Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18 (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a couple shots from the fire yesterday in Englewood. I arrived after most of the fire was knocked down. 84, 54, 116, and 50 were all pumping with 116 and 50 in their new rigs.
fire truck at house fire

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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fire hydrant with hose attached

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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fire engine under a viaduct

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Firefighters vent roof with an axe

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Elgin Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Elgin Firefighter Shay Brill was awarded a medal of merit for pulling over while off-duty to help a Cook County sheriff’s deputy hit by a drunken driver on Interstate 90.

He was driving alone on Interstate 90 near Arlington Heights Road when he saw a car zip past him on the right, cross over all three lanes of traffic and crash into two squad cars stopped by the median. The deputies had finished pulling over another driver, who had just left. He says he didn’t do much other than divert traffic, feel the officer’s pulse, and talk to him to try to calm him down. The officer, who had to be extricated from his totaled vehicle, suffered two broken ribs, a concussion, and head lacerations. 

Earlier in the evening, Brill’s kids were injured when the vehicle driven by his daughter rolled over three times after a gust of wind blew it off the road near Hampshire. Brill and his wife rushed to the scene, arriving at the same time as paramedics, and finding their daughter unconscious and their son with a fractured femur and tibia. He helped put his daughter on a board and do a quick trauma assessment. Both kids were transported to Sherman Hospital, where doctors decided the girl should be moved to Lutheran General Hospital.

 

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18 (more)

More on the  Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18

Chicago FD Squad 5A

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Engine 116

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Engine 50

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Chicago FD Engine 84

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 37

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National Missing Children’s Day Event in Glenview, 5-19-18

This from Bill Golden:

Glenview Police & Fire are having an event for Missing Children Day, May 19th. Are there any antique fire apparatus owners who would like to display equipment at the event? I’m bringing one or two antique police cars. It’s a small event.

Thank you

National Missing Children's Day Event in Glenview IL

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 4-22-18

 

 

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4-Alarm fire in St Anne, IL 4-22-18

This from Eric Haak:

The town of Saint Anne, Illinois had a 4th Alarm MABAS Box on Saturday afternoon (4/22). The call came in just before 3:30 pm with the report of flames seen from the closet. It was quickly obvious that this was a little more than that as the fire was boxed nearly on arrival and was escalated to a 2nd Alarm minutes later. Very low water pressure led to available resources being spread thin and thousands of feet of 5 inch being dropped across the neighborhood. Eventually a tanker operation was set up as well as a MABAS 27 Engine Task Force request.

St Anne FPD Engine at work

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters battle building fire with heavy smoke

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Firefighters operate multiple hose lines at fire scene

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Aroma FPD quint at fire scene

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fire department water tender dumps into a portable tank

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Beaver FPD Tanker 2 at work

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rusted fire hydrant with hose attached

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Springfield Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from foxillinois.com:

On Tuesday, the Springfield City Council unanimously voted the mayor’s appointment of a new fire chief. Chief Allen Reyne was formally a captain so he jumped several positions. He has been with the department for over 18 years.

Reyne takes the position after former Chief Barry Helmerichs retired earlier in April. His son and wife were a part of his pinning ceremony. He said it was an honor to take the lead of a Class 1 fire station.

thanks Dan

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New engine for Bolingbrook (more)

updated photos of the new engine being built for Bolingbrook by E-ONE so#141498

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fire engine being built fro Bolingbrook

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New ladder truck for Central Stickney FPD (more)

Production photos of the New ladder truck for Central Stickney FPD

fire truck being built for the Central Stickney FPD

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fire truck being built for the Central Stickney FPD

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fire truck being built for the Central Stickney FPD

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fire truck being built for the Central Stickney FPD

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Mount Prospect Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the Journal-Topics.com:

Mount Prospect trustees approved borrowing $12.1 million to purchase land for new police and fire headquarters locations. Trustee Paul Hoefert, a member of the board since 1991 who approved the existing shared police and fire headquarters on Northwest Highway 25 years ago, continues to voice concerns about the village’s effort to move the police to the Kensington Business Center and Fire Station 13 to a site on Rand Road, as being too quick and costing too much. It is projected to cost $40 million to renovate the existing building at 799 Biermann Court in the business park to accommodate police and to retrofit Fire Station 13 operations for the site at 111 E. Rand Rd.  The rest of the board did not see it that way.

If it is determined in the future that the two projects should not move forward, the village manager said the village would sell the properties it just acquired. Many of the board members said moving the departments would ensure better and safer policing for officers due to a lack of space in the current station, and better response times for firefighters.

Before the current police and fire headquarters was built 25 years ago, the village went out to referendum twice, developed an ad hoc committee, hosted many forums and obtained a lot of community input prior to any construction.

“To say that citizens have been involved and informed this time, I would disagree. And if there were 10 meetings, no one has been aware,” Hoefert said. “We know we need to do something, but it is a matter of what we do. Since we got the space needs study Nov. 28, which took two years to get, we have been moving at lightning speed, and in my mind, the people of Mount Prospect need to have their voice heard, but have been left out of the process. There has been no real time to bring them in.”

The $12.1 million that is being borrowed will go toward water and sewer improvements worth $4.93 million with the remainder to acquire property at 799 Biermann Ct. in the Kensington Business Center for a new police headquarters, and at 111 E. Rand Rd. for a new Fire Station 13.

The village anticipates this borrowing to cost $6 million in interest, which would be paid back over the next 25 years if not sooner. Finance Director Dave Erb said the borrowing would not impact the village’s tax levy. Water/sewer revenues and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) incremental revenue would be used to pay back the $12.1 million plus interest, Erb said.

It is expected in the fall that trustees will approve more bonds, in the amount of $21.8 million, and additional bonds next spring worth $15.8 million to help with construction and furnishing the two facilities. In total, the projects are expected to cost around $77 million, which includes interest.

A resident with a home market value of $350,000 would pay approximately $205 annually to fund the two stations over the next 25 years. If these two projects were not occurring, the debt service portion of the tax levy for property owners would have been reduced in the years to come. Instead, taxes will not increase, but will remain level over that period of time.

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