Archive for July 7th, 2016

Chicago firefighter Lorenzo Douglas

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A month after being struck by a minivan while working on his own vehicle, 43-year-old Chicago firefighter Lorenzo Douglas died Tuesday. According to the Medical Examiner’s office, Douglas, of Rogers Park, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday from injuries caused by being hit by the van.

The death came as a tragic surprise to the fire department, said spokesman Larry Langford, who said Douglas had been struck by the van in June but appeared to be on the road to recovery.

Douglas had been released from the hospital to a rehabilitation center where he fought to regain his strength. During that process, Langford said Douglas suffered what appeared to be a seizure for unknown reasons.

Douglas worked as a firefighter on the Engine 103 in a single-engine house in the West Loop known for its open-door policy to the public and its firehouse dog, Freckles.

Anita Douglas said her big brother always cracked jokes that made her laugh, and he was the strongest God-fearing man she knew.

Douglas leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter and fiancé; his mother, a retired Chicago Police officer of 24 years; a brother and sister.

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Skokie Fire Department news

From the cards, Inc. Facebook page:

Another Skokie unit in for body work and the new paint scheme

fire truck in body shop

Kards, Inc. photo

fire truck in body shop

Kards, Inc. photo

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Long Grove FD orders new engine (more)

From the Long Grove FPD:

After a sealed bid process, the Long Grove Fire Protection District has chosen to purchase a 2017 E-One Typhoon 2000 GPM rescue pumper

Some of the spec highlights are as follows:

  • Typhoon X medium cab with ALS compartment and seating for 4 personnel
  • 450-HP Cummins motor
  • Allison transmission
  • Jacobs brake
  • 2000-GPM Hale QMAX pump
  • 780-gallon water tank
  • FoamPro foam system
  • 50-gallon Class A foam tank
  • Hose bed storage of :
    • 1000′ 5″
    • 600′ 3″
    • 200′ 2.5″
    • 200′ 1.75″
  • 4-bottle SCBA cascade system with 2 filling positions
  • 10KW hydraulic generator
  • 120V scene lighting on both sides and rear
  • Night Scan Light Tower with Whelen Pioneer light heads

This unit will be replacing the KME rescue pumper (Squad 55) which will be traded into Fire Service, Inc as part of the purchase.

drawing of new fire engine for long Grove IL

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