Archive for February 8th, 2013

New quint for Elgin

A reader submitted the following information:

The Elgin Fire Department just approved the purchase of a Pierce Arrow XT Quint DEMO. The truck has a 75' aluminum 
ladder and is currently undergoing modifications at Pierce. Delivery is expected sometime in March 2013. 


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New ambulance for East Dundee

The East Dundee just received a new Type I ambulance from Medtec … one of the last units coming off the line before the final shutdown of the facility.

new Medtec ambulance for East Dundee FPD

new Medtec ambulance for East Dundee FPD


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CFD mayday at Still & Box 2-7-13

The Chicago Tribune has an article outlining a mayday that was called for firefighters that fell into a basement at on North Newark Avenue:

Four firefighters were injured fighting an extra-alarm blaze on the Far Northwest Side tonight.

The four were hurt in a stairway collapse while fighting the fire in the 5700 block of North Newark Avenue, according to Fire Media.

At 8:18 p.m. firefighters were called to the two-story brick house where the fire started on the first floor of the building, which is currently being rehabbed, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said.

“Lots of building supplies lying around,” Santiago said.

When five firefighters started to climb a staircase in the house, it gave way and they all fell. Four firefighters were injured and transported to Resurrection Medical Center in good condition.

The entire article is HERE.

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