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Response to concerns about 911 call

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Response to concerns about 911 call There were some concerns published in the newspaper regarding a 911 call. The 911 call that was dispatched to EFD was relayed as a structure fire. The exact 911 message dispatched was as follows: 911 Emergency Reporting to Elgin Fire Department – “A single-level structure is involved. Both smoke and flames are visible. The caller is on scene (1st party). The incident involves a multiple-family residential structure.” EFD responded to this call based on the information that was given. Our volunteer firefighters have to be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Four fire trucks and the EFD Command ...

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