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Village Amends Agreement to Improve Emergency Response

The mutual aid agreement with Grayslake will improve the response to accidents on Route 45 between Peterson and Jones Point Roads.

The village of Libertyville recently amended its intergovernmental agreement with Grayslake to improve the response to accidents that occur on Route 45 between Peterson and Jones Point Roads.

"The need to improve emergency responses on Route 45 between Peterson Road and Jones Point Road has become a priority with the completion of road work on Route 45," according to village board documents. "The now limited access highway creates a problem when responding to motor vehicle accidents for each department."

Per the amended mutual aid agreement, both the and the Grayslake Fire Protection District will send one emergency vehicle — an ambulance or fire engine — to the scene of accidents on Route 45 between Peterson and Jones Point.

Each department will also automatically send divers to all dive/rescue emergencies that occur anywhere within each village's response area.

Trustees unanimously approved the amended agreement at their July 24 meeting.

"Congratulations — kudos to the fire department for that," said Mayor Terry Weppler.

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