Archive for October 14th, 2017

Oak Brook Fire Department news

Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

A new three-year contract for Oak Brook firefighters provides for 2.5 percent annual salary increases and 15 to 20 percent employee contributions toward health insurance premiums, depending on the type of coverage chosen. Those components are the same as was the case in the previous contract, which ran from 2013 through 2015.

The final year of the previous contract called for firefighters to have a salary range of $62,154 to $83, 907, and for lieutenants to have salaries ranging from 73,599 to $99,358.

While that contract was effective as of Jan. 1. 2013, it wasn’t executed until June 23, 2014, about 1┬Ż years after the effective date.

The contract covers 28 Oak Brook firefighters and firefighter/paramedics, but not the fire chief or three battalion chiefs nor contracted personnel.

thanks Dan

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Milwaukee Fire Department news

Excerpts from tmj4.com:

For the first time in a decade the Milwaukee Fire Department is recruiting applicants for firefighter positions, despite cuts outlined in the mayor’s budget.

The last time Milwaukee fire accepted applications for firefighter positions was 2007.  Over the years when jobs open the Fire and Police Commission go to the list created at that time.  Recruiter Kischa Buford said the commission exhausted the list so it’s time for a new one.

There is no age limit, but applicants have to be 18 to apply, a U.S. Citizen, and possess no felony convictions plus a high school diploma or equivalent.

“We really are looking for great people who are going to be great neighbors and great representatives of the fire department and in turn make great public servants,” said Milwaukee Fire Captain Joshua Parish.

The city of Milwaukee is set to close six fire stations as part of the mayor’s 2018 budget.  There are no layoffs involved, but 75 department vacancies will not be filled.  Parish said the department still needs firefighters.

It’s now a waiting game for hopeful applicants.

Applicants have until Friday at 11:59 p.m. to apply.  An application is here. 

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New area apparatus orders

  • Cherry Valley Fire Protection District – Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; 750-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Husky 3 Class A foam system. 
  • East Joliet Fire Department – Ferrara Cinder rescue-pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,750-gpm pump; 750-gallon tank. 
  • Galena Fire Department – Rosenbauer Commander, T-Rex 115-foot articulating aerial platform quint, Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine; 2,000-gpm pump; 300-gallon tank. 
  • Grayslake Fire Protection District – Rosenbauer Commander top-mount pumper, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon tank. 
  • Central Stickney Fire Protection District – Pierce Enforcer PUC 107-foot Ascendant aerial ladder, Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; 500-gallon tank; Harrison 8-kW generator. 

thanks Josh 

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New ambulance for Central Stickney (more)

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Congratulations to Chief Mc Mahon and the Central Stickney Fire Protection District on the delivery today of their new 2017 Wheeled Coach Ford Type III ambulance! Featuring an aluminum ALS cabinet, Cool Bar HVAC system, Whelen M series warning lights and a Stryker Power Pro cot with the Performance Load System. This unit was built within 60 days of their confirmed order! This is the second Wheeled Coach for Central Stickney, and we are thrilled they remain part of the Fire Service, Inc. family. Thank You for your continued business!

2017 Wheeled Coach Ford Type III ambulance

2017 Wheeled Coach Ford Type III ambulance for the Central Stickney FPD. Fire Service Inc photo

2017 Wheeled Coach Ford Type III ambulance

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rear of new ambulance

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interior of new ambulance

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