Archive for July 6th, 2014

Area fire departments receive money from federal grants

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced today (July 2, 2014) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has awarded $231,210 in grants to fire departments in the Chicagoland area. Today’s funding will support and improve the capability of each department to respond to fires and other types of emergencies. 

Under this announcement, the following fire departments will receive funding for operations and safety:

  • Streamwood Fire Department(Streamwood, Illinois): $211,410 in funding;
  • Park Forest Fire Department (Park Forest, Illinois): $19,800 in funding.

   Lake Bluff Fire Department (Lake Bluff, Illinois): $42,513 in funding

The funding is provided through the DHS’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program which seeks to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and fire related hazards. 


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Mundelein FD apparatus updates

This from Mark J. Gaunky, Deputy Fire Marshal, Mundelein Fire Department:

  • Just wanted to give you guys a heads up we are in the process of purchasing the old Sugar Grove tower ladder. It is currently in Harrisburg PA, where they are giving it the once over and making some minor repairs, new tires, etc. It will be delivered via semi-truck sometime this month. This will replace our 1995 Pierce ladder, which was slated for replacement next year.
  • We have ordered a new KME pumper, which should be delivered sometime this summer. I will forward the final drawing when we get it. This replaces our 1992 Pierce, which has already been sold to a broker.
  • Lastly, we will be ordering a new replacement ambulance by then end of summer.


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New engine for South Elgin

Dennis McGuire, Jr. found this new engine for South Elgin on the Rosenbauer website:


Rosenbauer fire engine

new engine for South Elgin. Rosenbauer photo

Fire Truck Specifications:

Body: EXT Tank Cap: 750 Pump Model: CSU
Pump Mfr: Waterous Pump Cap: 1,500 Foam Cell: N/A
Engine: Cummins Engine Model: ISL9 HP: 450
Transmission: Allison 3000 EV Warning Lights: Whelen LED Generator: Harrison
Chassis: RBM Commander Pump Mount: Top Axles: Single

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