Archive for April 16th, 2013

Cicero alley garage fires 4-16-13

This from Josh Boyajian:

The pictures are from Cicero’s working fire this afternoon.

Cicero had two working alley garages this afternoon @ 3624 s 56th Ave. Here are some of my pictures I took with my phone camera. Attached also is a picture of their new F-12, a 2012 Chevy Tahoe.


alley garage fire in Cicero

Josh Boyajian photo

alley garage fire in Cicero

Josh Boyajian photo

Cicero FD Engine 4

Josh Boyajian photo

Cicero Fire Chief Car

Josh Boyajian photo

Cicero FD Truck 1

Josh Boyajian photo

alley garage fire in Cicero

Josh Boyajian photo

alley garage fire in Cicero

Josh Boyajian photo

alley garage fire in Cicero

Josh Boyajian photo

Cicero FD Truck 2

Josh Boyajian photo

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Barrington village and fire district discuss splitting

The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District and the Village of Barrington have been discussing whether or not to continue their relationship or split. Previous posts on this topic can be found HEREHERE, and HERE.

The Daily Herald has an article on the topic.

If there’s a point of no return in the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District’s threatened end-of-year split from the Barrington Fire Department, both sides seem to have widely different opinions of when it is.

Fire district officials, who currently contract for services from the geographically smaller village of Barrington, are making plans to hire their own temporary administrator next month as well as to buy an approximately $400,000 water tanker — a request the village has consistently declined.

Barrington Village President Karen Darch said Monday she believes the close relationship the two taxing bodies have had will continue in some form.

“I still think we will have a contractual relationship,” Darch said. “As I said before, we’re still trying to work out the correct structure of that relationship.”

But fire district trustees said Monday they’ll be taking significant steps in the next few weeks toward becoming an independent fire department.

The district serves an area that includes parts of Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, Inverness and South Barrington.

On April 29, district trustees will meet with candidates recommended by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association for the job of temporary administrator. At the district’s regular meeting in May, the board expects to hear a more specific cost for the 3,000-gallon tanker truck it wants custom built.

The difference of opinion over the need for an extra tanker is one of many disagreements leading to the potential split on Jan. 1.

“We can’t buy equipment without their permission, and they won’t let us buy it,” district Trustee Paul Heinze said.

But Barrington Village Manager Jeff Lawler said that because the contract is considered in limbo at present, the village wouldn’t object to the tanker purchase as long as it has no financial obligation for it.

District trustees Monday also voted to repair 11 faulty traffic signal opticoms that were causing potential delays to emergency vehicles at red lights. The repairs will cost an estimated $70,000.

Thanks Tom

Other posts pertaining to the relationship between the village and the fire district can be found HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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New engine for Lisle Woodridge FPD

Pierce posted a delivery composite of the new Lisle-Woodridge FPD Engine 52 in the Flickr gallery.

Lisle Woodridge FPD gets new engine

Pierce composite

thanks Martin, Kevin & Josh

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West Union, IL LODD

This story is from the about a West Union, ILfirefighter LODD. West Union is in the east/central part of the state along the Indiana border.

WEST UNION, Ill. — A West Union, Ill. volunteer firefighter was killed Saturday evening while doing his job.

Firefighter Lance Stone, a husband and father of five young children, died while driving on his way to a fire in the Darwin area of Clark County near the Wabash River after 8 p.m. Saturday.

“We’re all devastated by it,” said Fire Chief Bill Crumrin of the West Union Volunteer Fire Department. West Union is a small community about 13 miles south of Marshall.

Stone was alone and driving to a fire that had been reported in Darwin, which is about eight miles from West Union.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the scene of the crash about 8:51 p.m., according to the department. When deputies arrived, they found the vehicle Stone had been driving had left the roadway, ejecting the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene.

thanks Chris

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New fire chief for Glen Ellyn

The Daily Herald reports that former Oak Brook Fire Chief Jim Bodony has been hired as the new fire chief for Glen Ellyn.

Longtime Oak Brook firefighter and retired chief James Bodony is a chief once again.

Bodony, who retired from Oak Brook in 2009, has been elected fire chief of the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company.

Bodony is a 40-year veteran of Glen Ellyn. He spent 37 years in Oak Brook and was chief from 2005 until his retirement.

thanks Chris


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