Archive for September 2nd, 2015

Waterman FD receives grant

Excerpts from

… employees from Monsanto’s Waterman production site selected the Waterman Community Fire Protection District (WCFPD) to receive a $10,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2015 site grant initiative.

Funds from the grant will be used to purchase a self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, for the front line trucks.

“Our current SCBAs are outdated,” Fire Captain David Oest said in a news release. “With new technology in the face masks, we will be better equipped to aid our personnel in fire conditions.”

The WCFPD and Waterman site have worked together for the past eight years. The WCFPD has received other grants for air bags that lift heavy equipment and stabilize vehicles in crash situations and a multipurpose tool that helps extricate people from their cars in the case of a vehicle collision.

This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded more than $1.2 million to nonprofit organizations through the site grant initiative to help address essential needs in rural communities. Emergency response organizations across the country have received more than $3.4 million from the fund since 2010.

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As seen around … Bloomingdale

This from Steve Redick

Bloomingdale Fire District fire truck

Steve Redick photo

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New squad for Sycamore FD (X-Hanover Park)

This from Art Zern:

Thought you might be interested in seeing the transformation.  We purchased this E-One Squad from Hanover Park earlier this year.  It went in service as Sycamore Squad 2 on Friday.



Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Hanover Park squad. Art Zern photo

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Sycamore Squad 4 is former Hanover Park Squad 370. Art Zern photo

and … here’s a old shot of the squad when it was delivered to Hanover Park

Spartan Gladiator E-ONE heavy rescue squad

Larry Shapiro photo

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Kitchen fire in Prospect Heights, 9-1-15

This from Larry Shapiro:

Prospect Heights firefighters made quick work of a kitchen fire at 842 E. Old Willow Road Tuesday night (9/1/15) as tenants of the unit fled to the balcony. One resident was transported by Arlington Heights Ambulance 2 to Glenbrook Hospital and the other refused treatment.

ladder to balcony of apartment after fire

Larry Shapiro photo

firemen setup PPV in doorway

Larry Shapiro photo

Arlington Heights ambulance

Larry Shapiro photo

Prospect Heights fire engine

Larry Shapiro photo

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