This from Kevin Griffin:
The Tinley park fire department responded to a rollover crash with extrication at the cvs at 167 and Harlem
This from Larry Shapiro:
While returning from the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, I was on the Edens Expressway when Morton Grove was dispatched to a reported house fire at 5845 W. Keeney. The response was upgraded to the Code 4 working fire before units arrived based on a report by police that there was a confirmed fire.
I arrived shortly after the first companies that had already made entry. The fire had burned through the first floor roof of the small split-level house but was extinguished quickly. Here are a few images from the scene.
More images are at shapirophotography.net
This from Eric Haak:
I took in this restaurant fire in Gary, Indiana on Saturday afternoon (8/30). The fire was at 47th and Broadway and I was lucky enough to be at 35th and Broadway when the tones went out. The fire started in the kitchen and was quickly brought under control. Before anyone asks, the man in the civilian clothing was the owner and that image was taken within the first minute of companies arriving. He moved away seconds later. If you would have arrived five minutes later, there would have been nothing to see. The last image is of Engine 5, which is the newest engine in their fleet.
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Fire Service Inc Facebook page posted these images of the new engines 9 and 10. 2014 E-One Cyclone II extended cab engines. 2000-GPM pumps with 1000 gallons of water and 250 gallons of foam. They have several more pictures.
thanks Dan & Erik
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Images from Larry Shapiro of the 3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago on Wednesday night.
A gallery with many more images is at shapirophotography.net
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My Suburbanlife.com has an article about a decision to outsource the emergency dispatch for police and fire in Bolingbrook:
Bolingbrook’s police and fire dispatch services will be outsourced this fall.
The Bolingbrook Village Board voted Tuesday to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Western Will County Communication Center (WESCOM) to take over the services, a move officials say will net the village a savings of $319,000 annually. WESCOM, considered a unit of local government, is a consolidated dispatch service with 19 member agencies across three counties, primarily Will County.
In addition to the savings, WESCOM offers better technology and a larger staff in the event of critical incidents, officials said. The move also follows the State of Illinois’ pro-consolidation stance, according to Bolingbrook Deputy Police Chief Tom Ross.
The agreement calls for the Village of Bolingbrook to pay WESCOM $1.13 million for its first year of membership. That figure is based on a projected number of calls the police and fire departments receive annually. The following years’ fees will be based on call volume as well.
Bolingbrook’s 14 full-time dispatchers and two supervisors will be offered jobs at WESCOM, according to Steve Rauter, executive director of WESCOM.
“We’ve outstretched our hand to take as many of them as Bolingbrook can provide,” Rauter said. “We haven’t heard from all of them yet but several have applied and they seem pretty excited to be coming here.” Any Bolingbrook employees hired on at WESCOM would bring accruals with them, Rauter said, including longevity level for salary purposes, years toward pension and some comp time.
Both entities’ employees are represented by unions. Currently, the 16 Bolingbrook dispatch employees are represented by AFSCME Council 31. WESCOM employees are represented by the Metropolitan Alliance of Police.
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This from Tyler Tobolt:
Crystal Lake working structure fire at 487 W Virgina Tuesday at 6pm. Engine 344 arrived with heavy smoke showing and lead out. An RV caught on fire inside the bay and didn’t extend to the building a lot. Companies on scene: Engine 344, Engine 341, Engine 343, Ambulance 351, Ambulance 353, Ambulance 354, Truck 381, Battalion 330, several chiefs, Algonquin Truck 181, Algonquin Battalion 130 and McHenry Township Engine 44 automatic aid.In these photos is a picture of the new Crystal Lake Ambulance 351.Thanks Tyler Tobolt.
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