Archive for March 31st, 2013

Box Alarm house fire in St. Charles on 3-31-13

An image from the scene of today’s house fire in St. Charles. No further information at this time.


house fire scene in St Charles IL

Matt Tessler photo

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North Palos FPD

This from Martin Nowak:

A few months back, I’ve shown Ambulance 812 with a black grill. Another North Palos Ambulance (802) drops the chrome grill for a black one. I believe these black grills fit their color scheme a lot better. I’ve never seen any other Ford E-series ambulance from the current generation with a black grill. Ambulance 802 is a 2010 Ford E-450/Osage. I also attached a recent picture of A812 along with Roberts Park Engine 32 and Ambulance 32.


North Palos FPD Ambulance 812

North Palos FPD Ambulance 812. Martin Nowak photo

North Palos FPD Ambulance 802

North Palos FPD Ambulance 802. Martin Nowak photo

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Funeral services for ISP Trooper James Sauter

This from the Chicago Tribune:

Funeral arrangements have been settled for Illinois State Trooper James Sauter, 28, who was killed when a semitrailer truck hit his squad car and both vehicles burst into flames late Thursday on I-294 in Glenview.

Visitation is set for Monday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Moraine Valley Church, 6300 W. 127th St. in Palos Heights, said ISP spokeswoman Monique Bond. The funeral is Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the same church.

The Tribune article with some video footage is HERE.

thanks Chris

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Area apparatus updates

This from Drew Gresik:

Hello again,
I have attached photos of the Downers Grove 2012 Freightliner/Medtec ambulance and Western Springs 2002 Spartan/Luverne Engine 1711. On the department pages, the old DG Ambulance 2 is pictured and on the WS page, the old 1721 is shown with outdated lights and graphics. Please feel free to use my attached photos for an update on those two station pages! Thanks again.
Drew Gresik
Downers Grove Fire Department Ambulance 2 Medtec

Downers Grove Ambulance 2 is a 2012 Freightliner M2106/Medtec Type I. Drew Gresik photo

Western Springs Fire Department Engine 1711

Western Springs Engine 1711 is a 2002 Spartan Gladiator/Luverne. Drew Gresik photo

New ambulances in Elgin from another contributor:

four new ambulances being delivered

New ambulances delivered to Elgin.


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