Posted on: June 28, 2016

Villa Park Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant to Replace Breathing Apparatus

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) recently awarded the Villa Park Fire Department a grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase 26 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant Self Contained Breathing Appar...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

Equipped for Emergency

Medic 82 Arrives

This May, Villa Park’s newest medic unit hit the road, Medic #82. It is the latest in Villa Park’s aggressive replacement plan for aging fire apparatus, which Villa Park’s 2014 Strategic Plan designates as the no. 1 long-term...

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Posted on: January 18, 2016

Villa Park Fire Chief Elected President of DuPage County Fire Chiefs

Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik

On Jan. 9, 2016, Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik was sworn in as President of the DuPage County Fire Chiefs.

Previously, Chief Rakosnik served two years as Treasurer and one year as Vice President of DuPage County Fire Chiefs. During the organization’s ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Christmas Tree Safety

Did You Know That…

- According to the most recent National Fire Prevention Association statistics, four of every five Christmas tree fires occurred in December and January. Of the 10 days with the largest shares of Christmas tree fires, none were before D...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Villa Park Paramedics Treat 11 for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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A total of 11 people were transported to area hospitals from a single Villa Park residence following exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide Sunday morning.

Just before 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, Villa Park paramedics responded to a call for a teen sufferi...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Villa Park Welcomes Newest Firefighter/Paramedics

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VILLA PARK – The Villa Park Board of Trustees welcomed the two newest firefighter/paramedics to the Villa Park Fire Department on Sept. 14, 2015.

During the Board meeting, Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik recognized Jeff Brown and Steve Lyons for complet...

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Posted on: July 30, 2015

Villa Park Named in Regional Grant to Fund Emergency Vehicle Driver Simulator

Through a cooperative effort, Villa Park firefighters will train on an emergency vehicle driver simulator funded in large part by a regional grant.

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced on July 24 that the Departmen...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

New grant-funded fire engine arrives in Villa Park

New Engine 81

The Villa Park Fire Department showed off the brand new Fire Engine 81 during the annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the Villa Park VFW.

The custom-made Pierce Impel engine sports energy efficient LED lights, a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pump and 750 gall...

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