New quint for the Pleasantview FPD

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Pleasantview Fire Protection Dist, IL 32398

Pleasantview FPD Ladder 153

Pierce composite

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Huntley Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from the NWherald.com:

In 2017, the Huntley Fire Protection District responded to about 5,000 calls and already has taken more than 300 additional calls for 2018. Station 3 on Regency Parkway handled the most calls, likely because of its close proximity to the Sun City community, which experiences a large amount of emergency medical service calls.

Data from a station location study requested by the district indicated that an additional fire station south of Sun City would have taken on about 600 of the calls from 2017. And with few straight roads cutting through the neighborhood, response times are slightly longer. Therefore, the district is hoping to break ground on another fire station next spring to better serve the Sun City area. Three firefighters would staff the station 24 hours a day. There are no plans to hire any new personnel at this time, but the district will have enough staff to effectively operate all stations.

The district also is planning an 8,500-square-foot expansion to its facility on 11118 E. Main St. with the hope of moving operations at Station 1, 11808 Coral St., away from the downtown area. Last year, believing that it had outgrown its Coral Street station, the district looked into acquiring land on a vacant site at Route 47 and Mill St., which has been the target of other development proposals, such as an apartment building.

The expansion would make the East Main Street location a two-story building with a training room, office space and upstairs living quarters. The renovations also would provide an opportunity for the district to add resources designed to reduce firefighters’ exposure to carcinogenic materials.

The district would optimistically like to break ground on both projects by spring 2019. The new station would take seven to eight months to complete and the East Main Street building expansion probably would take a little longer and open some time in 2020.

The district’s board frugal budgeting over the past 10 years will allow both projects to move forward without the need for a tax-based funding mechanism.

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Peotone FPD buys used heavy rescue

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr.:

SOLD TO PEOTONE, ILLINOIS (MABAS 19/22 HAZMAT) X-JUNCTION, TEXAS AND NEW FROM A DEPARTMENT IN NEW YORK STATE
1989 Saulsbury Simon-Duplex Walk-In Rescue
 
1989 Saulsbury Simon-Duplex Walk-In Rescue bought by the Peotone FPD

Brindlee Mountain photo

1989 Saulsbury Simon-Duplex Walk-In Rescue bought by the Peotone FPD

Brindlee Mountain photo

1989 Saulsbury Simon-Duplex Walk-In Rescue bought by the Peotone FPD

Brindlee Mountain photo

1989 Saulsbury Simon-Duplex Walk-In Rescue bought by the Peotone FPD

Brindlee Mountain photo

1989 Saulsbury Simon-Duplex Walk-In Rescue bought by the Peotone FPD

Brindlee Mountain photo

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3-Alarm fire in Tower Lakes, 11-15-18

Excerpts from Chicago.cbslocal.com:

A massive fire in Tower Lakes proved to be difficult to fight, when firefighters couldn’t access water in the area. One person was injured in the blaze, and a dog was missing.

The fire started shortly after 9 p.m. at a home in the 100 block of South Hills Drive. Wauconda Fire District officials said the area does not have hydrants, which slowed firefighting until more trucks arrived to provide extra water. Crews from 23 other fire departments helped fight the fire.

The people who live in the home escaped with all but one of their dogs, who was missing. One person who lives in the home was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The blaze caused about $250,000 in damage. The cause is under investigation.

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Morton Fire Department news

Excerpts from the washingtontimesreporter.com:

A Morton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a village firefighter by crashing into a parked car while driving drunk this January. Glen Abney, 53, faces up to 14 years in prison for aggravated DUI causing the death of Joshua Greene. He remains free on bond pending his sentencing on Jan. 18, 2019.

Greene, 42, had been a paid-on-call member of the Morton Fire Department since 2000.

He was a front-seat passenger in Abney’s vehicle when it struck a car parked in the 300 block of Mossy Trail in Morton shortly before midnight on Jan. 11. The collision, which caused heavy damage to both vehicles’ front ends, ejected Greene. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Abney, who also suffered injuries requiring hospital care, was standing next to Greene when police arrived. His eyes were bloodshot and glassy, he swayed unsteadily and at one point fell down, police said.

He admitted to drinking alcohol prior to the crash. At the Peoria hospital where he was taken, he submitted to a test that revealed a blood/alcohol content of .186 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving, a court affidavit stated.

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New ambulance for Riverside FD

From the Foster Coach Sales Facebook page:

Brand New Ford F550 Chassis on a Custom Horton Conversion

Riverside FD Ambulance 1614

Foster Coach Sales photo

Riverside FD Ambulance 1614

Foster Coach Sales photo

new ambulance interior

Foster Coach Sales photo

chevron striping on rear of new ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photo

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Gary Fire Department history

This from Wayne Stuart for #TBT:

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.

wayne stuart collection

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2" hose plus it's two mounted deck guns.

The Gary Fire Department operated this 1936 Ford hose wagon. It was designated as the HIGH PRESSURE UNIT and carried 1000 feet of 2 1/2″ hose plus it’s two mounted deck guns. It was quartered with Engine Company 3 and then with Engine & Truck Company 8.  It responded to all extra alarms in the city. It was in service into the early 60’s and was on occasion used as a spare apparatus.
wayne stuart collection

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Peoria Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the pjstar.com:

The Peoria City Council voted 8-3 Tuesday to approve eliminating 22 firefighter and 16 police positions as part of a move to close a $6 million budget hole. Additionally, reductions were made in the city’s community development department. For weeks, council members have been struggling with ways to close the shortfall in the 2019 budget that has to be approved by the end of December. The personnel cuts would result in a $3 million savings. Additional revenue sources will need to be approved in the next few weeks.

The cuts don’t mean 22 firefighters will be laid off but vacancies that are currently open will not be filled within the departments. The actual number could vary depending on how many employees elect to take advantage of retirement incentives for those with 20 years of service or more.

While not taking any direct action on implementing new revenue streams for the city, council members approved the first reading of a public safety pension fee by a 9-2 vote. That fee, if formally approved, would impose a $50 fee on every parcel of land in Peoria with a structure. Parcels over 5,000 square feet would pay $300 annually. The money from the fee would not go into the general fund but go directly toward paying off pension payments for the city’s fire and police employees.

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New home for Robbins tower ladder

The former Robbins tower ladder was sold to the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department in Ontario, Canada.

Robbins FD Tower 2914

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

2003 E-One 95′ Platform , Cyclone II chassis, Hale QMAX200 2,000-GPM pump, 300-gallon Polypropylene tank

former Robbins FD tower ladder sold to the Kingsville VFD in Ontario former Robbins FD tower ladder sold to the Kingsville VFD in Ontario

NEW Tower 219 officially in service at the South Station! ( 24 Jul 2017)

Kingsville Tower 219

Kingsville, ON VFD photo

Kingsville Tower 219

Kingsville, ON VFD photo

thanks Dennis

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New engines for Calumet City (more)

Production photos of two engines being built by E-ONE for Calumet City so 141912 and 141913

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E-ONE fire engine being built so 141912

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