Dive Box Alarm in Forest View, 11-9-19

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Here are a few shots of the Dive Box in Forest View on Friday. Not sure what the outcome of this was, but there was a ton of M/A companies from Divisions 10, 11, & 12. The incident was at 5700 w 41st street.

fire department divers at recovery site

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fire department divers and boat on scene

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FD inflatable boat in sling

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FD utility trucks and boat trailers

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fire department water rescue squad

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Pierce Saber fire engine

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Type III ambulance

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fire department dive rescue truck

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Joliet Fire Department news

Excerpts from wjol.com:

The Joliet Fire Department is receiving $200,000 from the state loan program for new equipment.

The Ambulance Revolving Loan is designed to assist departments or cities in purchasing emergency equipment they may not be able to otherwise afford. It is administered by the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Illinois Finance Authority. Under the ARLP program, units of local government like municipalities, townships, fire departments, fire protection districts and certain categories of not-for-profit organizations can apply for no-interest or low-interest loans of up to $200,000 to spend on equipment. These loans must be repaid in 10 years.

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Lockport FPD news

From the Lockport FPD website:

OFI 1 ex- ambulance 3 & Minooka ambulance

new use for former ambulance

Lockport FPD photo

thanks Hunter

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Chicago Fire Department news

Recent accident involving Truck 16

Chicago fire truck damaged in accident

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Chicago fire truck damaged in accident

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Of interest … former Carol Stream fire chief retires from Colorado FD

Excerpts from Brightonfire.org:

Chief Mark Bodane retires from the Brighton Fire Rescue District

thanks Drew


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Elgin Fire Department news

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Elgin Fire Chief Dave Schmidt will leave Jan. 3 after 30 years with the department and start Jan. 6 as chief of the Carrboro Fire Department in North Carolina .

Schmidt became a lieutenant in 2000, captain in 2005, and assistant chief of operations in 2011.

He is particularly proud of the changes in technology he helped implement. When he started, he was teaching firefighters what a personal computer was and how to use it. Now all Elgin fire vehicles are equipped with mobile computers and Wi-Fi hot spots. Cardiac monitors, for example, can send reports wirelessly to paramedics’ tablets for importation into reports rather than having to print out long strips of paper that would be taped to a piece of copy paper.

He is also proud of his 15 years of work with the department’s academy, which trained firefighters for Elgin and other cities.

Asked for an example of how he learned from a bad call, Schmidt recalled the April 2001 mass shooting at JB’s Pub, in which a man shot 18 people, killing two of them. His ambulance was the second on the scene and ended up taking the shooter to a hospital for treatment.

thanks Ron

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New ambulance for West Chicago FPD

From the Foster Coach Sales website:

Horton Type I ambulance

Foster Coach Sales photos

thanks Rob B

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Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from the dailynorthwestern.com:

The Evanston Fire Department (EFD) and public health officials urged residents to learn about the state’s new smoke detector law, which requires residents to install an alarm with a 10-year sealed battery by 2022.

The EFD worked with the Illinois General Assembly to pass the law because of the number of deaths that occur in Illinois homes without smoke detectors. In 2018, 70 percent of the residential fire deaths were in homes without smoke detectors.

Evanston Fire Chief Brian Scott said that though the number of people killed in fires has decreased in the past, people are more likely to die in a residential fire than they were years ago. The majority of deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, which can be prevented by people escaping faster.

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New engine for Cary FPD

From the Legacy Fire Apparatus Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Cary Fire Protection District on the contract for your new pumper! Thank you for your continued trust in Sutphen and Legacy.

Cary FPD buys new fire engine

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Area fire departments receive loans for apparatus

Excerpts from wandtv.com:

A total of 23 communities in Illinois will receive funding for new fire trucks, and 11 communities will get funds for new ambulances. Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez and Illinois Finance Authority Executive Director Christopher Meister issued over $9.3 million in no interest or low interest loans to emergency responders across the state. The loans are made available through the Fire Truck Revolving Loan Program (FTRL) and Ambulance Revolving Loan Program (ARLP).

Under the FTRL program, fire departments and fire protection districts can apply for up to $350,000 in low interest or no interest loans for purchase of a fire truck or brush trucks. The loans have to be repaid within 20 years. Under the ARLP program, local governments and not-for-profit ambulance service providers can apply for no interest or low interest loans of up to $200,000. These loans must be paid back in 10 years.

Area recipients of the Fire Truck Revolving Loan:

• Evergreen Park Fire Department                           $350,000.00

• Harvard Fire Protection District                              $350,000.000

• North Park Fire Protection District                          $350,000.00

• Oak Forest Fire Department                                   $350,000.00

• Orland Fire Protection District                                $350,000.00

• Schiller Park Fire Department, Village of               $350,000.00

• Woodstock Fire/Rescue District                            $350,000.00

Area recipients of Ambulance Revolving Loan:

• Cortland Community Fire Protection District          $200,000.00

• Franklin Park Fire Department                               $157,991.00

• Joliet Fire Department                                            $200,000.00

• Limestone Township Fire Protection District          $200,000.00

• Nunda Rural Fire Protection District                       $200,000.00

• Palos Heights Fire Protection District                     $185,000.00

• Princeton Fire Department                                     $200,000.00

• Woodstock Fire/Rescue District                             $200,000.00

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