Tri-State FPD news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Tri-State Fire Protection District Board swore in Daniel Niemeyer, a 19-year member of the fire protection district, as its new fire chief Monday.

The application process was open to candidates in and outside the Tri-State fire district, and after reviewing the applications, the board decided to choose the next fire chief from among the district’s firefighters.

In addition to working as a lieutenant with the Tri-State district, Niemeyer’s 33 years as a firefighter include working as a lieutenant with the Clarendon Heights Fire Protection District, before Tri-State annexed it in 1995, and as a firefighter with the Clarendon Hills Fire Department and the Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District.

He is enrolled in the chief fire officer series at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy.

Niemeyer also is licensed to practice law. He earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and was a partner with the law firm Gallagher, Niemeyer, and Abrams, LLC.

Patrick Brenn was named deputy fire chief. Brenn, who was battalion chief when Jack Mancione resigned as fire chief last November, has been serving as acting chief since then.

The Tri-State district has 44 firefighters providing fire protection services to parts of Burr Ridge, Darien, Willowbrook, Willow Springs, and sections of unincorporated DuPage County.

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-24-16

This from Tim Olk:

Chicago working fire,  3933 W Flournoy, two-story ordinary, fire in the basement,  two lines off (9/24/16)

firefighters making entry through smoke

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Chicago FD Engine 95

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Fire Museum of Greater Chicago presents …

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Palatine Memorial Ceremony

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Evanston Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Evanston firefighters have raised concerns about an interim arrangement placing the department under the city’s police chief rather than naming someone from the department until a full-time fire chief is selected.

With the retirement of Fire Chief Greg Klaiber effective Sept. 14, the city manager announced that the city would conduct its own nationwide recruitment process for the position.

In the meantime, Police Chief Richard Eddington was asked to supervise on an interim basis the fire department’s deputy and division chiefs, he wrote in a memo that went to all city staff.

“Operation of the Fire Department will continue as usual under this arrangement until the new fire chief begins work,” he wrote.

The move is a departure from past interim situations, union members said, where fire or police personnel ran their departments during the search for a permanent chief. Representatives of Local 742 recently met with the city manager to state such concerns, said Matt Smith, president of Evanston Firefighters Local 742.

Firefighters had expected Deputy Chief Brian Scott on an interim basis to run the department that is comprised of more than 100 firefighters.

Klaiber had elevated Scott to deputy chief of operations and fire prevention in September of last year. He singled out Scott for high praise in his retirement speech at the Sept. 16 city council meeting.

Smith said firefighters believe Scott working with Klaiber over the past few years had contributed to building a fantastic department. He also singled out the department’s community outreach programs (including a first-time citizens fire academy), and excellent labor-management relations.

Not bringing him into the spot and placing the police chief in charge “has left us a little bit uncertain and a little bit anxious what’s going to happen over the short-term,” Smith said.

 

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New dive van for the Palatine FD (more)

This from Tyler Tobolt:

Photo of the new Palatine Dive Truck 84
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Palatine FD Dive Unit 84

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New engine for Buffalo Grove

E-ONE has begun production of a new engine for Buffalo Grove with shop order #140643

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New Lenox Fire Protection District history

This from Mike Summa:

Hello,
This is the New Lenox Fire Protection District 1976 Pemfab/Conestoga/LTI 750/0/100′.  Hope that you enjoy, feel free to comment.
Thank you,
Mike S.
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New Lenox Fire Protection District 1976 Pemfab/Conestoga/LTI 750/0/100′. Mike Summa photo

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Skokie Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

The Skokie Fire Department once again achieved a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO). The ISO rating is made up of three main components — fire department service at 50 percent, water delivery at 40 percent, and emergency communications at 10 percent.

According to Skokie Fire Chief Jim Walters, the first section includes looking at the department’s engine companies, pumping capabilities, aerial truck coverage, the amount of personnel during response missions, and much more. Skokie scored 49.19 out of 50 in that category.

For the water delivery system evaluation, ISO looks at the engineering of the system, the capabilities it can deliver, the needed water flow throughout the village, the hydrants, and more. Skokie scored 36 out of 40 in that category.

Under emergency communications, ISO evaluates how the fire department receives calls and how they are dispatched. Skokie’s department achieved nine of 10 in this area.

57 fire departments in the country hold the ISO Class 1 rating and Skokie is one of only 26 departments in the country to also hold accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

The ISO evaluation is conducted on a five-year cycle and includes site visits, records examination, and observation. Most insurers use ISO and their public classification for underwriting and calculating premiums for residential, commercia,l and industrial property insurance rates.

ISO ratings range from 1, which is the best, through 10, which is the lowest. A fire department must meet 90 percent of the ISO standards to achieve the Class 1 rating, which the Skokie Fire Department did in each of the three main categories.

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Working fire in Chicago, 9-23-16

This from Josh Boyajian:

Engine 116 and the group had a fire in a 3-sty, multi-unit apartment building Friday night @ 6354 s Racine. Sounded like they had fire in the walls on all 3 floors in the rear of the building. Engine 116 & 54 had lines lead out and Truck 20 & 41 had their mains to the roof.

Chicago FD ladder truck at fire scene

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firefighters climb aerial ladder at night

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smoke from rear porches on fire

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Chicago FD Truck 41

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firefighter with hose at scene

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firefighter greets young future firefighter

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young boy helps firefighters with hose

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Chciago FD Squad 5

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