District Response Plan has changed effective May 1st
 
By Fire Chief John Nixon
May 2, 2018
 

On May 1, 2018 the Fire District has implemented their plan, approved in the April board meeting, to reduce the on-duty personnel staffing at the fire stations. The impact of this reduction has dropped our daily staff from 8 firefighters down to 7 on-duty for each shift. This results in a crew running with only 3 people rather then 4 as had been previously scheduled. This operation, known as a jump company response, means that the crew moves to either the Ambulance or the Fire Engine for the appropriate response. This removes the coverage to the entire station area when that crew is busy on their assignment. The remaining on duty crew at the other station will be responsible for coverage to the entire 38 square mile area. In some cases, response times to emergency situations may be longer as a result of this action. This measure was enacted after the recent failure of the referendum ballot on March 20th.The estimated savings of over $120,000 was necessary so that needed funds can be designated for essential vehicle and equipment costs.

 
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JUDY AND CHARLES SAFFELL May 03, 2018 at 12:49 PM
I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT ALL THESE NAYSAYERS THAT VOTED NO ON THE LAST VOTING, NEVER NEED A FIRETRUCK TO PUT THEIR HOUSE THAT IS ON FIRE OR GET A LOVED ONE OUT OF A BURNING HOUSE, OR AMBULANCE FOR A LOVED ONE THAT IS NEEDED TO TRANSPORT TO SAVE A LIFE. PLEASE PUBLISH THIS SO EVERYONE CAN SEE. I HAVE NEEDED AN AMBULANCE TO TRANSPORT ME TO DELNOR. I DO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. THANK GOD I LIVE PRETTY CLOSE. YOU ALL ARE MY HEROES.



Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District May 03, 2018 at 12:51 PM