Archive for January 8th, 2018

Tri-State Fire Protection District news (more)

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Salvatore “Sam” Molinaro has been selected, pending board ratification of his contract, as the new fire chief of the Tri-State Fire Protection District. Sam has served on the Tri-State FPD Board of Fire Commissioners for the past two years and is retiring as the assistant chief of the Berwyn Fire Department. 
Chief Molinaro will be sworn in at the district meeting on January 16, 2018 and will start in his new position on February 5, 2018. 
               Est. 1946
Patrick Brenn                                    
Deputy Chief                                         
Tri-State Fire Protection District
419 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
Cell: 630-885-7784

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Elgin Fire Department news

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The Elgin Fire Department will be purchasing two mobile laptop computers to be used in the command center and in vehicles thanks to a grant from Illinois American Water (IAW). The IAW 2017 Firefighter Grant Program provides financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in its service areas.

This year, approximately $75,000 will be awarded to 78 Illinois fire departments. Since the program was created in 2010, over 425 grants totaling over $417,000 has been awarded.

Illinois American Water’s Firefighter Grant Program awards grants to provide personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training materials and classroom programs.

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Roberts Park Fire Protection District news (more)

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A southwest suburban community is banding together to support a firefighter and his family after he was seriously injured battling a blaze in the area a couple of weeks ago.

Robert’s Park FPD Lt. Clint Sanders was injured while fighting a house fire in Justice just a couple of days after Christmas, and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. While he suffered third-degree burns on his hands, and first- and 2nd-degree burns on his face, doctors told his family it could’ve been much worse had it not been for his signature sideburns.

Now those iconic sideburns are a cause for celebration, recreated on T-shirts worn by his friends and family to a packed fundraiser in Hickory Hills held in his honor Sunday.

There’s no word on when Sanders will be out of the hospital, but he’s expected to make a full recovery in time. And when he’s ready, the nearly 30-year veteran of the department will be welcomed back to the district.

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Working fire in Chicago, 1-7-18

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E95 landed @ 4131 w Carroll with a fire in a 2.5-sty frame. 95 had two lines lead out. Truck 26 and TL 14 both had mains to the roof. Companies had a quick knock on a first floor fire.

Chicago FD Tower Ladder 14

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