Archive for December 17th, 2010

garage fire in Summit

Hank Sajovic took in an alley garage fire in Summit this evening at 6059 74th Court. They had to dal with frozen hydrants before being able to deploy three lines on the fire.

Here are some images from the scene

Summit Fire Department garage fire

Summit firefighters approach the involved alley garage and prepare to hit the fire. Hank Sajovic photo

Summit Fire Department garage fire

As firefighters get water on the fire, the roof of the garage and the door have collapsed. Hank Sajovic photo

Summit Fire Department garage fire

A firefighter stands ready to begin oerhaul when the flames have been extinguished. Hank Sajovic photo

Summit Fire Department garage fire

Summit firefighters move in closer to extinguish fire in the rear of the garage after they have they knocked down the main body of fire. Hank Sajovic photo

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Lakewood Fire Department update

The Trib Local – Crystal Lake has a thorough article HERE about the Lakewood Fire Department and the future arrangements with the Woodstock Fire Rescue Department. Among the information in the article are the costs for services that Lakewood will pay to The Woodstock Fire Rescue Department over the next five years and information about the $10,000 per month that they will pay to American Emergency Services for the year 2011. The article also outlines the status of apparatus and personnel currently under the umbrella of the Lakewood Fire Department.

The chief and part-time deputy will not be retained. All full-time employees will be evaluated and offered part-time positions with the opportunity to go through Woodstock’s testing process to become full-time. Because the fire district is part of a union, full-time firefighters can’t be absorbed.

Not all current employees will be hired, Woodstock Fire Chief Ralph Webster said. Administrators will not be retained because Woodstock already has those positions. Wage and benefits would change little, he said.

Thanks again to Dennis McGuire, Jr. for

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Stickney Box Alarm

The Stickney Fire Department had a box alarm this afternoon at 4125 Oak Park Avenue. Josh Boyajian sent this image of Engine 1201 pumping at the scene. The engine is a 2007 HME/Ahrens Fox 1250/1000/30 TM. Truck 1204, a 1997 Spartan Gladiator, 3D 1250/500, Aerial Innovations 105′ rear mount aerial can be seen in the background.

Stickney Fire Department house fire Dec 17, 2010

Stickney Engine 1201 and truck 1204 on the scene of the box alarm fire at 4125 Oak Park Avenue. Josh Boyajian photo

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