Clarendon Hills Fire Department news

The Village of Clarendon Hills has commissioned an outside consultant to provide an operational assess and departmental leadership study which can be found HERE

Below are some excerpts as related to apparatus:

consultant recommends fire department not replace aerial ladder truck

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consultant recommends fire department not replace aerial ladder truck

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consultant recommends fire department not replace aerial ladder truck

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consultant recommends fire department not replace aerial ladder truck

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MVA with entrapment in Lake Forest, 11-24-20

This from Max Weingardt:

AT APROXIMATELY 2:40PM on Tuesday (11/24/20) THE LAKE FOREST POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS RESPONDED TO A PIN IN ROLLOVER CRASH AT RINGWOOD AND SHERIDAN INVOLVING A LAKE FOREST MUNICIPAL GARBAGE VEHICLE. ONE PERSON WAS PINNED UNDER THE VEHICLE AND WAS EXTRICATED AND TRANSPORTED IN UNKNOWN CONDITION.

crash scene in Lake FOrest

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Highland Park Fire Department history (more)

More from Larry Shapiro about the Highland Park Fire Department history of their truck company

Sutphen mid-mount aerial ladder truck

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Highland Park Fire Department history

From Larry Shapiro for #TBT

Highland Park Fire Department history

Highland Park Fire Department history

Larry Shapiro photo

Highland Park Fire Department history

Larry Shapiro photo

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New truck for Highland Park

From the MacQueen Emergency Facebook page:

Doing the work: customizing a fire apparatus. Highland Park Fire Department just visited (10/2/20) Pierce Manufacturing for their pre-construction visit. The department has a 100′ Mid-Mount on order. We can’t wait to see the final product!

Highland Park FD personnel work on their new fire truck design

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Southwestern Illinois College Fire Science Program receives vintage fire engine

Excerpts from riverbend.com:

former Willisville Fire Department 1963 Chevrolet Howe fire engineRetired Fairview Heights Firefighter Daniel Lougeay of Marissa, has made an in-kind donation of a fire truck to the Southwestern Illinois College Fire Science Program. The 1963 retired fire engine will be used by fire science students to learn how to operate a fire hose pump, as well as other things.

“Being able to help the next generation of firefighters become the best they can be, not only for themselves but for the safety of the public is what matters,” said Lougeay. “It also feels good to be able to contribute to one of the best fire science programs in our area.

Lougeay bought the truck from the Willisville Fire Department in 2002 and used it for parades and antique fire truck shows. The truck will be located at the SWIC Clay Baitman Fire Science Center in Belleville, where all the fire science courses are offered. The fire science program graduates more than 30 firefighters annually.

SWIC offers a two-year, 66-semester-credit Associate in Applied Science degree in Fire Science with two options and 11 certificate programs

For more information on the Fire Science Program contact Program Coordinator Curt Lougeay at 618-234-5138 or curt.lougeay@swic.edu or for information on how to donate to SWIC visit swic.edu/community/foundation/ways-to-give/.

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Fatal fire in Chicago, 11-22-20

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A 61-year-old man is dead and a 55-year-old woman is hospitalized after a fire started around 12:45 a.m. near 63rd and Honore streets in West Englewood early Sunday morning.

Lonnie McDowell was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman who survived is being treated for smoke inhalation. Seven other people living at the house are now homeless.

Following the fire, members of the Fire Department’s Public Education Division talked with people who live nearby and visited homes, giving out smoke detectors and fire safety literature.

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New engines for Rockford FD

From Randy Buttliere:

3- 2020 Enforcer PUC squads; 1,500-GPM, 500 gallons of water, 25 gallons of foam
Generator and 2-bottle cascade system
*supposed to replace 3 existing squads
Three 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC fire engines for the Rockford Fire Department

Randy Buttliere photo

Three 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC fire engines for the Rockford Fire Department

Randy Buttliere photo

Three 2020 Pierce Enforcer PUC fire engines for the Rockford Fire Department

Randy Buttliere photo

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New engines for the Newport Township FPD

Newport Township FPD Engine 1421

Newport Township FPD photo

From the Newport Township Fire Protection District Facebook page over the past few months:

Our second engine arrived today!! Newport 1422 will be up and running soon!!

Tonight was the maiden voyage of our new engine 1421. The second one comes tomorrow.

Our new engine has arrived!!! The second will be here soon

Newport Fire Department’s new Custom Fab & Body pumper tender
It has a 1500 gallon tank & pump.
We are looking forward to having it delivered soon.
Our second one is about 80% done

Our New Engine is coming along. Hope to have one by the end of August and the second one in September/October

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New Engine for Prospect Heights (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for Prospect Heights

stainless steel fire engine being built

Alexis Fire photo

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