Sunday, January 27, 2013
The Northwest Herald reports Rynders final day was on Jan. 13.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Fire Chief Kevin Rynders has resigned and the protection district is now looking for a new chief, according to the Northwest Herald. Rynders told the Northwest Herald that while his contract was up in April, he and the board decided he would resign earlier, citing a desire from the board to move in "different direction." Fire Protection District Board Virgil Corless told the Northwest Herald they needed a chief that would embrace and help prep for legislation "that calls for making it easier to merge fire districts."
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Eighty-four-year-old Patrick Sheahan died in a fire at his home.
Mary Martin spoke of her neighbor Patrick Sheahan with respect, not wanting to divulge personal information about the late Algonquin man but wanting people to know he was very sweet. “He was very sweet and a wonderful neighbor,” Martin said. “I can’t stress enough how wonderful he was.” Martin and her family regularly checked in on the 84-year-old who lived alone at 4780 Iroquois Road. The Martins had been Sheahan’s neighbors for 20 years. “It’s sad,” a visibly upset Martin said. Her husband called the fire department around 11:11 p.m. after spotting the fire when he went to Sheahan’s home to check on him. Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District firefighters arrived on the scene to find smoke and fire coming from the ranch …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A home in the first block of Filip Road was damaged in a fire Saturday, Sept. 29.
No one was injured in a fire in the first block of Filip Road in Algonquin Saturday, Sept. 29. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched to the home after a passerby saw smoke and flames. Firefighters arrived on the scene by 6:36 p.m. and encountered heavy flames and smoke pouring out of the house, a press release states. The fire had already broken through the roof when firefighters arrived. "Fire crews initiated an aggressive interior attack but changed to a defensive one when it became apparent that the roof would collapse," a press release states. "Crews remained on the scene until after 9:30 p.m. investigating the fire and securing the home." The cause of the fire has not been determined and no damage …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Chief Kevin Rynders also spoke about his memories of 9/11 at two presentations held Tuesday in the H.D. Jacobs High School auditorium.
John Schneidwind, a fire lieutenant with the Schaumburg Fire Department, shared his emotional experience working at Ground Zero in the days following 9/11 Tuesday afternoon to hundreds of H.D. Jacobs High School students. Morning and afternoon presentations were lead by Schneidwind, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department Chief Kevin Rynders and Lt. Wayne Rothbauer at the Jacobs High School auditorium on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. “So many stories are so difficult to recall because so many things were happening so quickly and simultaneously … we saw refrigerator trucks being filled with some of the 19,000 body parts. It was really an unbelievable site,” said Schneidwind as he recalled one of many memories during his…
Monday, September 10, 2012
A dedication ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.
A memorial recognizing two area firefighters killed in the line of duty officially will be unveiled on Sept. 11. The 9/11 firefighters memorial, which will be located at Riverfront Park, 501 Harrison St. in Algonquin, also is meant to recognize all of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The dedication ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday and is open to the public, according to an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Association raised funds for the memorial and was able to secure a 15-foot section of the World Trade Center to be included as part of the memorial. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District will dedicate the memorial to Edwin LeRoy "…
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District is asking for the public's help in raising money for MDA.
Keep your eyes peeled for firefighters holding large boots along Randall Road Friday and Saturday. The annual "Fill the Boot" campaign — an effort that raises money for MDA — is underway and the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District will have firefighters stationed at the intersection of Randall Road and Acorn Lane in Lake in the Hills from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, said Captain Joe Teson with the fire protection district. They are asking for the public's help in filling their boots with donations to MDA.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The blaze was reported at 370 Glenwood Court in Algonquin at 7:52 a.m. Saturday.
The cause of a fire at 370 Glenwood Court in Algonquin Saturday morning is under investigation. The blaze was reported at 7:52 a.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the abandoned home and called dispatch, according to a Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District press release. Firefighters determined the blaze started in the stairwell of the single-story home. The blaze "burned away the stairs for the entire home," according to the press release. No one was in the home at the time of the blaze. A firefighter was injured in the fire and was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries and was later released. The amount of damage caused by the blaze is not known and what caused the fire remains under investigation.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The employees will be recognized at Wednesday's Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District board meeting.
Several employees of Lifetime Fitness in Algonquin will be honored tonight at an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Board meeting. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department's Station 1, 1020 W. Algonquin Road, Lake in the Hills. The employees will be recognized for their "heroic actions" in helping pull an unconscious man who was lying face down in the water from a Lifetime Fitness swimming pool, according to a fire protection district press release. The employees got him out of the pool, performed CPR and called 911, according to the release. The man had regained consciousness and was responsive by the time emergency personnel arrived. "He was transported to an area …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The final events of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District's Fill the Boot for MDA Campaign will take place in the coming days.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District is wrapping up its “Fill the Boot Campaign” for MDA in the coming days with a few final fund-raising events. Today fifteen percent of all food purchases from Buffalo Wild Wings in Algonquin will go toward the fund-raiser when bringing in this flier. Firefighters and paramedics will also be on hand at Buffalo Wild Wings from 4 to 8 p.m. as part of the "Touch-A-Truck" event, said Kevin Raether, a firefighter/paramedic with the fire protection district. The “Fill the Boot” campaign is part of an effort by fire departments across the nation to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District has a goal of raising $10,000. So …