Fire Corps Assists in First Live Wire Down

Fire Corps Assists in First Live Wire Down

One of the potential duties that the Villa Park Fire Corps is offering to perform is the ability to relieve Fire Fighters and Lieutenants from standby duty for live wires down. The situation is common during storm related incidents due to high winds and tree falling on wires but can also occur on perfectly clear days as was the case this time. At approximately 12:15 PM a resident called to report a tree branch had fallen on his garage from a neighbor’s yard and with it brought down several wires…

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Villa Park FIRE CORPS begins!

Villa Park FIRE CORPS begins!

The newest branch of the Villa Park Citizen Corps was added on Wednesday – April 13, 2016 named the Villa Park Fire Corps. The group includes recent graduates of the Villa Park Fire Department Citizen Fire Academy and CERT graduates. Many of the new Fire Corps members have received training in both groups. The purpose of the Villa Park Fire Corps is utilize community members in non-emergency roles to supplement fire/EMS departments. The groups will work with the Villa Park Fire Department to complete a initial needs assessment. That process will identify…

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