Archive for December 2nd, 2021

Rosemont Public Safety donates fire engine to Michoacan, Mexico

Rosemont Public Safety Department donates fire engine to Michoacan, Mexico

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The Rosemont Public Safety Department held a ceremony this past week officially donating a fire engine to a volunteer fire department in Michoacan, Mexico (H. Cuerpo De Bomberos Voluntarios Rescate y Salvamento de Michoacan IAP). Mayor Brad Stephens, Public Safety Director William Anderson, and Public Safety Command Staff were all on hand for the ceremony that took place at Rosemont Fire Station 1. Also in attendance was Deputy Consul General Gerardo Guerrero Gomez from the Mexican Consul of Chicago, Imelda Hernandez Zuniga from the Michoacan, Mexico Health Department, members from the volunteer fire department, and members from the community.

The donation has been in the works for a number of years, however, due to COVID, the donation was delayed. We have worked with the Mexican Consul and members of the community in Mexico on this donation due in part because a large population of Rosemont residents grew up in and still have family from this area of Michoacan, Mexico.

After the ceremony, the fire engine was taken by members of the volunteer fire department and will be stored in Illinois until paperwork at the United States / Mexico border is finalized. Once complete, the fire engine will be delivered to its final location in Mexico via a flatbed truck. Currently, the volunteer fire department does not have a fire engine. They utilize a pickup truck with a water tank along with the simple method of water buckets to put out a fire.

It is an honor and pleasure to see this fire engine continue to serve a community in need. While the Rosemont Public Safety Department may no longer have a use for this fire engine, it is still in great condition and has many more useful years left. We hope that this can help protect the community in Michoacan, Mexico as much as it has for us throughout the years.

thanks Dennis

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House fire in Kildeer, 12-1-21 (more)

A few images from the house fire in Kildeer, 12-1-21 by Larry Shapiro

Long Grove FPD Tanker 55 at work at night

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house fire at 21469 N Meadowlark Drive in Kildeer IL

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house fire at 21469 N Meadowlark Drive in Kildeer IL

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In the darkness that comes earlier these days, flames lit up the sky for miles in Kildeer following a massive fire.

A multi-story home caught fire and is uninhabitable. The structure may be a total loss. The size of the fire necessitated a mutual aid response from a dozen neighboring communities. Firefighters used a dry hydrant where water is pulled from retention ponds because there are no fire hydrants in the area.

Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Pilgrad says that given the flames’ intensity, the exterior side of one of the adjacent homes had to be drenched as a precaution.

Everyone made it out of the home safely and did not require emergency care or hospitalization. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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House fire in Kildeer, 12-1-21

Lake Zurich FD requested a Box Alarm for a house fire at 21469 N Meadowlark Drive in Kildeer on Wednesday evening.

house fire at 21469 N Meadowlark Drive in Kildeer IL

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Hoffman Estates Fire Department news

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Eleven months retroactively, Hoffman Estates village board members approved a three-year contract with the firefighters union granting annual salary increases for firefighter-paramedics of 2.5%, 2.25% and 2.25%, respectively, through Dec. 31, 2023.

The contract also includes additional equity adjustments in the pay of lieutenants and captains — 0.75% in 2021 and 1% in both 2022 and 2023. The contract also includes a new health insurance plan with increased employee contributions to offset costs and a revised sick-leave incentive program.

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