Plainfield FPD news

Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:

The Plainfield Fire Protection District will be purchasing a HazSim Pro radiation and multi gas training monitor to assist firefighters with training thanks to a grant from Illinois American Water (IAW).

The IAW 2017 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas. This year, approximately $75,000 will be awarded to 78 Illinois fire departments.

Since the program was created in 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 has been awarded. Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.

thanks Dan

Tags: , ,

Fatal fire in Evanston, 1-23-18

Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

Evanston firefighters rushed to a home around 5 a.m. in the 1300 block of Oakton Street, where they found the three-story building in flames. The fire had started on the top floor of the building.

Firefighters struggled to make entry on the top floor and were forced to enter through the back of the building, though they noted that the fire was extinguished quickly. 

A 65-year-old man was pulled from the building and taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Later, Evanston fire officials reported the man had died. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Tags: ,

Fatal fire in Elgin, 1-21-18

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Elgin firefighters called to a home in the 400 block of Sadler Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Sunday found heavy smoke upon arrival. Initial reports indicated two people were in the mobile home but it was determined the second resident was not home at the time.

A man found by firefighters searching the house  was transported to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, where he was pronounced dead. The Kane County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death. Two dogs perished in the fire.

The fire was ruled accidental after officials determined that heat tape being used to prevent pipes from freezing overheated. Elgin fire investigators received assistance from investigators from the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Damage to the mobile home was estimated at $30,000, with additional losses to personal property.

thanks Dan

Tags: , , , ,

New engine for Zion

Production photos of a new engine being built by E-ONE for Zion so 141337

New engine being built for the Zion Fire Department by E-ONE

E-ONE photo

New engine being built for the Zion Fire Department by E-ONE

E-ONE photo

New engine being built for the Zion Fire Department by E-ONE

Tags: , ,

Fatal fire in Addison, 1-22-18

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

Addison firefighters responded at 2:27 a.m. to a report from a bystander of a fire in the 700 block of South Ellsworth and found the blaze in a one-story, single-family home. Parts of the roof and ceiling had collapsed and crews could not enter areas of the home due to the fire’s large volume. No operating smoke detectors were heard inside the home.

Two people were found dead in one of the home’s rooms, and had not been identified Monday morning.

The Addison Police and Fire Protection District arson investigators, as well as the State Fire Marshall, are investigating the cause of the fire.

Tags: , ,

Plane Crashes onto Frozen Rock River, 1-20-18

This from Dave Weaver:

1/20/18 GRAND DETOUR – Plane Crashes onto Frozen Rock River after Downing Power Line; Fox Lake FPD Airboat Responds to Assist Dixon Rural FPD on Interdivisional Box Alarm – Video by Dave Weaver
LIVE NEWS MONITORING:
DETAILS: At 12:36 PM on Saturday, January 20, a pilot struck a power line before crash landing onto the frozen Rock River in Grand Detour, IL near the border of Lee and Ogle counties, north of Dixon. The Dixon Rural Fire Prot. Dist., which is in MABAS Division 18 (Ogle County) requested the specialized assistance of an airboat from the Fox Lake Fire Prot. Dist. The Fox Lake FPD is in MABAS Division 4 (Lake County). The airboat crew helped ComEd workers assess the damaged power line which was entangled with the aircraft. The airboat crew also helped with the recovery of the damaged aircraft which was tugged to shore by cable. Because of the unique nature of Fox Lake’s airboat, and their crews’ familiarity with ice incidents, their specialized asset and operational skills helped bring this incident to a safe, efficient conclusion.

 

Tags: , , , , ,

New mobile command post for Rockford (more)

Rockford has traded in their former mobile command post which is being offered for sale

From the LDV website:

This used mobile command center features a Freightliner MT-55 with 40′ overall length walk in van body as the platform. Full specifications are available upon request.

  • 5.9L turbo charged 210HP Cummins diesel engine
  • Allison HD 4-speed automatic transmission
  • (4) Havis Shield 500w quick raise lights
  • 20′ telescoping mast and camera system
  • Large exterior storage compartments
  • (2) Coleman 15,000BTU roof mounted a/c unit
  • Propane furnace with newer propane tank
  • Winegrad satellite system
  • Ample interior storage with freshly painted oak cabinets
  • Full galley area including microwave, coffee maker, sink and refrigerator (new in 2017)
  • Bench seating and large table in command area
  • LDV tv/monitors in work and command areas
  • Onboard weather station
  • Interior night lighting
VEHICLE DETAILS
  • Type Emergency Response Vehicles
  • Year 2000
  • Make LDV
  • Model Step van
  • Mileage 16500
  • Size/length 40 ft
  • Heat No
  • A/C No
  • Location Rockford, IL
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
  • • Freightliner MT-55
  • • 30′ walk in style van body
  • • 250″ wheel base
  • • Hydraulic brake system
  • • Kohler 15W liquid-cooled diesel generator with 2500 hours
  • • 22′ retractable awnings
  • • Heavy duty leveling system
Rockford Police Department mobile command post for sale

Rockford Police Department mobile command post for sale

thanks Martin

Tags: , , ,

New ambulance for Robbins

Excerpts from the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Facebook page:

On Tuesday, Shaun McCabe from my 17th District office joined Chief Michael Schofield of the Orland Fire Protection District as his department dedicated a recently retired ambulance to the Village of Robbins Fire Department.

Once again, this kind of intergovernmental cooperation is what’s needed throughout our area. The ability for one fire department to provide assistance by dedicating vehicles and equipment to another fire department with lesser financial resources is a program that can and should be modeled by others.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

Orland FPD donates a retired ambulance to the Robbins Fire Department.

thanks Dennis

Tags: , , , , ,

Chicago Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the ChicagoSunTimes.com:

As many as a dozen Chicago firefighters are facing disciplinary action for allegedly looking the other way while a colleague had sex with a woman at a South Side firehouse.

The firefighter accused of engaging in sex — with a woman who was his girlfriend at the time — is facing either a lengthy suspension or termination.

The other firefighters, some of whom have already retired, stand accused of varying degrees of not paying attention or looking the other way, sources said. They either knew or should have known that the hanky-panky was going on.

“Following the allegations of improper activity in a firehouse, an internal investigation was immediately opened. The investigation was completed on January 17, following the complete review of all evidence and nearly two dozen interviews, and the accused has been served charges. CFD Labor Division is finalizing the charges and will be issuing findings soon.”

To verify the woman’s claims, Internal Affairs interviewed nearly two dozen firefighters, and went through telephone and text messages provided by the woman. Firehouse sex is strictly off-limits. In addition, no visitors are allowed in Chicago firehouses after 10 p.m.

thanks Dan

Tags: , ,

New tower ladder for Hanover Park

This from John Tulipano:

New Hanover Park TL 15. November 2017 (2018) Pierce Arrow XT 1500/300 100′ Pierce #30809

John Tulipano

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Hanover Park TL 15. November 2017 (2018) Pierce Arrow XT 1500/300 100′ Pierce #30809. John Tulipano photo

Hanover Park FD Tower Ladder 15

Hanover Park TL 15. November 2017 (2018) Pierce Arrow XT 1500/300 100′ Pierce #30809. John Tulipano photo

Tags: , , , ,