Archive for August 4th, 2011

New CFD units on order

Bill Freidrich tells us there are three new Spartan chassis on the lot at the factory in Charlotte, Michigan slated for Chicago.

  • a chassis for a new engine going to the training academy (September completion)
  • a chassis for a new 103′ rear mount aerial (November completion)
  • a lime green chassis for an engine going to O’Hare (September completion)

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Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

The 14th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show

Saturday, August 6, 2011

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The 14th Annual Chicagoland Emergency Vehicle Show will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm in Mooseheart, IL, “The Child City”, located at Rt. 31 and Mooseheart Rd. just north of North Aurora, IL. Vehicle registration opens at 8 am and the show opens to the public at 10 am. The event is free to the public and offers many exciting demonstrations by area public safety providers and organizations.

Show vehicle pre-registration is free by fax or mail ($20 day of show). Form available HERE

Information on the weekend events as well as maps and hotel info is available HERE

The Lights and Sirens Parade & Emergency Vehicle Cruise Night will be held Friday, August 5, 2011. Parade staging begins at 6:30 pm at the Tinsletown Theater on Rt. 31 in North Aurora, IL. The parade begins at 7 pm sharp and arrives to kick-off the North Aurora Days festival at Clocktower Plaza at Oak St. and Randall Rd., North Aurora, IL. Our emergency vehicles are then staged in a safe area where we can enjoy an Emergency Vehicle Cruise Night and partake in the many amenities the festival has to offer.

The Lights & Sirens Caravan to the Lake in the Hills Police Department’s Lights & Sirens Parade and National Night Out Against Crime Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will take place Sunday, August 7, 2011. The escorted caravan departs at 9 am from the Clocktower Plaza, Oak St. and Randall Rd., North Aurora, IL. The LITH PD’s Lights & Sirens Parade kicks off at 10 am. At the end of the parade route our emergency vehicles are staged together at their Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. For the past 3 years they have been a wonderful host and really value our participation. They even shifted their date back a week this year so that we could continue to participate. The event funds their police Explorer program which we collect a donation for.

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New fire chief in Palatine

The Palatine Fire Department recently appointed Deputy Chief Scott Anderson to the position of fire chief replacing Chief Robert Falardeau who retired at the beginning of the week.

From the TribLocal:

The badge worn by Fire Chief Robert Falardeau for the last two years now is being worn by 20-year-veteran Scott Andersen, the village’s new fire chief.

Andersen, the fire department’s deputy chief of operations was appointed to the top job at a village council meeting Monday night, as Falardeau, who has been with the fire department for the past 31 years, the last two as fire chief, retired.

The TribLocal article is HERE.

Daily Herald articles can be found HERE and HERE.

A 20-year veteran of the Palatine Fire Department will soon be its next leader.

Deputy Chief of Operations Scott Andersen, a 45-year-old Palatine resident who has climbed the leadership ranks of his department, on Monday replaces retiring Fire Chief Bob Falardeau.

“He brings great energy to his profession and is very professional in everything he does,” said Falardeau, who spent more than 31 years with Palatine, the last two as chief. “He’s very a service-oriented, charismatic leader.”


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