The McHenry Township Fire Protection District recently announced new partnerships with McHenry Township, Nunda Township, the village of Holiday Hills, the village of Johnsburg and the village of Lakemoor, allowing for the purchase and installation of four additional outdoor warning sirens in the area protected by the fire district.
“We were pleased to work with the governments within our district to be able to purchase the new sirens together to provide better coverage for our residents in our 56-square-mile district,” Fire Chief Tony Huemann said. “It is not common for a fire district to take the lead in purchasing warning sirens. The MTFPD Board of Trustees identified the need for additional severe weather notification and directed staff to initiate a plan and to approach other government entities to potentially purchase multiple sirens. This directive resulted in a significant cost savings for the taxpayers throughout the fire district.”
The MTFPD signed intergovernmental agency agreements and shared the cost of the sirens located at Ringwood Road west of Pioneer Oaks, Ringwood Road west of Johnsburg Road, the Holiday Hills Village Hall and with the cooperation of the owner of the Pistakee Country Club as one of the sirens was located on their property.