Fire Chief - Todd Bogatitus
30 Year Anniversary - January 2020
Leadership with Experience & Dedication!
Combination Volunteer & Part Time Paid Department
30 Volunteer Members
Engineer Staffed, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: Emergency 9-1-1
Phone: Non-Emergency 815•664•5160
Address: 520 N. Taylor St., Spring Valley, IL 61362
Email address: SVFD200@yahoo.com
The Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department originated in 1884 when the Spring Valley Coal Company began development of the area and was incorporated as part of the city in 1886. The first home for the department was the Spring Valley City Hall constructed in 1894. In 1979, under the leadership of Mayor Joseph Ruva and with help from Federal grants, the present fire house on Taylor Street was built.
The mission of the Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of all residents, employees and visitors of the City of Spring Valley and surrounding areas from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions caused by man and nature, in an efficient, professional and well trained manner. This shall be accomplished through fire prevention, fire training, public education, collaboration with regional fire associations and full use of available resources in the mitigation of all disasters, either natural or man-made.
Public Protection Classification: 04/4X
Fireman Patrick Cousar
Fireman Nick Crossiant
Fireman Matthew Eilers
Fireman Frank Filippi
Fireman Jimmy Korte
Fireman Don Noy
Fireman Cody Price
Fireman Scott Shilkuski
Fireman Jay Ullrich
Fireman Dominic Marenda
Fireman Michael Rodriguez
Fireman Patrick Cousar
Fireman Brandon De Jong
Fireman Nathan Diaz
Fireman John Moore
Rookie Mark Kramar
Rookie Lacey McNelis
Rookie Jordan Mitchell
Rookie Joe Moore
Rookie Josh Swietek
Rookie Victoria Ullrich
Rookie Sam Ziadat
AUX - Photographer Rich "FUZZY" Fuerholzer
AUX - Fire Chief Emeritus- Gene Scheri
Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus
Assistant Chief Greg Lauf
Lieutenant Jesse Lucas
Lieutenant Matt Meyer
Lieutenant James Parlier
Part Time Staff Firefighters
Engineer Brian Carrington
Engineer Tim Doubek
Engineer Eric Morris
Engineer Pete Ragazincky
The Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department is currently accepting applications for additional volunteers. In addition to interested adults, the SVFD sponsors a Junior Rookie program which allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about the Fire Service. Junior rookies attend training sessions, work nights and assist at fire scenes helping with non-fire fighting duties such as hitting the hydrant, handling equipment, and ventilation. Memberships for Jr. Rookies and adults are available. Pick up an application at the fire station during a Tuesday night work night. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Contact Chief Todd Bogatitus at 815.303.2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information.
SVFD sponsors a Junior Rookie program which allows high school juniors and seniors to learn about the Fire Service. Junior rookies attend training sessions, work nights and assist at fire scenes helping with non-fire fighting duties such as hitting the hydrant, handling equipment, and ventilation. Interested in volunteering? Memberships for Jr. Rookies and adults are available. Pick up an application at the fire station during a Tuesday night work night. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
The SVFD is a municipal, non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible and are used for training, equipment, maintenance and operations to serve and protect the residents and businesses of Spring Valley.
The department annually hosts a Smoker in the spring and a Music on Main event in the summer to help generate supplementall funds to help sustain their budget.
In addition, our members continuously participate in community activities and work with local schools hosting field trips and presentations.
Burning is permitted, on Mondays through Saturdays, and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between October 1st and May 1st of each year.
No burning is allowed on Sundays from May 1st to October 1st.
Burning of building & construction materials is NOT allowed.
No burn barrels will be allowed at this time.
No leaf burning is allowed on city streets and sidewalks; except on brick streets with such burning limited to waste generated by the lot immediately adjacent to the city street.. Burning of leaves is allowed on private property with supervision present until the fire is extinguished.
Yard waste must be fully extinguished by 4 p.m., nothing should be left to smolder.
There is no burning for 48 hours after a minimum of ½” rainfall.
Recreation Fires are still permitted.
No Burning allowed on any days that Hall High School has a home football game.
See LEAF COLLECTION information on the City Clerk or Street Department pages for details on pick-up.
High/Low tone that lasts for approximately
45 seconds or 6 cycles.
WEATHER ALERT :
Continuous cycle -
3 mins. or longer
Weather Alert Test Sirens are
sounded on the 1st Tuesday
of every month
at 10 a.m.
There is no all clear siren rung after a tornado.
Fire sirens are only rung between 8 am and 8 pm.
10/33 Ambulance Service, Ltd.
Managing Director - Bob Hoscheid
"Nothing will work unless you do." -Maya Angelou
Advanced Life Support/Critical Care Transport
Population covered 12,000
Communities of: Spring Valley, Ladd, Cherry, Dalzell, DePue, Hollowayville, Seatonville,
Hall Twp., and Selby Twp.
6 Ambulances/ 1 Support Vehicle; 12 full time staff, a full-time Managing Director, and a full-time Office Manager; 14 part-time staff; 8 Volunteers
Fire Insurance Rating: Class #4