Archive for May 25th, 2013

Antioch Fire Department to provide EMS in the village

The following announcement was posted to the Antioch Fire Department website:

By Fire Chief John Nixon

May 24, 2013

The Village of Antioch voted at a special board meeting on May 23rd to begin providing ambulance services to the residents of the village directly under the direction of the Antioch Fire Department. Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc. was awarded a six month contract to provide two fully equipped ambulances and four on-duty fire and EMS personnel beginning June 1st. This action was necessary as a result of the sudden departure by the village’s former EMS provider, the Antioch Rescue Squad. At the May 20th village board meeting ARS declined an offer from the village board to extend their contract to serve village residents and businesses for another six months. Antioch Fire Department will now be the responsible agency for delivery of fire and paramedics services to the community. In addition to the already equipped ALS Engines, fire department ambulances will be placed at fire station 1 on Holbek Drive and fire station 2 on Deep Lake Road to serve village residents.

new ambulance for the Antioch Fire Department

Antioch Fire Department photo

Here is the previous article about the departure of the Antioch Rescue Squad.

thanks Jeff

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Apartment building fire in Mendota 5-19-13

Chris Ranck found these videos online of an apartment building fire in Mendota last weekend.

From the Mendota Reporter:

A building fire at an apartment complex in Mendota was battled by firefighters from numerous area departments on May 19.

The call came in to the Mendota Fire Department at 6:57 p.m. of a structure fire at 205 Sandra Ave., Building B. Firemen arrived on the scene just eight minutes later. Upon arrival, fire and thick black smoke were visible from the roof area of the building.

The Mendota department called for mutual aid from Troy Grove, LaSalle, Peru, Sublette and Paw Paw, while engines from Amboy and Utica came in to stand by at the Mendota station.

The complete article is HERE.

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Cary FD Plans Centennial Celebration

Don’t forget the Cary Centennial … it’s not too late to enter your apparatus in the parade.

Cary FPD Centennial Celebration

Cary FPD Centennial Celebration

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