Archive for October 27th, 2023

Grayslake Fire District news

Excerpts from the

The Grayslake Fire District is hosting a coat drive to collect clean gently worn or new coats from November 1st through December 15th between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. in the front vestibule at all three of our fire stations. Adult, Children size Coats XL, 2XL, and 3XL are in demand but any new or like new used and clean coat is accepted.

Fire Station #1 – 160 Hawley Street, Grayslake IL 60030 (Across from The Freeze)

Fire Station #2 – 1200 Brae Loch Road, Grayslake IL 60030 (On the CLC Campus)

Fire Station #3 – 22405 W Behm Rd, Grayslake Il 60030 (Near Rt 60 & Peterson Road)

Area residents are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to the coat drive and help reach our goal of 500 coats. Coats will benefit Nicasa, a not-for-profit health services organization building brighter futures for vulnerable, at-risk children, adults, and families in Lake County and Northern Illinois. Visit them at

Last year, more than 550,000 coats were distributed across the United States to children and adults in need through One Warm Coat’s programs. 

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New heavy rescue squad for Glen Ellyn (more)

From Marion Body Works – Fire & Emergency on Facebook:

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company visited the Marion Body Works headquarters for the final inspection of their new rescue apparatus! MBW is honored to be able to build this truck with such innovation and craftsmanship in order to meet the exact specifications that your department needs. We know this truck will serve the Glen Ellyn community well for years to come! 
The Glen Ellyn community can be confident in knowing that their protectors are equipped with a vehicle that not only meets but exceeds the highest standards of safety and efficiency.
From the entire team at Marion Body Works, thank you for placing your trust in us, as well as dealer Tony Carlini with TC Fire Apparatus. Here is to many years of steadfast service and unparalleled bravery!; #firetruck; #Spartan; #MetroStar; #MarionBodyWorks; #GlenEllynFD;

Marion Body Works photo

thanks Danny

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