Tag Archive | fire

Telecommunications/dispatch center wants microwave antenna atop C-MHS water tower

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 The Eastern Will County Communications Center board is asking Crete Village officials to allow a microwave dish to be placed atop the municipal water tower west-southwest of Crete-Monee High School. EASTCOM says the newly located dish would expand the operation’s fire-equipment dispatching capabilities. That, in turn, would mean […]

‘… followed by an asthma attack’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 14, 2014 Thanks to Cindy Jobbe for the tip on the Crete-Monee High School evacuation around 8 a.m. Cindy spotted an ambulance and fire truck “and everybody standing outside to the west side.” Crete Police Chief Jim Paoletti says there was a false fire alarm at the building, “followed by […]

Crete cop-fire commissioners discuss the ins, outs of hiring-through-firing with new Monee cop panel

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 21, 2014 When your primary duties are hiring, promoting, reprimanding and dismissing, “you’re susceptible to being sued,” Crete resident Dale Nelson recently warned a delegation from Monee. But Nelson, speaking as secretary of Crete’s Police and Fire Commission, said Monee police commissioners can avoid a lot of headaches by being […]

Retired CTA mgr joins Police & Fire Commission

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 15, 2014 Crete trustees approved the appointment of retired Chicago Transit Authority Mgr James D. “Jim” McPhee to the Police & Fire Commission Monday. Mayor Mike Einhorn, in making the recommendation, told trustees McPhee brings “a wealth of knowledge” to the three-member panel as McPhee and his wife, Rozenda, beamed. […]

Best wishes for Chief Bachert

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Nov. 20, 2013 Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn, in his role as assistant fire chief, and Deputy Fire Chief Dan Smits are filling in for Fire Chief Lyle Bachert, who underwent open heart surgery on Nov. 12 Bachert will be “laid up for a period of time,” Einhorn told trustees at the […]

Crete FD notches 6th Gold Seal award; K-9 Officer honored

  The Crete Fire Department has received its sixth Gold Seal award and Crete’s K-9 officer has been publicly honored for recently saving the life of a choking victim at a Lincolnshire Estates home. Honored are Firefighter-paramedics Harry Blaundin, Michael Hameister, Scott Kirkpatrick, Charles Krug and Assistant Chief Mike Einhorn, and K-9 Officer David Gillespie. […]