Archive for March 2nd, 2015

Orland FPD hires firefighters

Excepts from the Chicago Tribune:

The Orland Fire Protection District board has approved hiring nine firefighter/paramedics to fill vacancies created by retirements.¬†The district’s board of fire commissioners, a separate board, will review and select candidates from the existing eligibility list, according to the district.

Trustees at Tuesday’s meeting voted 3-0 to approve the new hires. Once they are selected, the firefighters will receive training through the district’s fire academy and will be subject to a one-year probationary period.

Last year, the fire district board approved hiring 10 firefighters to replace those who were retiring, and those 10 are scheduled to end their probationary period May 10. Once the nine new hires finish their probation, the district will have 111 firefighter/paramedics, a district spokesman said.

In the summer of 2012, the board approved hiring 11 firefighters to help bring down overtime costs that the district was incurring.

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-1-15 (more)

This from Eric Haak:

Here are a few of my images from Sunday morning’s fire at the Church’s Chicken at 87th and King Dr.

Chicago FD Engine 82 at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Eric Haak photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Eric Haak photo

fireman moving charged hose in the winter

Eric Haak photo

fireman clearing store front windows

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Truck 42 at fire scene

Eric Haak photo

Chicago FD Truck 42

Eric Haak photo

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Working fire in Chicago, 3-1-15

Images from Tim Olk of the working fire Sunday morning at 400 E. 87th Street (3/1/15).

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

firemen on aerial ladder with stripping ladder

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fire at Church's Chicken restaurant

Tim Olk photo

fireman picking up hose after fire

Tim Olk photo

firemen loading hose after fire

Tim Olk photo

firemen pose for group shot after battling a fire

Tim Olk photo

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