A Fermilab and a Batavia fire department firefighter take a saw to the door.
Last week, the Batavia, Fermilab and Warrenville fire departments conducted training exercises in the Village. FESS is removing materials from buildings scheduled to be demolished to be reused in similar structures elsewhere. The fire departments made use of these near-end-of-life buildings, running emergency drills in and on them. Here the Batavia fire chief joins Fermilab firefighters as they cut into one building’s roof.
In May, contractor Stark and Son began fixing a broken utility pipe that for years had been taking in soil through a break in the pipe wall, facilitating the growth of a pre-existing sinkhole. The hole pictured was on the Main Injector berm between MI31 and MI39. Workers used the track hoe pictured to dig a hole roughly 25 feet deep. For scale, the worker in the middle of the hole is about 6 feet tall.