Welcome to IAFF Local #4790
Welcome to the Carpentersville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 4790 Web site. We are located in Kane County, IL. We are located 36 miles west of Chicago, IL with a population of 38,196 as of 2012. We have 3 fire stations, with 33 sworn members.
Every year all the members of our local adopt a family in need with the help of Trustee Vela and the Carpentersville Community resource center. This year we were able to make sure 45 kids have presents 🎁 under the tree come Christmas morning!
CFD Military Shirts:
In an effort to show our support for all the men and women of the armed forces who dedicate their lives for our freedom. The Carpentersville Firefighters are wearing these shirts every Friday and every military holiday. All 5 branches of military are represented on the shirt. We are also selling them to the public with all the proceeds going to Salute Inc. and our Local V.F.W. (To order send order form to Tony Ferreiro at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-544-1298) Click HERE for the order form.
Thank you Senator Mike Noland on behalf of the Carpentersville Professional Firefighters for all you have done while in office for all Illinois Firefighters.
In the heat of competition camaraderie is built between teammates and competitors. 8th annual spring football game. Cville fire vs Bartlett fire. Good times had by all and great camaraderie.
Custom murals for Stations 91,92 & 93. Thanks Coach Cruz!
FDNY Rescue 4
Here is a picture of retired FDNY Rescue 4 and our Carpentersville Engine 92. Squad 4 was the only FDNY Rescue to remain in service after 9/11 because it was parked two blocks away. Below is a picture of where it was parked right when the second tower came down. Rescue 4's company was in that tower as well.
Photo by Bill O'Neill.
Photo by Bill O'Neill
Carpentersville professional firefighters Local 4790 have brokered a deal that
will keep two career firefighters employed. Village officials indicated funding issues
led to the layoff notices given to two firefighters after a recent contract was settled.
"It was difficult news to here after we bargained a contract in good faith and heard nothing
about potential layoffs, but we had to the come to the table with an open mind" Nieves said.
Local 4790 did it's due diligence to offer solutions that would not affect our members or the
community as a whole. We found ways to significantly reduce overtime costs to the village
through scheduling flexibility for the next couple of years. "We think the solution is a
fair compromise and proves to the public overtime had nothing to do with our problems with the
village. Our goal has and always will be to inform the community on what is going on within the
fire department and how it will affect them. Maintaining these firefighters helps us work
towards maintaining service levels the community should expect. Local 4790 has expressed
concerns to village regarding reductions to levels not seen since 2000 of only 10 firefighters
per day in a worst case scenario. This is our next challenge, how can we add firefighters in
a budget that is being squeezed from all sides. It is the belief of Local 4790 that the current
trend of public safety reductions will have a negative impact on the community. "This now marks
the second consecutive contract that Local 4790 firefighters have been the only public safety
union to be threatened with full time layoffs and have responded each time with concessions to
the village to avoid these layoffs". Said Nieves. We hope this has proven to village officials
that it's not all about money for us, but that we care about our members and the community we serve.
Read this article from the Daily Herald by Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois President Pat Devany. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140429/discuss/140428222/
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