Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Seth McCrory and Byron Johnson were welcomed into the Barrington Fire Department family at the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12.
The Barrington Fire Department welcomed two new officers this week. Seth McCrory and Byron Johnson received their badges and were sworn in at the Barrington Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 13. “Tonight is a special occasion for two firefighters as they go about their career,” said Fire Chief Jim Arie. “The fire service is rich in tradition. Our traditions are things that have to do with the job, with the career, with the profession and also with the family.” One of those traditions involves the pinning of the badge onto a new officer by a significant other. The wives of McCrory and Johnson pinned their husband’s badges onto their new uniforms at the meeting, affirming and initiating their career in the fire service. The men were then …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Barrington Village Manager Jeff Lawler calls statements made at a recent Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District Board of Trustees meeting "untrue."
The dispute between the village of Barrington and the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) continues to flare this week. Village Manager Jeff Lawler said many statements made by the BCFPD Trustees at Monday’s board meeting were simply untrue. “We can’t have a reasonable discussion if the facts aren’t straight,” Lawler said. Tension between the village and the BCFPD is high due to a dispute that led to the end of their intergovernmental agreement. The BCFPD wants to add an additional water tender to the fleet and hire more staff at the district’s expense. The village says these additional costs are unnecessary. Lawler said although the district is willing to pay staff and equipment fees, the Barrington taxpayers will …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tensions rise between the village of Barrington and the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District. There has been talk of separation at the end of the current contract.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Twelve area fire departments help bring fire under control.
Sunday afternoon’s lightning and thunderstorm ignited a home at 1235 Macalpin Drive in Barrington. According to a news release from the Barrington Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 1:13 p.m. for a lightning strike. When the crews arrived on the scene at 1:18 p.m., there was heavy black smoke coming from the roof. The fire department issued a box alarm for additional manpower to fight the fire. Fire departments from Algonquin, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Palatine, Palatine Rural and Wauconda arrived. The fire departments brought the blaze under control at 2:31 p.m. According to the news release, the house sustained $100,000 to $150,000 in damage. The house…
Monday, May 23, 2011
Board members voted in a new President on May 16.
The Board of Trustees of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) elected a new President for 2011-2012. Thomas P. Rowan was elected to the position at the Board of Trustee’s May 16 meeting. Thomas C. Long was also elected as Treasurer and Walter W. Dalitsch was re-elected as Secretary. Former President Marvin Hill will now serve as Vice President. Biographies of the following board members were provided by Ryan McKeon: Thomas P. Rowan: President Mr. Rowan has managed the Fire District’s Website and public information efforts since his appointment to the Board in 2008. A District resident for the past 21 years, he served as Fire District Treasurer prior to being elected President. An advertising professional with more…