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The search has ended for Cornbelt Fire Protection District’s new fire chief—and the new hire is already familiar with the community.
Last Wednesday, the Cornbelt Board of Trustees voted to accept the application of Mahomet resident John Koller.
Friday was Cornbelt Fire Protection District Chief Lloyd Galey's last day at work—and it came a little earlier than previously expected.
As they begin the search for a new fire chief, members of the Cornbelt Fire Protection District board of trustees say they’re looking to build on their strengths.
“Chief Galey has really taken us to a new level,” Trustee Lee Jessup said, noting Cornbelt’s strides in the areas of training, equipment and personnel retention.
After several years of discussion and planning, Cornbelt Fire Protection District is moving forward with plans to expand their facility on Main Street.
The plan approved last week by the board of trustees calls for construction of a new building north of the current station on Franklin Street.
As news of the fire at Lake of the Woods Apartments spread on Friday, Mahomet residents began asking what they could do to help.
"Everybody wants to do something, and there's nothing more frustrating in a situation like this than just waiting," said Kelly Formoso, branch manager of the Champaign office of the American Red Cross.
An early-morning fire this weekend left a Mahomet resident homeless.
Cornbelt firefighters reported to a house fire in the 100 block of Carroll Street in Candlewood Estates around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. The home was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived.
The holiday season brought havoc to some residents in Mahomet's Hunter's Ridge subdivision.
Mahomet police received three reports of residents whose car tires were "cut or otherwise deflated" during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, Police Chief Mike Metzler said. All those incidents occurred on Timber Wolf Lane in the hours after midnight.
When Cornbelt Fire Protection District officials purchased Fire Engine 2257 earlier this year, it wasn’t a matter of looking around the lot and taking a truck or two for a test drive.
It’s a big-ticket purchase, requiring planning and patience. Cornbelt took delivery of its newest engine this summer, 34 months after the purchasing process was first set in motion.
Cornbelt Fire Protection District volunteer firefighters will be holding an open house at the fire station on Main Street on Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 p.m.
The whole family is invited to enjoy free hot dogs, drinks, balloons, and the always popular fire truck rides.
Sparky the Fire Dog will also be on hand to greet children and for picture opportunities.
In the fall of 1966, former Cornbelt Fire Protection Chief Bud Lindsey was determined to convince his new neighbor, Delmer Castor, to sign up as a volunteer firefighter.