BCFPD Trustees’ formal approval of an automatic aid agreement between the Barrington Countryside and Wauconda Fire Districts strengthens each organization’s ability to protect the residents they serve, BCFPD Fire Chief Jim Kreher reported.

The agreement calls for BCFPD to dispatch a tender (water tanker) to structure fires that occur in Wauconda’s operational jurisdiction.  In return, Wauconda will send one of its fire engines to structure fires within BCFPD borders.

It also improves coordination between departments when conducting technical rescue, and other specialized operations.

“Approval of this agreement bolsters our long-standing working relationship with the Wauconda Fire District and supports our department’s ongoing efforts to continually improve service levels,” Chief Kreher explained.  “Automatic aid agreements are a key facet of the BCFPD’s commitment to providing superior services.  We are proud to work with our neighbors for the benefit of all we serve.”

The BCFPD currently has service partnerships in place with 13 area fire departments and districts, including the:

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

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