PFPD Recognizes Jacobs

A reminder that the Lyndon Department will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 4th.
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Retiring trustee and Board President, Bill Jacobs was honored at the May 8 meeting of the Prophetstown Fire Protection District Board of Trustees. He was presented a plaque for his six years of service by District Chief, Gerald Armstrong and Assistant Chief, Arian Landheer

Bill Jacobs was presented a memento of his six years of service as a PFPD trustee.

New trustee Tony Wade was sworn in along with reelected trustee James Thompson.

Fire Service Report

  • District Fire Chief, Gerald Armstrong reported that district responded to 13 calls during the month of April.
  • A live burn training on May 7 went well and was attended by four other area departments.
  • The cost of this year’s fireworks display has been covered with the Prophetstown Department receiving $7,000 in donations towards next year’s show.
  • Trustee and firefighter Mike Thompson has received his investigation license.
  • A reminder that the Lyndon Department will hold its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, June 4

Board Action

  • Approved the purchase of new tires for pumper number five at a cost of approximately $5,000
  • Approved the purchase of headsets for pumpers five and six at a cost of approximately $15,500.
  • A budget meeting was scheduled for May 22 to discuss future finances and the recently approved tax Levy.

Ambulance Service

  • Director Julie Pope reported the service responded to 40 calls during the month of April.
  • The Illinois Department of Health recently conducted its annual inspection of the service.
  • EMS week will be celebrated beginning on May 21.
  • The current EMT class being conducted is going well and will conclude on June 26

Next PFPD Board of Trustees meeting be held on Monday, June 10 at 7:00PM.

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