Fire Department Tour

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Spring Valley Fire Protection

Fire Chief - Todd Bogatitus

Fire Chief Emeritus- Gene Scheri


25 Member Volunteer Department
Phone: Emergency 9-1-1
Email address:SVFD200@yahoo.com

 

Thank you ADM for you support of the SVFD!

 

Burning Hours

Burning is permitted, on Mondays through Saturdays, and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between October 1st and May 1st of each year.

No burning is allowed on Sundays from May 1st to October 1st.

Burning of building & construction materials is NOT allowed.

No leaf burning is allowed on city streets and sidewalks; except on brick streets with such burning limited to waste generated by the lot immediately adjacent to the city street.. Burning of leaves is allowed on private property with supervision present until the fire is extinguished.

No Burning allowed on any days that Hall High School has a home football game.

See LEAF COLLECTION information on the City Clerk or Street Department pages for details on pick-up.

Volunteers Needed

The Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department is currently accepting applications for additional volunteers.  In addition to interested adults, the SVFD sponsors a Junior Rookie program which allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about the Fire Service. Junior rookies attend training sessions, work nights and assist at fire scenes helping with non-fire fighting duties such as hitting the hydrant, handling equipment, and ventilation. Memberships for Jr. Rookies and adults are available. Pick up an application at the fire station during a Tuesday night work night. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Contact Chief Todd Bogatitus at 815.303.2320 or tntlawncare@comcast.net. for more information. 

 

 

 

About the Spring Valley Fire Department

The Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department originated in 1884 when the Spring Valley Coal Company began development of the area and was incorporated as part of the city in 1886. Spring Valley is the second largest community in Bureau County, Illinois, and a gateway to the Illinois River. It is located approximately 100 miles south west of Chicago.

Emergency Services

Ambulance: Managing Director - Bob Hoscheid Intermediate Life Support Population covered 12,000 (Spring Valley, Ladd, Cherry, Dalzell, DePue, Hollowayville, Seatonville, Hall Twp., and Selby Twp.)
4 Vehicles; 4 full time staff, and full time managing director; 6 part-time staff; 20 Volunteers
Fire Insurance Rating: Class #5
Planning Commissions:
Spring Valley: Spring Valley Planning Commission
County: Bureau County Planning Commission
Zoning: Municipal zoning ordinances in effect
Codes: International Building Codes - Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Local Building Code Mechanical: Local Building Code

Community

Our members continuously participate in community activities and work with local schools hosting field trips and presentations.

 

October is

Fire Safety Month

 

  • Test Your Smoke Alarm - Install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Test the smoke alarms once a month and change the batteries twice a year.
  • Plan Your Escape - Create and practice a home escape plan with your family.
  • Keep Matches and Lighters in a Safe Area - Always keep matches and lighters stored high in a locked cabinet or a locked box. Kids imitate adults, set a safe example.
  • Cook Safely - Never leave cooking unattended and keep the cooking area clutter free.
  • Give Space Heaters Space - Keep anything that can burn three feet away from portable heaters.
  • Extinguish Smoking Materials - Before emptying the contents of an ashtray into the trash, wet the contents.
  • Electrical Safety - Replace damaged electrical cords and repair or replace appliances that smell, smoke, or overheat.

 

 

Department

Spring Valley has an all volunteer department which is a member of MABAS Division 25. The first home for the department was the Spring Valley City Hall constructed in 1894. In 1979, under the leadership of Mayor Joseph Ruva and with help from Federal grants, the present fire house on Taylor Street was built. Until 2007 all fire calls were dispatched from the police station at city hall. Currently fire calls are dispatched from the Bureau County 911 Center (BUECOMM).

The station houses 10 pieces of apparatus:

3 Engines

1 Brush Truck w/foam & extrication equip.

1 Rescue Squad

1 Water Tender

1 Snorkel / Aerial

1 Light Truck w/generator and cascade

1 Officer Truck w/ deck gun

1 Aux. Van

 

Membership

SVFD sponsors a Junior Rookie program which allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about the Fire Service. Junior rookies attend training sessions, work nights and assist at fire scenes helping with non-fire fighting duties such as hitting the hydrant, handling equipment, and ventilation. Interested in volunteering? Memberships for Jr. Rookies and adults are available. Pick up an application at the fire station during a Tuesday night work night. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.


 

WARNING SIRENS

FIRE: High/Low tone that lasts for approximately 45 seconds or 6 cycles.

WEATHER ALERT : Continuous cycle -

3 mins. or longer

(Note: There is no all clear siren rung after a tornado.)

 

Reminders

Spring and Fall – Change your Detector Batteries

 

Membership Link

Membership

 

SVFD 2016 MEMBERS

205 - Fire Chief
Todd Bogatitus

AUX - Chief Emeritus
Gene Scheri

206 - Assistant Chief
Greg Lauf

207 - Captain
Luke Ladgenski

208 - Lieutenant

James Parlier

209 - Lieutenant
Joseph Ladgensk

 

Fireman- Secretary

Patrick Watson

A-24 - Fireman
Tom Francisco

AUX - Photographer
Rich "FUZZY" Fuerholzer

 

Fireman

Nick Crossiant

Fireman

Matthew Eilers

Fireman

Tom Francisco

Fireman
Jesse Lucas

Fireman

Matt Meyer

Fireman
Don Noy

Fireman

Cody Price

Fireman

Zenon Ruiz

Fireman

Scott Shilkuski

Fireman

Jay Ullrich

Fireman

Angie Venturi

 

Pro-B - Kevin Delhotal

Pro-B- Alex McCloskey

Pro-B - Eric Mizel

Pro-B - Michael Rodriguez

 

Jr. Rookie - Patrick Cousar

Jr. Rookie - Brandon

De Jong

Jr. Rookie - Nathan Diaz

Jr. Rookie - John Moore

Letter denotes squad.
Number denotes locker
assignment.

Grade School Field Trip
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