Archive for January 24th, 2018

Geneva Fire Department news

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Geneva firefighters are due to receive 25 new sets of  turnout gear at a cost of more than $50,000. Aldermen voted unanimously to approve the expenditure Jan. 16.

The new gear is replacing out-of-date and worn-out gear for 25 members of the department. Each set costs nearly $2,000, based on the lowest qualified bid from W.S. Darley. Gear includes helmets, gloves, coats, pants, hoods, and boots. Depending on use and wear, some gear has to be retired before the 10-year anniversary date.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends gear be retired after 10 years after the date of manufacture.

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Palatine Fire Department news

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No one was injured in a 2016 fire at a home on the 1000 block of Penny Lane in Palatine. The homeowner, Richard Moss reported the fire to authorities about 5:30 p.m. March 6, 2016. Moss, who was alone at the time, told authorities the fire began in a smoker on the patio he was using to cook chicken, but Palatine Fire Department Lt. Matthew Nagy testified the smoker was cold to the touch when he examined it several hours later.

Moss, 44, now of Warrenville, is charged with arson. He has pleaded not guilty. His defense attorney suggested the smoker and the charcoal briquettes inside might have cooled during that time.

Nagy testified the fire originated in two mattresses in a basement utility room, one of which was completely consumed by fire. The other mattress and both box springs were damaged, as were the subfloor and laminate flooring in the room above. Finding no accelerant, Nagy determined the fire began after someone held a flame to the mattresses.

Moss told Nagy he left the house after he smelled something burning and saw smoke rising from the vents. Nagy testified Moss told him he was going through a divorce, had financial concerns, had been out of work for several years and had quarreled with his girlfriend earlier that day.

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New squad for Schaumburg (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce Schaumburg FD, IL 30929

Schaumburg FD Squad 55

Schaumburg Squad 55. Pierce composite

thanks Daniel and Ron

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New ambulance for Brookfield

This from Jon Hultman:

Here are two shots of the new 414 at Brookfield St. 1  It’s a new Lifeline Emergency Vehicles Ford F-550 2WD unit in the new BFD paint scheme.  Images via the Lifeline web site.  Thanks  Jon Hultman?

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414. Lifeline Emergency Vehicles photo

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414

Brookfield FD Ambulance 414. Lifeline Emergency Vehicles photo

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