Articles filed under Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District

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  • Fire causes $40,000 damage to garage Feb 7, 2012 1:11 PM
    No one was injured in a large garage fire near St. Charles late Monday night, authorities said. The fire remains under investigation, and caused about $40,000 in damage.

  • Funeral Wednesday for former Cary fire chief Jan 16, 2012 5:02 PM
    Former Cary fire chief Lester Macko died last week. Visitation and funeral services will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Fox fire department hosts ‘traveling memorial’ to 9/11 firefighters Oct 9, 2011 6:03 PM
    Rescue Unit 4, one of the search-and-rescue units that responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, was featured at the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District's open house on Sunday. The truck is used as an educational tool by the Remembrance Rescue Project, a nonprofit group started by area firefighters.

  • Fox fire dept. to host Rescue 4 from New York City Oct 7, 2011 8:57 PM
    Fox River and Countryside Fire Protection District's open house and breakfast Sunday will feature Rescue 4 from New York City, the only working rescue rig in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

  • Fox River fire district wants St. Charles station Jul 27, 2011 5:11 PM
    The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District is courting the empathy of St. Charles Unit District 303 in its attempts to find a location for a new third station. The key man in the decision could be school board member Jim Gaffney, who also happens to be president of the fire district.

  • St. Charles mayor criticizes bridge petition effort Jun 19, 2011 12:39 AM
    St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte says a petition circulating to stop the Red Gate Bridge is "dishonest."

  • St. Charles restaurant on fire Jun 2, 2011 6:21 AM
    Firefighters are battling a box alarm fire at Salerno's on the Fox in St. Charles.

  • Salerno's on the Fox severely damaged in blaze Jun 2, 2011 10:21 AM
    Firefighters are battling a box alarm fire at Salerno's on the Fox in St. Charles.

  • St. Charles man drives into ravine during police chase May 26, 2011 7:39 PM
    Police helped pull two 23-year-old St. Charles men from a vehicle, which was in a stream, early Thursday, after the driver went airborne into the ravine during a police chase.

  • New fire department ready to take over for St. Charles May 2, 2011 10:40 AM
    The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District will take over all fire and medical emergency calls in the district from St. Charles the instant it becomes May 1.

  • Vote no on Campton fire district Mar 30, 2011 7:26 PM
    “Should Campton Hills operate its own fire protection district?” The novice village is asking for a backdoor tax levy on Campton Hills residents in an advisory question on the April 5 ballot. Approval is likely with distracted voters and a light turnout. Voting no makes the most sense.

  • Rural fire district made big mistake Mar 28, 2011 6:17 PM
    The people of Campton Hills should explore the idea of our own Campton Hills Fire and Rescue service and separate from Kane County politics. Vote YES to “investigate” the formation of a Campton Hills Fire Department on April 5.

  • Fox River fire district hires staff Mar 28, 2011 11:07 PM
    Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District puts the finishing touches on its deal with AES, hiring 21 full-time employees.

  • Work on Fox fire station ordered to stop Mar 22, 2011 11:40 PM
    The Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District was told Tuesday night to stop construction on one of its new fire stations. And it was given more requirements than it wants on the second fire station it wants to build.

  • Fire board thinks outside the box Mar 18, 2011 1:30 PM
    The St. Charles Fire Department has failed with referendums for new taxes to maintain and equalize the service in the Fox River & Countryside Fire District, which they alone until recently were responsible to service. The proactive decisions to take the available monies and to develop alternately two new fire stations, with professional staffing and to now cover the farthest sections of the district with up to now the longest response time, is to be commended by the fire district board.

  • St. Charles: Fire district owes city $450,000 Mar 10, 2011 6:00 PM
    The relationship between St. Charles and the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District soured further Thursday.Threats of a lawsuit surfaced because the district is more than a month late in the final $450,000 payment it owes the city.

  • Apparent meeting of the minds with Campton, fire district on fire station Mar 2, 2011 4:41 PM
    Just a couple days after Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District pulled its permit application in an in-your-face move against Campton Hills, the application is back on.

  • McConnaughay says fire board should be elected, not appointed Feb 23, 2011 5:40 PM
    Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay weighs in on the separation of the Fox River Countryside Fire/Rescue District from the city of St. Charles.

  • Fire district heads down risky path Feb 17, 2011 5:03 PM
    At the very least, the fire district board should reassess after one year and determine whether to drop its contractor and return to St. Charles.

  • St. Charles predicts failure for new fire department Feb 14, 2011 10:14 PM
    St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte on Monday predicted failure for the new Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District because neither the finances nor the promises for better response times make sense to him.

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