Posts Tagged Itasca Fire Protection District

House fire in Roselle, 12-12-23

This from Daniel Hynd:

On December 12th, 2023 at around 2pm, the Roselle Fire Dept responded to a house fire on Long Ave in unincorporated Schaumburg. 

Crews were met with a fully involved, single family home on arrival. Due to limited water supply, tenders from Roselle, West Chicago, Bloomingdale, and Pingree Grove supplied Engine 64 until a hydrant was secured.; #FireTruck; Fire; #EONE;

Daniel Hynd photo; #FireTruck; Fire; #Spartan; #Toyne;#RoselleFD;

Daniel Hynd photo; #firescene; #firefighters;

Daniel Hynd photo; #firescene; #firefighters;

Daniel Hynd photo; #firescene; #firefighters;

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New engine in Itasca

This from Rob:

Here are photos of Itasca’s used engine. This was wrapped.; #FireTruck; #EONE; #ItascaFireDistrict;; #FireTruck; #EONE; #ItascaFireDistrict;

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Itasca Fire Protection District news

From Itasca Fire Protection District on Facebook:

Station 67 (Itasca Station #2) is up and running!
We will be sharing space on the grounds of Itasca Public Works which is located north of the train tracks. There is an engine (E67) and an ambulance (M67) stationed there. The crew is utilizing an RV for the temporary space the firefighters occupy. This will be in place until a permanent station is built and in service.; #ItascaFPD;

Itasca FPD photo; #ItascaFPD;

Itasca FPD photo

thanks Daniel

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Itasca Fire Protection District news (more)

From Itasca Fire Protection District on Facebook:

It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we announce the passing of Itasca Firefighter Frank Nunez on January 22, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Thank you to everyone for your condolences and understanding during this difficult time for our fire family.
We love you and will miss you immensely Frank!; #ItascaFPD; #FrankNunez;

Itasca FPD Firefighter Frank Nunez

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Itasca Fire Protection District news

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Larry Shapiro photo

Schaumburg Fire Department Battalion Chief John Schneidwind is retiring this week after 34 years to become chief of the Itasca Fire Protection District.

For the past 20 years, Schneidwind has been called upon to share memories of his five fateful days in New York City as one of three members of the Schaumburg Fire Department who traveled to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack and how his perspective on them has changed over time.

In September 2001, he had two young children at home. Today, he is a grandfather.

Volunteering for the trip started with him being asked to work his supervisor’s shifts in Schaumburg so that the supervisor could go to New York. Schneidwind instead asked whether there was room for him to go along as well. A large part of his motivation to join firefighters from across the nation at ground zero was the notion that they were taking part in a rescue mission, not just a recovery.

During one all-too-brief moment, he felt that wish might be fulfilled. He came upon a huge celebration and cheers after four firefighters were pulled alive from the rubble. But he later learned they had become trapped only earlier that day and were not part of the original collapse.

By the end of the trip, he was drained both emotionally and physically, but also deeply proud of his profession.

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Itasca Fire Protection District news

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The Itasca Fire Protection District is asking voters for roughly $1 million in additional property taxes to pay for the rising cost of salaries, employee benefits, building maintenance and other expenses. The district’s funding request will appear on the April 4 ballot.

“The referendum we’re looking for is purely to take care of day-to-day operations,” Fire Chief James F. Burke Jr. said. “This is not to add more people. It is not to build a new facility. It is just to continue current service levels into the future and to continue to pay our bills.”

The district — which covers most of Itasca and parts of Addison and Wood Dale — gets nearly all its revenue from property taxes. But the roughly $4.4 million in tax dollars the district collects isn’t enough to pay for its expenses.

The district faced a deficit each of the past few years and officials tightened their belts to offset those deficits, however, the amount of the deficit is projected to grow and officials are running out of options to close the gap.

The district is facing the possibility of having to cut staff. Right now, it has 22 firefighter/paramedics, the chief, a deputy chief and two office staff members. There’s also a fire prevention director who is partially paid by the village.

The district already is using a minimum daily staff of five people more than half the time. On those days, the district has a three-person engine and a two-person ambulance.

If the ballot measure is approved, the district’s annual property tax revenue will increase to roughly $5.47 million from about $4.46 million. That amount includes money for the district’s pension payments.

Owners of homes valued at $200,000 would see their property tax bills increase by an estimated $130 if voters approve the proposal.

While the referendum is for operational funds, Burke said the additional revenue also would allow the district to address some capital needs. Money could be set aside for vehicle replacement and repairs to the district’s 46-year-old fire station at 520 W. Irving Park Road.

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Where are they now … Itasca

This from Matt Schumann:

This was photographed at the fire department.  Not the desired sunny day photos but proof of existence that the truck there.
Rock City FPD (Stephenson Co. IL) E3502 – 1993 Pierce Lance 1250/750 x-Itasca FPD
Matthew E. Schumann
former Itasca fire engine in Rock City

Rock City FPD Engine 3 – 1993 Pierce Lance 1250/750 X-Itasca FPD. Matt Schumann photo

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New engine for the Itasca FD

This from Josh Boyajian:

I had the opportunity to shoot Itasca’s new Pierce engine the other day. It’s a 2015 Pierce Velocity pumper 1500/750.
Pierce Velocity fire engine

Itasca Engine 66 – 2015 Pierce Velocity 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

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New engine for Itasca

From the Pierce Flicker page – new engine for Itasca

Itasca FD fire engine

Pierce Velocity engine for Itasca, so #28181. Pierce Composite

thanks AL

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New engine for the Itasca FPD

Production photos of the new Pierce Velocity engine being built for the Itasca FPD.

John G. Radzinski, Deputy Fire Chief, Itasca F.P.D.
cab shell for new fire engine

Itasca FPD photo

chevron striping on fire engine

Itasca FPD photo

new fire engine cab interior

Itasca FPD photo

new fire engine ready for delivery

Itasca FPD photo

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