Archive for May 24th, 2024

Loves Park Fire Department news

From the Loves Park Fire Department on Facebook:; #LovesParkFD; #PhilFoley;We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Fire Chief Phil Foley. Chief Foley dedicated over 50 years of his life to the Loves Park Fire Department. He joined in 1965, serving as part-time chief in 1981 before being appointed as the full-time chief in 1999. Chief Foley’s service continued until August 2018.
His commitment to our community was unwavering, and his legacy of serving and protecting will forever be remembered. 
We extend our heartfelt gratitude for his service, and our thoughts are with Chief Foley’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Chief Foley. 

A visitation is planned for 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 8800 North Alpine Road in Machesney Park.

The visitation will continue 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Monday, June 3, at the funeral home, with a funeral service to immediately follow.

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Boone County Fire Protection District #2 in the news

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From May 19th to May 25th in 2024, National EMS Week is celebrated to honor EMTs and paramedics who respond to emergencies and perform life saving measure to members of the community. This is the 50th year that the U.S. is recognizing EMS Week. 

Boone County Dist. #2 officially launched their ambulance service in August of 2023 after a referendum tax was passed, allowing them to bring on two ambulance units. To service their ambulances, they expanded and remodeled the EMS side of their building. 

Right now, the department is staffed with 12 firefighters who are also cross trained to provide emergency medical services.  

Along with the calls that are difficult, there are rewarding calls as well. They had three full CPR saves since August 2023. 

Boone County Fire Protection District #2 is ready to continue to serve the community with their new ambulance service, along with potentially expanding their fleet in the near future. 

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