together the following:
An Emergency Vehicle Display/Touch a Truck
The event will be September 15, 2012
 from 1300 to 1800hrs
(Requested arrival 1200 to 1230hrs)
Please help  make this a successful event.
Contact me with any questions and if you can participate, so I can set aside space for you.
koubac@warrenvillefire.com or Cell @ 630.514.4166


Warrenville FF/PM Rachel Navalany

 

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New ambulance for Warrenville

Martin Nowak found another recent delivery for us on a manufacturer’s website. This time, we go to the Braun Custom Ambulance site showing a new unit for the Warrenville Fire Department.

Recent Delivery – #5857 – Warrenville Fire Protection District

 Please view our gallery of a Braun Chief XL Type I ambulance on a Ram D-4500 chassis delivered to Warrenville Fire Protection District in Warrenville, IL. This unit was delivered by Allan Wenckus of North Central Ambulance Sales & Service.
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New Type I ambulance for the Warrenville Fire Protection District on a Dodge Ram chassis. Braun photo

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