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  • No injuries after early-morning fire damages Geneva homeMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    No injuries were reported after a fire broke out early Sunday morning at a Geneva home. officials said. Geneva police officers located the burning home, woke up two residents who were unaware of the fire and escorted them from the home.

     
  • Geneva to flush hydrants starting Monday Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Geneva will begin flushing fire hydrants next week, to rid the lines of sediment. The project is expected to take four weeks.

     
  • Geneva sued for fallen tree limb that caused house fire Jun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    An insurance company is suing the city of Geneva for $650,000 in damages, claiming the city was negligent in failing to remove a tree after a fallen branch had landed on a home's power lines. The second time this occurred, the suit says, an electrical fire occurred at the house in August.

     
  •  The Lombard Fire Department aims to have three ambulances staffed and ready to respond to medical emergencies at all times, but when personnel falls below 16 firefighters on a shift, one ambulance remains unstaffed.

    Tighter budgets, staffing straining suburban fire departments Mar 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mounting pension obligations and tightly drawn budgets are straining staffing at many suburban fire departments, including some that already are shorthanded and others that regularly send firefighters across borders to help other towns. In a “do more with less” world, four of 10 suburban fire departments surveyed are running at least one firefighter short of authorized staffing, which could cause problems, because doing more with less isn’t always possible in battling fires or responding to ambulance calls.

     
  • Geneva firefighters get raises in new 4-year contract Dec 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Geneva firefighters have a new four-year contract that includes provisions for both market- and merit-based pay raises.

     
  • Geneva bans backyard fires due to dry conditions Jul 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Citing danger, the Geneva Fire Department has banned bonfires, campfires, and use of firepits, because of the drought.

     
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