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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:04

Auto Body Students Prepare, Paint Donated Chevy Vehicle for IL Fire Dept.

Auto body tech students from Indian Capital Technology Center prepped and painted a truck donated to Illinois River Area Fire Department from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Students include, front row, from left: Chance Stayathome, Sidney Hair, Cody Terrapin, Elide Sierra, Mateo Taylor, Will Cozad, and Blayne Allen. Back row: Dalton Fritch, Chris Mills, Jorge Jordan, Jake Tillman, Kaleb Ruben, IRAFD Chief Stephen Alyea, Parker Warren, Martin Ruiz, Jeremy Russel, Jaime Herrera, and Instructor Bill Sprague. Auto body tech students from Indian Capital Technology Center prepped and painted a truck donated to Illinois River Area Fire Department from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Students include, front row, from left: Chance Stayathome, Sidney Hair, Cody Terrapin, Elide Sierra, Mateo Taylor, Will Cozad, and Blayne Allen. Back row: Dalton Fritch, Chris Mills, Jorge Jordan, Jake Tillman, Kaleb Ruben, IRAFD Chief Stephen Alyea, Parker Warren, Martin Ruiz, Jeremy Russel, Jaime Herrera, and Instructor Bill Sprague.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office donated a 1998 Chevy Tahoe to Illinois River Area Fire Department to be refitted for use by the chief, Stephen Alyea.

Auto body tech students from Indian Capital Technology Center prepped and painted the vehicle at no cost to IRAFD, and lights will be added to complete the vehicle for use in responding to emergency calls.


The vehicle will be equipped with an automatic external defibrillator, oxygen tanks, a medical pack and fire extinguisher. Quicker scene arrival benefits the community by allowing the chief to address the needs of the situation and relay information to 911 Communications for needed assets.


The IRVFD name has been changed to Illinois River Area Fire Department, the original name from the 1980s--'90s.

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