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Agreement will allow Flossmoor to reduce number of fire trucks

Flossmoor has agreed to a partnership with a neighboring community that assures proper fire department staffing while reducing vehicle costs in the years to come.

Flossmoor village board members agreed this month to a partnership with Park Forest that allows the fire departments in both communities to share an older pumper truck that has been moved to reserve status.

Fire Chief Chris Sewell said the partnership, over time, will permit Flossmoor to reduce its vehicle replacement schedules by one fire truck. That would reduce replacement costs by one-third and save the village about $1 . . .

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