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 32 sworn members.
Fundraisers 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..
Fundraisers 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 was chartered on February 1, 2010. We are proud members of the International Association of Fire Fighters & the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, with 32 sworn members serving Carpentersville, IL.
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5th Annual Dodgeball Tournament
Come see The Chicago Bliss, the Ladies Football League team
will be at our dodgeball event. They're the LFL back to back champions.
We have Roland Harper former Chicago Bears running back to
be present from 12-3 (weather permitting)
Joe Cicero and Tina Bree from Star 105.5 FM Morning Show to be present
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
6 person team, $25 per player Teams may consist of all male, female, or co-ed teams ages 16 and up
Saturday March 7, 2015
Check-in time 11:00 a.m. Game time: 12:00-5:00 p.m. Visit IAFFLOCAL4790.ORG to register
Dundee-Crown High School 1500 Kings Road Carpentersville, IL 60110
Early bird registration cost of $150/team ends February February 21st February 21st – March 7th registration $180/team CASH PRIZES TO TOP 3 TEAMS!!! Silent auction sports memorabilia and various raffles will be present
Contact Art Carrillo at aﬁre278@comcast.net 224.629.6074 for tournament information Sponsorship or vendor interest please contact Sara Miller firstname.lastname@example.org 630.816.6345
Click HERE for the flier.
Time to change the smoke detectors
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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