Archive for October 9th, 2017

Norwood Park Fire Department news (more)

Excerpts from the

Members of the Norwood Park Fire Protection Board have opted to join the new Harwood Heights Municipal Consolidated Dispatch Center, expected to open in September, going with it over two longer-established private services.

Norridge and Schiller Park had earlier agreed to join Harwood Heights in the new center, which will be located in new space in the village’s police station, 7300 W. Wilson Ave.

The Norwood Park Fire Protection District, which is based in Harwood Heights … provides fire protection and emergency medical services to Norridge and Harwood Heights as well Norwood Park Township, responding to approximately 3,500 calls per year.

The two other 911 centers Norwood Park was considering using — The Regional Emergency Dispatch (R.E.D.) Center, based in Glenview, and Norcomm, with a 911 center at 2600 Mannheim Road in Franklin Park — are farther away. 

thanks Ron

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49th Annual Houby Day Parade

This from Jeff Braun Jr:

Here are some photos of various departments attending the 49th Annual Houby Day Parade. The parade kicked off in Berwyn at Riverside Dr. and proceeded East on Cermak to Central Ave. in Cicero. This years parade was put on to honor all of the firefighters and EMS personnel serving our local communities. Thanks. -Jeff Braun Jr.

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As seen around … Westmont

From Josh Boyajian:

Westmont fire trucks

Josh Boyajian photo

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Still & Box Alarm fire in Chicago, 10-8-17

This from Steve Redick:

6670 Northwest Highway in the fire prone (lately) 11th battalion. This is very close to home and I arrived in short order. The occupancy was some kind of small community type theater. Initial observations seemed to indicate some deep seated fire in what I assumed would be many concealed spaces. Rapid roof ventilation and use of TIC allowed this fire to be contained in very short order. Just as well ’cause squad 7 was in a spare snorkel anyway. 😉


all the images can be seen here


Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

Steve Redick photo

Firefighters at fire scene with smoke

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Truck 55

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 119

Steve Redick photo

Chicago FD Engine 11

Steve Redick photo

fire engine backs dow alley

Steve Redick photo

Steve Redick photo

Chicago fire truck at fire scene

Steve Redick photo

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