Monday, May 13, 2013
Three New Lenox Firefighters completed paramedics training in Kankakee.
By Marisa Schrieber NLFPD Public Education Coordinator Three New Lenox Fire Protection District firefighters graduated May 9 from the Riverside Medical Center’s Paramedic program. Firefighters James Brown, Brent Havener, and Tim Mayotte have been attending Kankakee Community College and Riverside Medical Center’s EMS System Paramedic classes for the past year in an effort to increase their Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) knowledge and become Paramedics. The Paramedic program prepares individuals to provide advanced life support in and out of hospital settings to critically ill and injured persons. As paramedics, Brown, Havener, and Mayotte will be able to use more advanced airway management devices to support breathing than they could …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A team of basketball players from the New Lenox Fire Protection District will be playing the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association team, the Rolling Falcons, to raise funds.
A team from the New Lenox Fire Protection District will be seated in wheelchairs to play against the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association's Rolling Falcons. The game is a fundraiser to benefit the LWSRA. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Lincoln-Way Central High School, 1801 E. Lincoln Highway. Tickets can be purchased at NLFPD Station One, 261 E. Maple St., or at the LWSRA Office, which is temporarily housed at Lincoln-Way Central High School. "Last year we had a good turn-out, but I would like to have a great one this year," said NLFPD Firefighter John Harkenrider. "It's for a good cause, and it's a lot of fun," he added. It is a $5 donation for adults (13 & older) $3 for children. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A car went in the pond at Lincoln-Way Central High April 26. Divers fished it out April 27.
New Lenox Fire Protection District fished a car out of the pond at Lincoln-Way Central High School. Divers from NLFPD about 10 a.m. April 27 pulled a vehicle from the pond on the north end of Lincoln-Way Central High School, 18001 E. Lincoln Highway. According to NLFPD Battalion Chief Chris Ward, the car went in the pond about 9 a.m. the day before. The vehicle, a silver Saturn, belonged to a teacher at Lincoln-Way Central High School. The identity of the vehicle's owner has not been released. Ward said she had parked her car along the edge of the lot in front of the pond about 30-minutes to an hour before it was discovered to have entered the water. "I'm not going to speculate how it got in the water," he added. School officials …
The top two headlines in New Lenox Patch this week put a spotlight on a house fire and featured action taken at the New Lenox School Dist. 122 Board of Education.
The top stories featured a fire and school board matters. New Lenox Firefighters Douse a Blaze in a One-Story Home—$100,000 Damage A New Lenox family was forced out of their home when fire broke out about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday on Reagan Road. Member Debbie Kedzior gets hot over "No" votes by Members Broderick and Smith when it comes to paying legal obligations associated with January's challenge to re-elected Member Kathy Miller. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A New Lenox family was forced out of their home when fire broke out about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday on Reagan Road.
New Lenox Fire Protection District and seven other assisting fire departments worked for about 40 minutes to douse the flames in a one-story home with a loft. The fire started about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at 13133 Reagan Road in unincorporated New Lenox. No one was injured in the blaze, said New Lenox Fire Protection Chief Jon Mead. Firefighters struggled to with the loft area, where smoke was continuing to billow more than 90-minutes later. The owners, Dan and Janet Remes and their two children, 21-year-old Ashley and 17-year-old Cody escaped injury. The family has not been able to find their dog, a jack russel. Mead said the cause of the fire is yet undetermined. However, he estimates damage at around $100,000. The biggest problem …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Two people were injured in a semi-truck-car crash on Interstate 80 at Route 30. The two were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
UPDATE: Tuesday--9:40 p.m. Illinois State Police Sgt. Jeff Padilla said the driver of the semi-truck had passed out at the wheel after having taken some medication. He was in the right lane of traffic and drifted across all four lanes, clipping the front-end of the SUV. The trailer went all the way left into the wire median, where it came to a stop. The SUV rolled into the right ditch. Both drivers received non-life threatening injuries, according to Padilla. The semi-truck driver was issued a ticked for improper lane use. The identities of the two were not released. Original story: Illinois State Police are investigating a semi-truck-car crash about 6:30 p.m. today on Interstate 80 at Route 30 in New Lenox. ISP Sgt. Jeff Padilla …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Homes and cars around Schoolgate and Cooper Roads as well as Illinois Highway were the target of a rash of vandalism.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
The deck on a house and the inside of a car was set on fire.
While Schoolgate Road homeowners spent Saturday repainting garage doors, scraping vulgarity off windows and chatting about the March 15 rash of neighborhood vandalism and arson, New Lenox police had already arrested a 17-year, gang-affiliated man who will be charged as an adult for his involvement. Christian Velazquez, 17, of the 700 block of Lake Road, was booked into Will County Jail about 1 p.m. Saturday and charged with two counts of arson, residential burglary and criminal damage to property—all felonies, according to New Lenox Deputy Police Chief Robert Pawlicz. No bond information was available. All total 11 complaints were filed in connection with a string of property damage complaints that ranged from setting a deck on fire, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Schoolgate Road residents are grappling with a graffiti mess and more.
Residents of the 700 block of Schoolgate Road and the immediate vicinity are up in arms tonight about a rash of vandalism that marked their cars and garages with spray-painted graffiti. One family is dealing with more—the deck to their house was set on fire. New Lenox Fire Protection District said the call came in about 6:09 a.m. Friday and was doused in about 15 minutes. The cause of the blaze is being investigated; neighbors say it was arson. New Lenox police have not yet released information concerning the event that involved multiple homes and car owners. One resident told Patch anonymously that he woke up Friday to find the back of his van had been spray painted with gray paint and the window on his wife's car was sprayed too. "It …
Monday, February 11, 2013
When an individual is injured or critically ill the New Lenox Fire District responds quickly, but if the firefighter/paramedics cannot gain entry right away into a residence it can delay their response.
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