Archive for January 21st, 2012

Westmont fire chief announces retirement

Mysuburbanlife.com has an article about the retirement of Westmont Fire Chief Frank Trout.

The Village of Westmont has announced that Westmont Fire Chief Frank Trout has retired from the village, effective yesterday.

The announcement comes in the wake of Trout issuing a plea of not guilty in court this morning to the charge of drunken driving stemming from an arrest last month in unincorporated DuPage County.

A press release from the village issued this afternoon states Trout announced his retirement on Tuesday, and that Deputy Chief Dave Weiss has been named acting chief, and will continue in the role on an interim basis.

The complete article is HERE.

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New fire chief for Chicago Heights

An article in the Chicago Heights Patch announces that will James Angell has become the new fire chief in that town.

In his 26th year as a firefighter, James “Jamie” Angell is now the Chief of the¬†Chicago Heights Fire Department.

Angell has been with the department for eight years, recently serving as assistant chief to Tom Martello up until August of 2011, when Martello retired.

Since Martello’s departure the city has received more than 50 applicants for the coveted position, with a selection committee narrowing down the list of candidates for Mayor David Gonzalez to choose from.

The entire article can be found HERE.

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Vintage CFD fire photos

Bill Friedrich has been sharing vintage photos of the Chicago Fire Department. Several images here depict classic winter scenes on the fireground in Chicago. The photographers are unknown to us as well as the dates and locations of the downtown fire.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer unknown. Two Hi-Ranger Snorkels and the original Pitman-Snorkel are working along with several ladders in 1963 at this extra-alarm fire at Mercy Hospital.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date and location unknown. Two Autocar pumpers and a water tower all encased in ice.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date, and location unknown. Another view of the downtown fire.

Vintage Chicago Fire Department fire scene photo

Photographer, date, and location unknown. A third view of the downtown fire shows two water towers at work.

 

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