Archive for September 21st, 2015

Villa Park adds two firefighters


Villa Park Welcomes Newest Firefighter/Paramedics

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The Villa Park Board of Trustees welcomed the two newest firefighter/paramedics to the Villa Park Fire Department on Sept. 14, 2015 during the board meeting. Villa Park Fire Chief Ron Rakosnik recognized Jeff Brown and Steve Lyons for completing their one-year probationary period with the department and achieving permanent assignment in Villa Park. Both received Office of the State Fire Marshal certification in Vehicle Machinery Operations and Fire Apparatus Engineer this year and together have completed over 1,300 hours of probationary training.

Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Brown, a Downers Grove South High School graduate, attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Brown also worked as a part-time firefighter at the Pleasant View Fire Protection District and graduated from the Romeoville Fire Academy in March 2014.

Firefighter/Paramedic Steve Lyons, a St. Charles High School graduate, also graduated from the College of DuPage paramedic program with high honors. Lyons worked as a part-time firefighter at the Hampshire Fire Department and graduated from the Pingree Grove Fire Academy in February 2014.

“We are very lucky to have Jeff and Steve as full-time members of the Villa Park Fire Department to serve and protect the residents of Villa Park,” Chief Rakosnik said.

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Chicago working fire, 9/21/15

This from Dennis McGuire, Jr:

 Here are some shots of a working fire in the 22nd Battalion at 12047 S. Perry at approximately 0130 on 9/21/2015. Engine Co. 75 arrived with a fire in what appeared to be an abandoned 2-story frame, 25×50. Fire was found on the 1st floor with some extension into the 2nd floor. These photos were taken after much of the fire was knocked.
More photos can be found HERE
fire scene at night

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

fire scene at night

Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

fire scene at night

The rear of the fire building. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

fire scene at night

Truck Co. 27 with main to the roof. Dennis McGuire, Jr. photo

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As seen around … Woodstock

This from Asher Heimermann:

fire apparatus pictures from the funeral in woodstock

Saulsbury rescue squad

Asher Heimermann photo

Fire Department Battalion Chief car

Asher Heimermann photo

Wonder Lake FD ambulance

Asher Heimermann photo

Woodstock FD fire engine

Asher Heimermann photo

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