Carpentersville 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.


demoFundraisers such as the MDA Fill-the-Boot, are ways that Local 4790 gives back to the community in which we serve. The International Association of Fire Fighters has been partnered with the MDA Organization since 1954..



demoFundraisers such as our Annual DodgeBall Tournament are a fun way to get together, be competitive, and raise funds for great local charities. We hope you come out and support Local 4790's DodgeBall tournament for a great cause.


Local 4790:

demoLocal 4790 was chartered on February 1, 2010. We are proud members of the International Association of Fire Fighters & the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, with 33 sworn members serving Carpentersville, IL.




Next Union Meeting:

demoOur next Union Meeting union meeting dates for 2016 (Feb 10, Apr 13, Jun 8, Aug 10, Oct 12, Dec 14) All meeting times are 1830 @ Station #91




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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  or call 847-544-1298)  Click HERE for the order form.

CFD Military Shirts

Senator Nolan:

Senator Nolan
Thank you Senator Mike Noland on behalf of the Carpentersville Professional Firefighters for all you have done while in office for all Illinois Firefighters.

Spring Football:

Spring Footaball 2016a


Spring Football 2016c

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.  



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Village of Carpentersville issues layoff notices to fulltime fire fighters, gives raises to other employees

Layoff notices will dramatically increase the Village’s overtime burden.

On March 23, 2016 the Carpentersville Professional Firefighters Union, IAFF Local 4790 was

served layoff notices for two members to take effect April 22, 2016. The Union had just begun

contract negotiations with the Village of Carpentersville and was notified minutes prior to the

second negotiation session. “This is very unfortunate news for our membership” President Rick

Nieves said. “We have put forth a good faith effort to reduce overtime costs by agreeing to

flexible scheduling to react to manpower shortages, but sadly the Village chose to use it

ineffectively. The Union does not control overtime that was approved and budgeted for during the

fiscal year.” President Rick Nieves also stated that “The swing shift, a concept agreed to by the

Village and Union in 2014 in which firefighters were moved from their normal assigned shift to

another shift that is short staffed, was an attempt to decrease costs during a time of need.” The

Village sent the Union notice that they were "opting out" of the swing shift the same day as the

layoff notices were issued. Nieves also stated “This is the second time firefighters have given

concessions to address a 'perceived' shortfall but we don't believe we should shoulder the entire

burden. The Village has not laid off any other employees and has given raises to other

employees this year. Both parties will have to try and work out their differences. We have to be

careful as layoff’s equate to more costs down the road when the manning levels the village

negotiated drop. It’s a wise move to build in a buffer and to maintain an adequate level of

firefighters on shift at all times”. “The Village seems to have made a practice of delaying

replacement of members due to injuries and retirements, it puts a strain on the already meager

overtime budget” negotiated in the last contract. The recent consolidation study paid for in part by

the Village of Carpentersville shows a need for increased staffing to 4 firefighters in each of the 3

Carpentersville stations. “We are making progress, but aren't quite there yet” Nieves said. Station

91 located at 213 Spring street covering the “Old town” section of Carpentersville still often

maintains only 3 firefighters to run an ambulance, an engine, and a truck. “We need to work

together to start adopting recommendations from a study the Village paid for. We have always

worked to manage any crisis the community has faced, including financial crises as well. With

the loss of a Deputy Chief, Administrative Assistant and now the Fire Chief, our membership,

many of whom are residents of Carpentersville feel there is not a financial need to layoff

firefighters as Village President Ed Ritter has previously stated. We hope this can come to a good



For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Local President Richard

Nieves please call (224) 422-8042

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Congrats FF Sutfin

We would like to Congratulate FF. Bill Sutfin on successfully making his probation and earning his black shield! Congrats Billy!





Fire Ops Citizens Fire Academy

***Attention Carpentersville residents***Sept. 10, 2015*** The Carpentersville Fire Department will be hosting our second Fire Ops citizens fire academy. This will be an 8 week class that meets every Wednesday night. The first class starts September 30th 2015. We are only accepting the first 10 applicants so get in quick. Please message us here or email if interested.


Custom murals for Stations 91,92 & 93. Thanks Coach Cruz!

Station 91 Mural

Station 92 Mural

Station 93 Mural


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.

Staffing Article

Read this article from the Daily Herald by Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois President Pat Devany.

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