WASHINGTON D.C.--A landmark study issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that the size of firefighting crews has a substantial effect on the fire service's ability to protect lives and property in residential fires. Performed by a broad coalition in the scientific, firefighting and public-safety communities, the study found that four-person ... (Full Story & Photos)
The Board of Trustees of the Fox River and Countryside Fire Rescue District have called for a special meeting on Monday March 6, 2017 at 630 pm. The meeting will be held as a Town Hall session focused on providing the district residents with information and facts about the pending referendum ballot question seeking an increase in the fire district tax levy. The goal of this meeting is to help residents ... (Full Story & Photos)
Many of our residents often ask us how we determine the number of on duty crew members needed to provide quality service to our residents. There are many standards that apply to Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) tells us that a crew of four trained members arriving at a fire is the minimum number necessary to start a proper attack on the fire. ... (Full Story & Photos)
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