Archive for January 9th, 2018

Rockford Fire Department news

Excerpts from wifr.com:

Four months ago, 17 men and women became recruits for the Rockford Fire Department. Friday, 16 of them graduated. 

Rockford Fire Chief Derek Bergsten says this class brings the fire department back to full staff. The 16 firefighters were selected from more than 600 applicants.

Included in the class is Natalie Adasiewicz who is one of fewer than ten women in the department and the sixth generation of firefighters in her family.

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Byron Fire Protection District news

Excerpts from byronfire.com:

Byron Fire District Board of Trustees Announces Interim Fire Chief

The Board of Trustees have hired Richard Kolomay to be our interim chief. He will begin his duties on January 15, 2018. Chief Kolomay is from Wheaton and comes to us with over 37 years of experience. His last assignment in the fire service was chief of the Carol Stream Fire District. Chief Kolomay currently serves as an instructor at Fire Training Resources, North- eastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy, Romeoville Fire Academy, and Task Force 1 Inc.

He has served as a firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, captain, acting battalion chief, deputy chief and chief. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University and is the recipient of many fire service honors and awards.

Chief Kolomay was born and raised in Medinah and graduated from Lake Park High School in 1976. He and his wife Lisa have four children. Chief Kolomay comes from a history of firefighters. His father served the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) for 38 years, two uncles spent 30 and 36 years respectively with the CFD, and his son is currently a CFD firefighter.

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3-11 Alarm fire in Chicago, 1-1-18

The first 3-11 Alarm fire of the  year occurred Monday night (1/8/18) as Chicago firefighters battled fire in a 150×800 mattress warehouse at 4041 S. Emerald. Elevated master streams from three tower ladders and Squad 1A surrounded the building. 

 

 

Chicago FD Squad 1A at work

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Chicago FD Squad 1A at work Rosenbauer ACP-55

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Chicago FD Engine 50 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD Light Wagon 915

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 54 at work

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Chicago firefighters cut overhead doors with saws

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Chicago FD Engine 39

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Chicago FD Engine 28 E-ONE Cyclone II

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Chicago FD Tower Ladder 39 E-ONE Cyclone HP100 at work

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Chicago FD mobile command board

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2-11 Alarm and EMS Plan 1 for the Mayday alert in Chicago, 1/8/18

Chicago firefighters battled a Still & Box Alarm fire at 4828 W. Van Buren late Monday morning (1/8/18) that was upgraded to a 2-11 with an EMS Plan 1 for a Mayday alert.

heavy smoke from Chicago house fire

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firefighter in PPE surrounded by smoke

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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deck gun used on house fire

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Chicago firefighters battle fire in a house

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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Chicago FD Squad 2A

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