Do You want reduced services?
The City of Elgin plans to reduce your services by placing Engine 6 out of service for an estimated 280 days a year.
Due to a budget cut imposed onto the Elgin Fire Department by the City of Elgin, Engine 6, located at 707 W. Chicago St. will be out of service for an estimated 280 days a year. Last year, Engine 6 responded to over 3,000 Emergency Calls!
The Union and Fire Chief agree that this is a reduction in overall service to the residents of Elgin. Any reduction in staffing to the Elgin Fire Department will lead to reduced services for the residents of Elgin. This is evident in previous budget cuts that resulted in fewer firefighters being on shift daily and less fire apparatus being able to respond on a daily basis.