Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department

"Helping Us, help You"

About Us

Spring Valley Fire Protection

Fire Chief - Todd Bogatitus

28 Member Volunteer Department
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

History

 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. 

Mission

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. 

City of Spring Valley ISO

 Public Protection Classification: 04/4X

2018 Burning Rules

Membership

Firefighters

Fireman Nick Crossiant 

Fireman Matthew Eilers

Fireman  Jesse Lucas

Fireman Matt Meyer

Fireman Don Noy

Fireman Cody Price

Fireman Zenon Ruiz

Fireman Scott Shilkuski

Fireman Jay Ullrich

Pro-B - Kevin Delhotal

Pro-B- Alex McCloskey

Pro-B - Michael Rodriguez

Rookie - Sarah Bolelli

Rookie - Maria Korte

Rookie - Dominic Marenda

Jr. Rookie - Patrick Cousar

Jr. Rookie - Brandon De Jong

Jr. Rookie - Nathan Diaz

Jr. Rookie - John Moore

AUX - Photographer Rich "FUZZY" Fuerholzer

Fire Chief Emeritus- Gene Scheri 

2018 Officers

205 - Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus

206 - Assistant Chief  Greg Lauf

207 - Captain  Luke Ladgenski

208 - Lieutenant James Parlier

209 - Lieutenant  Joseph Ladgenski




Join Us

Become a Volunteer

 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 tntlawncare@comcast.net. for more information. 


SVFD Jr Rookie Program

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.

Support Us

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.  

Equipment

214 Brush Truck w/foam & extrication

Ready for Action

Officer's Truck

Rescue 215

Light Truck w/generator and cascade

Snorkel / Aerial 217

Engine 210

Engine 211

Engine 212

6 Wheeler

Taylor Street Fire Station

Small Rescue Boat

Safety Information

Burning Hours

 

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 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.

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.

Warning Sirens

FIRE:

 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.m


Note: 

There is no all clear siren rung after a tornado.

Ambulance Service

  

10/33 Ambulance Service, Ltd.

Managing Director - Bob Hoscheid

(815) 663-6683

director@1033ambulance.org

www.1033ambulance.org

"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

Fire Safety

  • Plan Your Escape - Create and practice a home escape plan with your family.
  • Keep Matches and Lighters in a Safe Area - Always keep matches and lighters stored high in a locked cabinet or a locked box. Kids imitate adults, set a safe example.
  • Cook Safely - Never leave cooking unattended and keep the cooking area clutter free.

Rules

  • Give Space Heaters Space - Keep anything that can burn three feet away from portable heaters.
  • Extinguish Smoking Materials - Before emptying the contents of an ashtray into the trash, wet the contents.
  • Electrical Safety - Replace damaged electrical cords and repair or replace appliances that smell, smoke, or overheat.

Reminders

  • Spring and Fall – Change your Detector Batteries
  • Test Your Smoke Alarm - Install a smoke alarm on every floor of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Test the smoke alarms once a month and change the batteries twice a year.