The Board of Trustees for the Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District have scheduled a special meeting for April 27th at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed agreement with Maxxam Partners, LLC relating to the Glenwood School Property. The meeting will be held at Fire Station 1 located at 34W500 Carl Lee Road.... (Full Story & Photos)
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)
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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