Archive for June 7th, 2014

Texas assistant chief from comes from Tri-State FPD has an article about a new assistant chief that came from this area:

It’s a long way from Chicago, Ill. to Murphy, Texas, but this is where Mike Orrico wanted to work and live.

“My friends settled down here,” he said. “There are many opportunities here. I settled in Murphy because of the demographics. I knew it was a place where I wanted to live and work.”

Orrico said he first applied for a position with the Murphy Fire Dept. three years ago.

“I was one of the top two candidates for the administrative captain position, but I was not hired. From that time, I kept looking for something in the Murphy area. When this position of assistant fire chief came up, I applied and was hired successfully.”

Orrico brings more than 30 years of experience working in a fire department in the Chicago-metro area. He began his career as a volunteer, part-time firefighter and emergency medical technician for 10 years, he said. The next 22 years, Orrico worked as a career firefighter. The last seven years he has spent working as a part-time member of the administrative team for [the Tri-State] fire protection district.

“I am excited to be working directly with the firefighters again,” he said. “In the administrative position I held, I wasn’t able to work directly with firefighters.”

As assistant fire chief, Orrico will have many responsibilities ranging from administrative duties, to overseeing training and the health and safety of the firefighters, to planning department operations.




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Bartlett ambulance for sale

This from Kevin Griffin:

Bartlett Ambulance for sale

ambulance for sale

Former Bartlett FPD ambulance for sale. Fenton Fire photo

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Highland Park to celebrate 125 years

This from Daniel Pease:

Looking for Your Assistance

The Highland Park Fire Department will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary this year. The mayor has dedicated this year’s 4th of July parade to the fire department. The theme of our parade will be the progression of the fire service. With that being said, we are reaching out to all of you in search of antique fire apparatus (staff cars, ambulances, engines, trucks etc…) to participate. Our thought is to have all antique vehicles at the beginning of the parade followed by today’s modern apparatus.  Apparatus will be lining up for the parade at 0930 hrs with the parade starting at 1000 hrs. The fire department is leading the parade and we estimate it will last no longer than 30 minutes.

If you have any vehicles that can participate, new or old, it would be greatly appreciated. If you can help, please contact me or Executive Assistant Terrie Jarosz using the information listed below.

Daniel Pease, Deputy Fire Chief

Terrie Jarosz, Executive Assistant

Highland Park Fire Dept.

1130 Central Ave

Highland Park IL 60035


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