Archive for March 8th, 2019

Elk Grove Village Fire Department news

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Former Elk Grove Village Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Henrici has died at age 83. He served in the fire department for 21 years, including eight as fire chief from 1980 to 1988. After retiring, he served on the village’s plan commission for 27 years.

Henrici started his career in 1958 as a member of the Skokie Fire Department. He joined the Elk Grove Fire Department in 1967 because, as he said, “it was a new and growing department with more challenges and opportunity.”

After retiring from the village’s department in 1988, Henrici served as chief of the River Forest Fire Department until 2002.

As a member of the village’s plan commission, he helped shaped the community through work on several developments, including the growth of Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Walmart, Home Depot, and the redevelopment of the former Grove Mall into the Town Center.

Visitation will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Grove Memorial Chapel, 199 S. Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village. Closing prayers at Grove will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral services then will take place at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 150 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village.

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Godfrey Fire Protection District LODD (more)

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Funeral services for Godfrey Fire Capt. Jake Ringering have been set for Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, and numerous fundraisers have been set for his family.

Ringering, 37, was killed Tuesday when he was struck by part of a brick wall while he was fighting a residential fire on Culp Lane. GFPD Firefighter Luke Warner was seriously injured, and underwent surgery on Wednesday.

The investigation into the blaze at 4604 Culp Lane, Bethalto, is ongoing and is expected to continue at the site through next week.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, March 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, with a 6 p.m. walk-through by members of the Godfrey Fire Protection District.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the church, with the Rev. Jeremy Paulin officiating.

Memorials may be made to: Benefiting the Jake Ringering Family, through Carrolton Bank, 120 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton, Illinois, 62002.

A number of other fundraisers have been announced, including 3-6 p.m. Friday at the Godfrey McDonald’s; 11 a.m. Monday, March 11 at Bakers & Hale; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Roma’s Pizza in Bethalto. Donations are also being accepted at the Alton, Bethalto, East Alton, Jerseyville, and Wood River police departments.

In addition, a fund has been set up for Warner, with donations to be sent to “Benefiting the Luke Warner Family” at the Carrolton Bank.

For a more complete list visit the Godfrey Firefighters IAFF Local 1692 Facebook page.

obituary and funeral arrangements for Godfrey Fire Protection District Capt. Jake Ringeringobituary and funeral arrangements for Godfrey Fire Protection District Capt. Jake Ringering


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Palatine Fire Department Press Release

With the upcoming time change the Palatine Fire Department is asking for your help to remind everyone that working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives.  Most people are aware of the “Change your clocks, Change your batteries” campaign.  However, most people are unaware that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have a life span and should be replaced every 10 years.  Chances are that most of you reading this email have smoke alarms that are over 10 years old.  It is a proven fact that smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives.  Please help us protect the public by promoting fire safety and reminding everyone the importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  Remember, Don’t Wait – Check the Date.

Palatine Fire Department Press Release

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Addison Fire District news

Addison buys new bc and dc expeditions

Addison buys new bc and dc expeditions

thanks Tim

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