Accord Advances District’s Commitment to Improve Fire & EMS Service

BCFPD trustees unanimously approved an automatic aid agreement with the Huntley Fire Protection District at the Board’s January meeting – the latest in an ongoing series of efforts to improve delivery of fire and emergency medical services to residents.

The agreement, also approved by Huntley officials, calls for Huntley FPD to send an ambulance to any structure fire that occurs within BCFPD’s 48-square mile jurisdiction. In return, BCFPD will dispatch a fire engine to all fires located within the Huntley District’s borders.

“We are continually looking for opportunities to improve service to our residents,” BCFPD Fire Chief Jim Kreher explained.  “Aid agreements with neighboring departments are an ideal way to raise service levels for residents in all our communities.  We are proud to help our neighbors wherever possible, and appreciate the fact that they are able to support us when we need it.”

With the addition of Huntley, the BCFPD now has automatic aid agreements or partnerships with 12 northwest suburban fire service agencies, including:

  • Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District
  • Barrington Fire Department
  • Carpentersville Fire Department
  • Cary Fire Protection District
  • East Dundee Fire Protection District
  • Fox River Grove Fire Protection District
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District
  • Long Grove Fire Protection District
  • Palatine Rural Fire Protection District
  • Wauconda Fire District

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