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Itasca Fire District Inaugural Firefighter Memorial Service -
March 2nd, 2023
On March 2nd, 2023 the Itasca Fire Protection District held it's inaugural Firefighter Memorial Service. This service was to honor the District's departed firefighters and to pay tribute to Firefighter Robert Bobka who died in the line of duty during a training drill in 1979. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. John Cusick and Deacon Fred Maier. Music was provided by Geoff Pautsch and Joe Cantafio. Past and present members of the Fire District along with the Board of Trustees and Commissioners, Chief Schneidwind, surrounding fire departments as well as citizens, community leaders and family members were present. Everyone was invited back to the firehouse afterwards to dedicate the training room as the Robert Bobka Training Center. There were also presentations from Illinois State Senator Lewis and Illinois State Representative Sanalitro to the family of Firefighter Frank Nunez, as well as a presentation by the Shield 23 Foundation. An amazing lunch was provided by Mission BBQ for all in attendance. Memories of the day are provided through the photography of Tim Olk as seen below. The District hopes that this will grow to be an amazing tradition that we can all celebrate annually!
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and all the members of the Itasca Fire Protection District,
I want to thank you for taking the time to view our website.
While much of the site is still under construction,
we hope that the information that is available helps answer any questions you may have.
The Itasca Fire District is proud serve the residents and visitors to our community.
Our Firefighters and Paramedics are ready to respond twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year.
Protecting our community is our primary mission and greatest duty, but we do much more than that.
We work every day to keep the community safe by preventing fires and other emergencies.
We hope that you never experience an emergency,
but our programs to prepare our residents for the unexpected span all age groups.
We respond from one fire station located on Irving Park Road.
Nearly all of the Itasca responders are Illinois Licensed Paramedics.
Our primary response vehicles include an ALS ambulance, Fire Engine and Tower Ladder.
Also available are a reserve engine, reserve ambulance and Battalion Chief vehicle.
Our response is backed up with our mutual aid agreements with our neighbors.
Through the DuPage dispatching system, the response is seamless,
enabling the most efficient reaction to emergency incidents available.
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- Chief John "Jack" Schneidwind
Location & Hours
520 West Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143
MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:30am - 4:00pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
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