Friday, June 29, 2012
Local fire departments responded to a fire at the Community Thrift Store at the corner of Routes 25 and 72 in East Dundee Thursday afternoon.
Several area fire departments responded to a blaze at the Community Thrift Store at 900 E. Main St. in East Dundee. The store is located at the corner of Route 25 and Route 72. Expect minor traffic delays at the intersection. No other information is immediately available. Check back to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch for more updates.
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 …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Snow covered, frozen hydrants are hard to access.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District is asking for residents help in keeping fire hydrants clear of snow. Snow and blowing snow today and overnight could leave some hydrants barely visible, according to a fire protection district press release. Snow that has been plowed onto fire hydrants freezes over and makes finding and accessing the hydrants difficult for firefighters. “When the fire department needs to retrieve water from a hydrant to put out a fire, precious minutes are lost if fire crews must first dig out a buried hydrant,”said Battalion Chief John Greene in a press release. “Assistance from residents in keeping the area all the way around fire hydrants clear of snow allow crews room to work, and is greatly …
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Edwin LeRoy "Roy" Benson and G.D. "Mac" McIntyre will be remembered through a dedication of a brand new aerial ladder and pumper truck.
Two former Algonquin firefighters who died in the line of duty finally got their day of remembrance and proper recognition at the Algonquin-LITH's Fire Truck Dedication and Firefighter Memorial Ceremony. It was a very emotional day with family members in attendance of Edwin LeRoy "Roy" Benson, who died on April 5, 1967, and G.D. "Mac" McIntyre, who died on May 23, 1976. Eric Saxton of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Rescue called the ceremony "very touching, moving." On Nov. 6, more than 100 people attended the dedication of a brand new aerial ladder and pumper engine at Fire Station No. 1, 1020 W. Algonquin Rd. Chief Rynders was the master of ceremonies, which lasted a little over an hour. McIntyre was a volunteer fireman with the …