2018 Lake County Fire Expo

This from Asher Heimermann:

The 22nd annual Lake County Fire Safety Expo was held on Saturday, May 18th at Gurnee Mills.

Fire apparatus and equipment from around Lake County were on display during the four-hour event and featured demonstrations from the Waukegan Fire Department Bomb Squad, Lake County High Angle Rescue Team, as well as an auto extrication demo and live fire side-by-side presentation.
State Farm Insurance HELP truck

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Winthrop Harbor FD Engine 1712

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MABAS Division 4 Wildland 4

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Abbott Labs Emergency Response Team

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Lake Forest FD Ford Explorer

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Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FPD Truck 51

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New rescue for Homer FPD

Alexis is building a small rescue unit for the Homer FPD

Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

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Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

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Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

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Alexis Fire Equipment building a rescue truck for the Homer FP

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New home for Wilmette tower ladder

Former Wilmette Tower Ladder 27 is now Tower Ladder 23 with the Stuart Fire Department in Stuart, IA. 

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

Stuart (IA) firefighters buy used fire truck

Members of the Stuart Fire Department (IA) with members of the Wilmette Fire Department

Stuart FD Tower Ladder 23

Former Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27 is now Stuart FD Tower Ladder 23 in Iowa.

Wilmette FD Tower Ladder 27

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Wilmette Fire Department open house

The Wilmette FD had an open house Saturday morning (5/18/19). This included several antique apparatus and an opportunity to showcase new Engine 27 for residents followed by ceremoniously pushing it into the station.

Engine 27 is a 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC so 32569. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 750 gallons of water, and a foam cell which has either a 20 or 30-gallon capacity. This engine was outfitted with a 35-foot ground ladder and will run as Engine 26 if the tower ladder is out of service. It will go into service at Station 27, and the 2017 2013 E-ONE engine will become a reserve piece.

Wilmette FD Fire Chief Ben Wozney

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Wilmette FD Engine 27 2019 Pierce Dash CF PUC

; Wilmette FD Engine 27; Pierce Dash CF PUC

active and retired firefighters push new fire engine into the station

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active and retired firefighters pose with new fire engine

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Wilmette sold the reserve tower ladder and has an engine currently for sale.

 

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Alsip Fire Department news

From the Village View Newspaper:

A fire department ladder replacement for the ladder truck was approved with Seagrave Manufacturing at a cost not to exceed $158,00.00.

thanks Mike

2002 Seagrave Marauder 100' RM Force aerial

Alsip Truck 2014, a 2002 Seagrave 100′ rear mount truck. Mike Summa photo

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A request for information …

Eugene asks:

Do you know what year Ambulance 6 of the Chicago fire department came into service?

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Memorial ceremony for fallen firefighters in Illinois

Excerpts from wcia.com:

Firefighters who lost their lives trying to keep others safe were recognized at the State Capitol. Leaders reassured families the state is standing behind them during one of their darkest hours. For nearly three decades, state leaders and firefighters honored those killed in the line of duty. This year, three fallen firefighters were honored.

Those honored were from Chicago, Christopher, and Bethalto. 

After the ceremony, firefighters marched from the Capitol to the Bank of Springfield Center for a Medal of Honor program.

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Appleton, WI Fire Department LODD 5-15-19

This from Asher Heimermann:

A firefighter with the Appleton Fire Department was shot and killed in the line of duty after responding to a medical emergency call Wednesday night.

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter’s body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Firefighters lined the street as emergency vehicles escorted the body.

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Excerpts from wbay.com:

The Appleton Fire Department says a firefighter was killed Wednesday during a shooting at Valley Transit Center. The firefighter’s name has not been released, but the firefighter had been with the department for 14 years. The firefighter, a police officer, and two others were shot at the transit center Wednesday afternoon.

A procession was held overnight in Milwaukee as the firefighter’s body was brought to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel lined the street as emergency vehicles escorted the firefighter to the medical examiner. The fallen firefighter was draped in an American flag.

Meghan Cash of the Appleton Police Department says police and fire departments responded to the transit center for a medical call shortly at 5:30 p.m. While they were treating the person, “the incident escalated into shots being fired.” Police are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting and exactly how many rounds went off.

Because the shooting involved Appleton police officers and firefighters, the Green Bay Police Department was called in to investigate the incident with the help of other agencies. Appleton, Kaukauna and Fox Valley Metro police departments, Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene.

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Palatine Fire Department news (more)

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Palatine Fire Department news

Palatine firefighters responded Wednesday morning to the Deer Grove Forest Preserve for a large brush fire. Most of the Palatine companies were committed for several hours in addition to an engine from Arlington Heights, ATV brush unit from Hoffman Estates, and a Barrington Countryside tanker.  Access to attack the growing and traveling flames was difficult as companies had to work largely from business lots off of Rand Road that surround the property. The Forest Preserve District brush units responded as well and handled much of the final mop up after the bulk of the flames were extinguished.

Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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Deer Grove Forest Preserve brush fire 5-15-19

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