Bartlett Fire Protection District news

Bartlett FPD press release

 

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New engine for Lyons (more)

From the Pierce Flickr page:

Pierce Village of Lyons FD – 33164

Lyons FD Engine 1311

Pierce composite

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Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19 (more)

brief video from John Tulipano of the Working house fire in Wayne, IL – 6-15-19

 

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Oak Forest Fire Department news

Excerpts from abc7chicago.com:

Firefighters with the Oak Forest Fire Department started a new program aimed at bringing smiles to the community they serve. The Project Fire Buddies was launched three years ago, after the department realized more needed to be done for the children they meet on emergency calls that are battling challenging illnesses. Firefighters, paramedics, lieutenants, and chiefs all donate their time to give kids an uplifting experience.

“I had an idea of these little guys, like let’s bring a fire truck over and hang out. If they’re healthy enough, we’ll play catch if not we’ll play a board game. We’ll do whatever it takes,” said Oak Forest Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Kurt Degroot.

Fire Buddy Pablo Flores was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer that forced him to have his leg amputated. He thought his soccer days were over but Fire Buddies gave him a chance live his dreams taking him to a playoff game for the Chicago Fire.

“Every time we go out for Fire Buddies whether it is at somebody’s house or it is here, it’s nothing but smiles and open hearts and open minds. It’s been one of the best experiences in terms of giving back that we can do,” said Oak Forest Fire Lieutenant Gary Kasper.

Fire buddies is also starting a “Fill the Pack” Program. They are working to collect school supplies for over 200 kids this summer.

For more information on that and if you know a child that needs a fire buddy visit the Project Fire Buddies Facebook page.

Project Fire Buddies in Oak Forest Illinois

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Peotone ambulance chassis for sale

Found on Ebay.com:

2009 Ford F450 two wheel drive. Vehicle was an ambulance with the box removed. No emergency lights. Minor dings, some holes where emergency lights were mounted. Door stickers need to be removed. Interior has some minor blemishes. Air conditioning does not work due to box being removed and the lines not plugged. Air ride rear, spring front. New front passenger tire, others fair. Regular maintenance while in service as an ambulance. Pickup only, buyer Is responsible for shipping or pickup.

2009 Ford F450 chassis for sale

Peotone FPD photo

2009 Ford F450 chassis for sale

Peotone FPD photo

thanks Dennis

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

Photos from Steve Redick showing some of the highlights from the Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

2019 Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago

Steve Redick photo

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New tower ladder for Glen Ellyn (more)

From the Interstate Emergency Vehicles Facebook page:

Final inspection over the past couple of days for the Village of Glen Ellyn, IL. At the Wyoming, Minnesota campus.

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company’s new Rosenbauer America mid-mount 100’ aerial platform.

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company’s new Rosenbauer America mid-mount 100’ aerial platform

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company’s new Rosenbauer America mid-mount 100’ aerial platform

Interstate Emergency Vehicles photo

Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company’s new Rosenbauer America mid-mount 100’ aerial platform

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Chicago Fire Department news

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New engine for Lyons (more)

This from Chi-Town Fire Photos:

Lyons Engine 1311 – 2019 Pierce Enforcer pumper 2,000-GPM / 750 / 120 A / 30 B

Lyons FD Engine 1311 - 2019 Pierce Enforcer pumper

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Lyons FD Engine 1311 - 2019 Pierce Enforcer pumper

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Lyons FD Engine 1311 - 2019 Pierce Enforcer pumper

Chi-Town Fire Photos

decal on fire engine door

Chi-Town Fire Photos

Lyons FD Engine 1311 - 2019 Pierce Enforcer pumper

Chi-Town Fire Photos

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Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago (more)

Some highlights of the Fire Muster and Flea Market in Chicago from Steve Redick

 

Click on this link and you will be taken to a website that will load a viewer with a 360 degree zoomable drone view of the muster.  This is very cool and worth your time!

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