Sycamore, Illinois Fire Department news
Calls for service from the Sycamore Fire Department increased by 23% over the past year, according to a recently published annual report.
A car crash Saturday on Peace Road in Sycamore Township sent three to the hospital Saturday, including one with serious injuries, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
A house fire in the attic of a Sycamore home on Illinois Route 64 Monday sent one to the hospital and caused about $50,000 worth of damage to the two-story house, according to Sycamore fire officials.
For the most part, Sycamore kept the fire department holiday-related incident wreath red, with only one light bulb turning white during this most recent holiday season. That means crews only responded to one holiday decoration related fire this season.
The Sycamore Lions Club recently donated $2,160 to the Sycamore Fire Department to purchase a piece of training equipment for paramedics in honor of longtime Sycamore Fire Lt. and Lions Club member Gene Listy.
During the holiday season, the Sycamore Fire Department will continue its’ annual firehouse tradition of the Red Wreath program starting Thanksgiving Day.
UPDATE: Somonauk Road in Hinckley has reopened, after it was closed through the night into Tuesday, said Chief Deputy Jim Burgh with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, as crews worked to clean the roadway due to an overturned semi-trailer truck which was leaking diesel fuel.
A Sycamore business was damaged by fire this week, according to officials with the Sycamore Fire Department.
A home on Yorkshire Drive in Sycamore was damaged by fire early Thursday morning, according to the Sycamore Fire Department.
The Sycamore Fire Department has a new deputy fire chief, after the city council approved the appointment during Monday’s meeting.
Local police and fire officials are reporting an increase in fireworks-related calls since the COVID-19 pandemic began – though it’s unclear whether the pandemic prompted the hike. DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd said the department has received about 178 fireworks related calls for 2021 so far, with about 75 of those calls coming around the Fourth of July holiday period.
Illinois State Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, announced the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal awarded a $13,363.98 grant to the Sycamore Fire Department and $26,000 grant to the Burlington Community Fire Protection District as part of the state’s 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program.
The Sycamore Fire Department was among those 149 fire agencies across the state awarded a cumulative $3.3 million from the Office of the Illinois Fire Marshal’s Small Equipment Grant Program.
DeKalb County’s regional fire fighting strike team headed to Rockton Monday evening to aid more than 150 firefighters in battling a blaze at the Chemtool Inc plant on the Illinois-Wisconsin border.
A Sycamore family is without a home after a blaze late Sunday night on Old State Road gutted the two-story building, which was deemed uninhabitable. It's the second of its kind in the Sycamore area over the weekend.