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New home for Illinois apparatus (part 3) – Indiana

More from Luke Whalen

Onward (Cass County) X-Granville, IL Tanker 2516
Kirklin (Clinton County) X-Channahon, IL Engine 
Madison Township, Mulberry (Clinton County) X-Bristol Kendall Ambulance 
Perry Township, Colfax (Clinton County) X-Savoy, IL Truck 87 
Wheatfield Township (Jasper County) X-Elburn and Countryside, IL Tanker 309 
Shelby (Lake County) X-Mattoon, IL Truck 
Kingsbury (LaPorte County) X-Evanston, IL Ambulance 
Morocco (Newton County) X-Yorkfield FPD, Elhurst, IL Engine 703 
Morocco (Newton County) X-Manteno, IL Tanker 73 
Burns Harbor (Porter County) X-Unknown, IL 
Winmac (Pulaski County) X-Manteno, IL Engine 76
Idaville (White County) X-Brimfield, IL Engine 
Wolcott (White) X-Boone County, IL Engine 341 
Concord Township (DeKalb County) X-Bedford Park, IL Ambulance 714 
Pierceton (Kosciusko County) X-Palatine, IL Truck and X-Salem, IL Truck 24
Avon (Hendricks County) X-Streamwood, IL Truck 31
Gregg Township (Morgan County) X-East Joliet, IL Ambulance 
Poe (Allen County) X-Coal City, IL Engine 45
Black Diamond (Vermillion County) X-Northbrook, IL Truck 11
Black Diamond (Vermillion County) X-Eastern Prairie FPD, Champaign, IL Engine 74

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Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District news (more)

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Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District news (August 2020)


1997 KME AerialCat 102' thanks Dennis

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Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District news

From the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District Facebook page:

The ECFPD has, over the past two years, completely redesigned our Initial Arriving Response Force (IARF), response packages, and fire ground operations. This redesign of our operations has proven successful in complimenting how we pre-plan response(s) for different emergencies to different types of structures. This strategic outlook allows us to be able to identify areas we can improve upon to keep us progressive with the changing needs of our growing district. This self-assessment has identified a need for our fire district to begin to implement a new apparatus, in our response force.

We are proud to announce, after a national search, we have acquired our first ladder truck. Acquiring a used ladder truck of this nature for less than $50,000 is remarkable, as a new ladder, similar in nature, costs over 1.2 million!

This vehicle brings with it, many new possibilities of suppression, rescue, emergency response, as well as safety for our crews working to save lives and property. We look forward to working with Local 4749 and our association to further develop this resource.

Over the next few months, you will see our crews involved in intensive training to become proficient with this vehicle as we work to add it to our response force.

new fire truck for the Elburn & Countryside FPD

Elburn & Countryside FPD photo

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Area apparatus orders

  • Aurora Fire Department; E-ONE  Typhoon pumper, 1,500780. Delivery in June 2019.
  • Elburn Countryside Fire Protection District; E-ONE Typhon pumper, 1,500/1,030/30. Delivery in May 2019.
  • Joliet Fire Department; E-ONE Typhoon pumper, 1,500/780. Delivery in May 2019.
  • Leyden Fire Protection District; E-ONE Typhoon 75-foot quint, 500-gallon water tank. Delivery in March 2019.
  • Wauconda Fire Protection District; Rosenbauer Commander pumper, 1,500/750. Delivery in October 2019.

thanks Ron

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Coonstruction accident in the Elburn FPD, 9-8-17

This from Dave Weaver:

9/8/17 ELBURN – Lifestar Helicopter Medevac from Construction Accident – Traumatic Fall Beed Dr. and Fairfield Ave.
Around 1 PM the Elburn FPD was called to the scene of a house under construction on Beed Dr. just west of Fairfield Ave. in the Blackberry Creek subdivision for a construction worker who had fallen into the basement. It was determined that based on the severity of the man’s injuries that he would need to be airlifted. A medevac helicopter from Lifestar Chicago was requested to the scene and they landed in an area adjacent to where the accident occurred. The man was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.


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Crash with entrapment in Blackberry Township, IL – 9/14/17

From Dave Weaver,

9/14/17 BLACKBERRY TWP – Elburn FPD Vehicle Crash w/ Entrapment Bliss Rd. and Seavey Rd.
DETAILS: Three people were injured in a three car crash at Bliss Rd. and Seavey Rd. around 7:45 a.m. including a Plano woman and two Batavia High School students. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old Batavia girl was driving west on Seavey Rd. when she failed to stop at the stop sign at Bliss Rd. Her vehicle then side-impacted a vehicle traveling northbound on Bliss Rd. A vehicle being driven southbound on Bliss Rd. by an Elburn man was also involved. The two vehicles involved in the initial crash went off the roadway, one striking a utility pole and the other coming to rest against a wooden fence. The woman driving that vehicle required extrication by Elburn FPD in order to free her. There was decreased visibility conditions at the time of the crash due to fog. The pole that was snapped off brought down an AT&T fiber optic cable. Batavia and Sugar Grove fire departments assisted Elburn with transporting the patients, none of which had life-threatening injuries according to the KCSO.


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Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District news

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After a nationwide search that began with 49 applicants, Joseph MCluchey was the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District’s top choice and was sworn in as the new chief Nov. 14.

Having previously worked his way up through the ranks to become the chief of the South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District, Cluchey has the experience and background that Elburn was looking for in a new leader.

He started out with South Elgin as a paid-on-call firefighter and worked as a contract paramedic for a time before becoming a career firefighter. He then worked his way up through the ranks to become chief for the district. He served as chief for 12 years before suffering an injury from a roof collapse that caused him to retire from South Elgin in 2014 and take on a leadership role as the statewide operations chief for the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System [MABAS].

He looks forward to the challenge of bringing seven communities together and will bring to bear his experience with the communities surrounding South Elgin to Elburn – Campton Hills, Virgil, Lily Lake and the other communities represented in the new district.

He also looks forward to working with the well-rounded and capable members of his new department, he said. He perceives they have what he believes is the best background there is for the job – the desire to help their community.

He sees the district as having a good foundation, and he will work at keeping it at the front edge of change, he said, calling fire service the best team sport ever, with consequences if we lose.

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Elburn & Countryside FPD news

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Kelly Callaghan will retire this month after 33 years of service with the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District, but his connection to the fire department began even before that.

Callaghan was born and raised in Elburn. He and his brother Keith and their neighborhood friends began hanging out with some of the volunteer firefighters when they were kids. They would watch the firefighters leave the station for a call, and when they came back, Callaghan and the others would show up to help wash the trucks and clean the station and the hoses.

During his junior and senior years in high school, he became a cadet through the co-op at Kaneland High School. After he graduated high school in 1985, he began working construction and volunteered as a firefighter for the next four years.

During that time, the fire and the ambulance divisions were separate. In 1989, Callaghan was hired into the department full-time as the deputy chief. When he was promoted to chief in 2001, the fire and ambulance divisions were merged into one.

He is proud to have been a part of the department’s growth, from two volunteer departments to the opening of the second fire station in 2002, third station in 2014, and finally, the move of Station 1 to its new location in 2015.

He said the biggest challenge faced in his time was when the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District tried to take over a part of the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District.

Callaghan’s co-workers and friends will gather to roast him, congratulate him and give him a high-five on his accomplishments at 5 p.m. Oct. 22, deputy chief Tate Haley said. Call the station at 630-365-6855 for retirement party information.

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