Archive for September 5th, 2017

Naperville Fire Department news

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Edward Hospital’s EMS Run of the Quarter for April-June 2017 has been awarded to the Naperville Fire Department’s Medic 10 and Truck 5.

Fire department personnel were recognized for the care they provided to a patient who had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The patient was taken to Edward Hospital where he later passed away, but not before his family authorized a donation to the Gift Of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network.

In the “Run of the Quarter” program, the Edward EMS Team reviews ambulance runs by pre-hospital providers and selects one to be recognized every three months based on the following criteria:

–Excellent communication from the field that resulted in the timely delivery of pertinent clinical information to the Edward Emergency Department staff

–Clear and thorough documentation

–Superior clinical assessment skills that resulted in accurate recognition of a clinical situation

–Behavior exceeding the call of duty in the field

–Superior partnership and teamwork with Edward Hospital

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Rockford Fire Department news

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The Rockford Fire Department said a blaze started around 6 p.m. Saturday on the 1900 block of Kilburn Ave. Firefighters saved three people trapped by smoke on the first and second floors from a kitchen fire.

Fire officials say they were able to get the two adults and one infant out of the burning building. The two adult victims were sent to a hospital for their injuries where one is in critical condition and the other is in serious condition.

The fire department is investigating the exact cause and damage of the fire.

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As seen around … Chicago

From Josh Boyajian:

Chicago FD Engine 71

Chicago FD Engine 71. Josh Boyajian photo

Chicago FD Engine 71

Chicago FD Engine 71. Josh Boyajian photo

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Riverdale Fire Department history (more)

This from Wayne Stuart:

In addition to Mike Summa’s photo of the Riverdale Fire Departments FWD engine they also ran this 1965 FWD/Pierce 85′ Snorkel. If you look closely at Mikes photo you can see the boom of this rig inside the station.

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1965 FWD/Pierce 85' Snorkel

Riverdale FD Truck 84 – 1965 FWD/Pierce 85′ Snorkel. Wayne Stuart photo

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