Zion Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA)

This from Asher Heimermann:

The Zion Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA) was originally founded as the Zion Civil Defense Agency. The name has changed but the goals have remained the same, to prepare the City of Zion and its residents to cope with any disaster or emergency that may arise. ESDA falls under the City of Zion Fire/Rescue Department with Fire Chief John Lewis functioning as the ESDA Coordinator.
Zion Civil Defense Agency

Asher Heimermann photo

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Working fire in Winthrop Harbor, 9-23-20

This from Jeff Rudolph:

Beach Park, Newport, Zion, and Pleasant Prairie,WI  assisted Winthrop Harbor for a large garage fire at 207 Oakdale Ave. Zion 1811 was first in and found smoke with no visible flames from a metal pole barn garage. Crews found fire in the rafters, but had some difficulty gaining entry due to heavy storage inside the garage. Command ungraded to the Working Still, bringing Great Lakes, and Gurnee to the scene.
Jeff Rudolph
collect signs on barn

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New home for Prospect Heights pumper/squad (more)

Former Prospect Heights FPD Squad 9 is now Jay VFD Squad 9 in the Town of Jay, Vermont

Former Prospect Heights FPD Squad 9

Richard Deuso photo

thanks Drew

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Lockport FPD news

From the Lockport FPD Facebook page:

The Lockport Fire Foundation is sponsoring a fundraiser selling masks to raise money to support the Fire District. Attached you will see a sample of the Lockport Fire mask. The mask comes in three different sizes: Men’s, Women’s/Teen and Youth and is 100% polyester. Please share with family and friends! Masks are available for purchase on our website www.lockportfire.org All masks are $10 each. If you are needing your order shipped a $5 fee will be added. Once the masks are in, I will send an email out. You will be able to pick up your order at DAC (station 6). Payment must be received before your order will be released. Some of the Fire Foundation’s previous purchases for the District include the Gator, car seats for the ambulances and thermal imaging cameras. Currently we are working on raising money for a new digital sign for Station 2.

fire department selling face masks during pandemic

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Mokena FPD ambulance refurb

From the Alexisfire.com:

ambulance being refurbished

Alexis Fire photo

ambulance being refurbished

Alexis Fire photo

ambulance being refurbished

Alexis Fire photo

ambulance being refurbished

Alexis Fire photo

ambulance being refurbished

Alexis Fire photo

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3-Alarm fatal fire in Glendale Heights, 8-24-20 (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Hearing the sound of an explosion and windows shattering, and seeing thick, black smoke billowing out of a condominium building, Glendale Heights police officers Bradley Lautner, Grzegorz Kapusciak, and Robin Lambert they ran into the Waters Edge condo complex concerned with getting the occupants out safely.

A father and 4-year-old son suffered gunshot wounds to their heads and were found dead inside the condo after the Aug. 24 fire, which authorities say is suspicious and under investigation. But the three officers prevented further tragedy by saving the life of a 6-year-old boy and successfully evacuating the burning building.

Kapusciak was the first to arrive at the scene for a well-being check on a woman crying outside her residence. He had been talking her for about five minutes when the other officers pulled up and they heard the explosion. The woman said her children were inside.

It was hard to see anything through the smoke, but as officer Lautner walked a few feet in the door of the second-floor unit, a child suddenly appeared at his side. He picked up the boy and handed him to officer Kapusciak, who carried him out of the building. Unable to re-enter the unit, the officers yelled out multiple times to see if anyone else was inside but got no response. The fire was becoming more intense, the heat was becoming unbearable, and they struggled to breathe. They helped other residents escape the three-story building, working their way down from the top floor.

Firefighters responded about 10 a.m. and extinguished the blaze in 20 to 30 minutes, though crews remained on the scene for hours to put out hot spots. Three firefighters were taken to the hospital with symptoms of heat exhaustion, and one suffered a shoulder injury.

The DuPage County coroner said gunshots are the provisional causes of death for the father and son whose bodies were recovered after the fire. Preliminary autopsy results determined they would not have been saved by further heroic efforts.

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New Engine for Prospect Heights (more)

Updated production photos of the new engine for Prospect Heights

stainless steel fire engine being built

Alexis Fire photo

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Box Alarm fire in Sycamore, 9-17-20 (more)

This from Art Zern:

A PD officer took this shot upon arrival of our E-1 with the first 2 ½” stretched but not charged yet at the commercial fire at 126 E. State Street.

Art

fire scene at night

Sycamore PD photo

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As seen around … Hoffman Estates

This from Mike Fox:

Took these at an accident in Hoffman Estates on Saturday.  The first on shows the new command vehicle and the new squad.
 
Mike Fox 
fire trucks in Hoffman Estates

Mike Fox photo

Ferrara fire engine

Mike Fox photo

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New engine for the Evanston FD (more)

From the Evanston Fire Department Facebook page:

The EFD will host a Push-In Ceremony for new Engine 22 on Friday September 25th at 7:15AM at Station 2 located at Madison and Custer. The new engine will be blessed by our Chaplain, wet down, dried off, and pushed in by our members, a tradition dating back to the horse drawn era. Please join us as we celebrate placing new Engine 22 in service.

 

new Pierce fire engine in Evanston

Evanston Fire Department photo

new Pierce fire engine in Evanston

Evanston Fire Department photo

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