Tag Archives: mutual aid

Fatal Fire Prompts Suit Against Illinois Fire Department

A volunteer fire department in Illinois is being sued over a fatal fire where firefighters were allegedly slow to respond and the department did not request mutual aid from a career fire department that was actually closer to the scene. The Village of Bartonsville is being sued by the estate of a four-year-old child who died in a house fire on July 17, 2018.

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Certifications, Qualifications, and Mutual Aid

Today’s burning question: I am a fire chief. A neighboring volunteer fire department announced its new slate of officers for 2018.   In this department the current fire chief either stays in office or names his own successor. In this case ...

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