Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Officials are asking for donations of old cars to be used for firefighter extrication training, Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said.
Got a junk car collecting dust in your garage or driveway? The Plainfield Fire Protection District would love to take it off your hands. The district is seeking donated cars that can be used for training exercises, and not only will they remove it for you, you'll receive a tax deduction for your contribution, Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said. So far, they've secured five donated vehicles, three of which have come from the Plainfield Police Department, which otherwise would have sold them for scrap, Statton said. Of the 10 they hope to receive overall, two will be used for pre-prom accident re-enactments/displays, designed to warn Plainfield School District 202 students of the danger of drinking and driving on prom night, he said. The …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Despite the extent of the damage to the vehicle, the deputy fire chief said neither person's injuries were life-threatening.
Two people were injured Saturday night following a two-car accident on U.S. 30 near 119th Street in Plainfield, Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said. The collision occurred shortly befort 6 p.m. when a car on 119th Street went through the intersection and struck the van as it was crossing on U.S. 30, Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Bill Fuentes said. The force of the impact pushed the car into a pole, Stratton said. The driver of the car, who was not injured, was ticketed for failure yield right of way, Fuentes said. The car's front-seat passenger had to be extricated and was transported to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora by the Plainfield Fire Protection District. A female passenger in the van was also injured and taken to Rush-…
Friday, February 3, 2012
There were no injuries in the crash, which damaged an exterior wall of the liquor store, a fire official said.
A Plainfield driver who may have forgotten to put his SUV into park did about $5,000 in damage to Binny's Beverage Depot Friday morning, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said. The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. when the driver's Nissan Murano clipped one side of the building at 12307 S. Route 59, Stratton said. The name and age of the driver, who was described as middle-aged, was not available. He refused medical treatment at the scene, he said. It's not known if any tickets were issued. A Plainfield Building Department inspector reviewed the damage and determined that the stand-alone store remained structurally sound, Stratton said. No one else was injured in the accident.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said it's likely the same culprit is responsible for all of the blazes that have occurred on Hazelwood Drive since Christmas Day.
Five vehicle fires in the same area in the last two weeks are being investigated as related and the possible work of an arsonist, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said Sunday night. The first blaze took place Christmas Day, the second New Year's Eve, and the most recent three on early Sunday morning, Stratton said. Each started inside a vehicle in the 16000 block of Hazelwood Drive. Three of which were parked in town home driveways, two inside town home garages and all were unlocked, Stratton said. "It seems like (they're related)," Stratton said. "Nothing really is the same (in terms of what's being used to start the fires). It appears they're using items that are readily available." The suspect or suspects are brazen, he said, …