Archive for October 24th, 2016

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD news

fire department bike medic bicycles

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills FPD photo

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Two bikes, worth about $1,300 each, were donated to the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District by Lake in the Hills American Legion Post 1231, said Matt Berg, president of Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Firefighters Local 3985.

The bikes will be manned by off-duty personnel hired to staff community events, such as the Algonquin Founders’ Days parade or Lake in the Hills Triathlon and are equipped with medical supplies, including a defibrillator, oxygen, IV and bandaging for traumatic injures.

The department realized paramedic bikes would be an asset when it borrowed one from the Algonquin police to use at the Founders’ Days parade. Berg, who rode the bike, said he treated about a dozen patients during the event. He said this is the only fire department in the area to implement the program.

The bikes also allow the public to interact easier with paramedics, and they give residents the ability to have a closer look at who paramedics are and what they do.

Training for about 12 paramedics who are interested in using the bikes will start in the spring,

thanks Dan

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As see around … the North Palos FPD

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North Palos Car 808

North Palos FPD Car 808

North Palos FPD Car 808

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Norwood Park Fire Protection District news

The Norwood Park Fire Protection District, that protects the Villages of Norridge, and Harwood Heights in addition to  unincorporated Norwood Park Township is seeking a fire chief. The district borders the northwest side of Chicago near O’Hare airport and is predominately composed of residential areas with some industrial and commercial development. The district serves approximately 25,000 residents in a 6.5-square mile area operating out of one fire station responding to fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and specialized rescue calls, totaling 3,347 in 2015. The district operates with 23 full-time personnel, including one (1) fire chief, one (1) deputy chief and one (1) administrative assistant to the chief.

Job Summary

The district is seeking an energetic and experienced fire service leader with strong communication and interpersonal skills. The fire chief is the Chief Executive Officer of the fire department and the final departmental authority in all matters of policy, operations, training, and discipline. He exercises all powers of his office and issues such orders as are necessary to assure the effective performance of the department. The fire chief is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, controlling, and staffing all activities of the department for its continuous and efficient operations, for the enforcement of rules and regulations within the department, for the completion and forwarding of such reports as may be required by competent authority, and for the department’s relations with the citizens of the Norwood Park Fire Protection District. The ideal candidate must have an inclusive managerial style and experience working in a union environment. Duties include, but are not limited to, the administrative responsibility of budgets, Levy’s, audit’s, and records management. The chief position is an FLSA salary exempt position.

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New engine for CFD Engine 121

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