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Water-related accidents are among the most common cause of death in some waterways. Many drowning victims were not trying to swim but were simply engaging in activities as innocent as wading, taking photos or playing along the stream bank. Those victims attempting to swim in swift waters overestimated their swimming ability and underestimated river currents. None of these drowning victims ... (Full Story & Photos)

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FIREFIGHTER – PART TIME

The Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue District is seeking applicants for the position of part time Firefighter to work assigned shifts.FRCFR covers 38 square miles in Kane County Illinois from two staffed fire stations. Last year the department ran 1350 incidents. Typical daily on duty staffing is nine personnel including one shift supervisor.Applicants must have Illinois certification as a Firefighter II – Basic Operations. In addition, applicants must have a minimum Illinois EMS certification as EMT-B. Paramedic certification is preferred. Position pay starts at $12 per hour depending upon certifications and qualifications. Applicant Requirements: Must be 19 years old at time of application.Must reside within a 50-mile radius of the fire district.Proof of successful completion of the CPAT test and documentation of ability to climb ladders required at time of hire. CPAT card with ladder climb that is no more than two years old from the issuance date at the time of job offer. Far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular corrected with contact lenses or glasses.  Far visual acuity uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or glasses.  Successful long-term soft contact lenses shall not be subject to uncorrected criterion. Peripheral Vision visual field performance without correction shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye. Must be able to distinguish red from green for color blindness. High school diploma or its equivalent. Must be of good moral character as determined by a background investigation.

Application deadline is before 5 p.m. on July 28, 2017


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2017 Incidents
Jan 110
Feb 110
Mar 112
Apr 110
May 120
Jun 127
Jul 0
Aug 0
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 689

2016 Incidents
Jan 117
Feb 106
Mar 112
Apr 128
May 120
Jun 114
Jul 121
Aug 109
Sep 108
Oct 113
Nov 83
Dec 113
Total 1344

Past Incidents
2016 1344
2015 1430
2014 1385
2013 1303
2012 1249
2011 802
2010 n/a
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St. Charles, IL 60174
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