Archive for January 9th, 2019

Plainfield Fire Protection District news

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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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Bolingbrook Fire Department news

From the Bolingbrook Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3005 Facebook page:

Bolingbrook FD Station Statistics for 2018

From Bolingbrook Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3005

Bolingbrook FD Station 2

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Bolingbrook FD Engine 2

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Clinton Iowa Firefighter LODD (more)

Lieutenant Eric Hosette Service information:

Visitation: January 11, 2019 from 2:00PM to 8:00PM, Zion Lutheran Church, 439 3rd Ave S., Clinton, Iowa 52732.   

Memorial Service: 11:30AM Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 500 Riverview Drive, Riverview Park, Clinton Iowa next to the band shell. All fire department personnel are welcome to attend. Please make plans to arrive early due to the estimated attendance.  A luncheon for fellowship will take place at Vista Grande, 2142 16th St. N.W., in Clinton immediately following the service.  

Any department sending fire apparatus needs to contact Camanche Fire Chief Dave Schutte ( for rig placement, staging, and accountability for the procession.  Mapping for the route will be provided prior to arrival.  For all Illinois apparatus there will be staging at the Fulton fire station at Il. Rt. 84 and Rt. 136.  The procession will leave at 10:30AM sharp and proceed to the Clinton staging area as one group.

Donations: There have been accounts set up for both firefighters at the Clinton National Bank, 235 6th Ave South, Clinton, IA 52732 (563) 243-1243 for those that would like to make a donation to the families.

Nearest Accommodations:

Wild Rose Casino

777 Wild Rose Dr.

Clinton, IA 52732


Country Inn & Suites

2224 Lincoln Way

Clinton, IA 52732


Hampton Inn

2781 Wild Rose Circle S

Clinton, IA 52732


There will be more details on parking, routes the procession will take, and final internment, in future press releases.

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Clinton Iowa Firefighter LODD (more)

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After a social media push, residents of Clinton, Iowa and beyond started illuminating the outside of homes in red and wearing crimson to show support to the Clinton Fire Department and the family of Lt. Eric Hosette along with Firefighter Adam Cain and his family as he recovers. 

The red at Fulton High School Monday goes beyond school pride. The River Bend School District Superintendent said he got a call during the weekend from a staff member about donning red in support. It was after seeing plans for Clinton schools and businesses to do the same. In the sea of red at Fulton High School, students express their strong bonds to the fallen and injured firefighters. On a day when even the clouds shed tears, homes in Fulton, Illinois send their sympathy to neighbor Clinton, Iowa.

Through Fulton High School’s Community Involvement work-study program, seniors spend time at the Clinton firehouse as part of a classroom to learn and work toward a career as a firefighter.

Senior Larson Barnett said, “Eric [Hosette] taught me everything on the truck and what it does, and it was a really great experience, and I went on a lot of calls with Adam, and he’s just a great guy and helped me a lot.”

The wear red campaign also happened in Goose Lake and Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Morrison, Illinois.

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