Archive for November 13th, 2012

Antioch Rescue Squad moving forward

The Daily Herald has an article about the Antioch Rescue Squad:

The Antioch Rescue Squad is creating a new employee handbook and forcing members to wear ID cards when on call and undergo harassment training, officials announced this week.

The new initiatives are part of several improvements taking place at the troubled rescue squad under new Chief Brian DeKind, said Patrick Goodness, owner of the Goodness Company, who is handling public relations for the group.


The complete article can be found HERE.

A previous post about the Antioch Rescue squad is HERE.

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CFD Still Alarm 11-12-12

This from Eric Haak:

Not much but did catch this alley garage before they got water on it.

 A 1978 Corvette became a victim of this alley garage fire in the 4600 block of south Laramie.  Engines 34 and 32 along with Truck 52 and Tower Ladder 54 made quick work of the 20 x 20 frame in Chicago’s 16th Battalion but not before the fire had consumed the contents and left the fiberglass classic a pile of goo.  1st photo captures power lines as they broke free under the intense heat.


house fire in Chicago 11-13-12

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house fire in Chicago on Laramie 11-13-12

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house fire in Chicago on Laramie 11-13-12

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garage fire in Chicago on Laramie 11-13-12

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house fire in Chicago on Laramie 11-13-12 Chicago Engine 34

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Ambulance re-chassis for Roberts Park FPD

This from Martin Nowak:

Roberts Park looking to re-chassis Ambulance 3R, which is a 2008 Ford F-450/Osage. This is not the first ambulance re-chassis for the district. The first was Ambulance 31 (2010 Ford E-450 Osage/2002 Medtec), it has a 2002 Medtec box that came off a 2002 Ford E-450 (Former A307). If 3R gets a new chassis, it will replace Ambulance 32 (2009 Ford E-450/Osage) which will become Ambulance 3R.

This is from the Roberts Park Public Meeting Minutes:
“Ambulance 3R, came back after extensive engine repairs. After being in service for about 3 days, it broke down in front of the station and had to be towed back to Hawk Ford. The problem appears to be in the fuel system. Repairs are estimated at$900.00.  In the coming fiscal year, Chief Ketchen plans to explore the feasibility of replacing the chassis. The ambulance box can be updated and remounted on a new chassis which saves approximately half the cost of an entirely new ambulance.”

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